Temporary Library Hours

  •  Ottawa Street Branch     Black Road Branch

  • JPL is now Fine Free!

    The Joliet Public Library will no longer charge fines for overdue materials on most items. Playaway Launchpads, video games, Most Wanted Collection and Interlibrary loans will still accrue fees. Replacement and damage costs still apply.

    For more information visit our Fines and Fees webpage.
  • Bookworm Bags

    Register each month for our Bookworm Bag by filling out our survey and Joliet Library staff will handpick library books for you to enjoy. When you pick up your books that are on hold, you will also receive a bag with some special "bookish" items! Bookworm Bags can be reserved for children, teens and adults and picked up at either library location. Just wait for your hold notification, and then you have five days to pick up your Bookworm Bag.

    Reserve yours today!
  • Available now! Playaway Launchpads

    Playaway Launchpad tablets are available for checkout at both Joliet Public Library locations! Launchpads are designed for kids and tweens and pre-loaded with easy to use, ad-free apps for education and fun. Launchpad cases are available on the Library floor---pick out your favorite subject and age group and bring the case to the Circulation Desk for checkout.

  • Project Burnham

    Project Burnham is the library's comprehensive plan to remodel the Joliet Public Library's Ottawa Street Branch. Follow our renovation page as we finalize floor plans and design and plan for construction to start in early 2021.

    Learn more about Project Burnham
  • Have you checked out our Virtual Programming?

    Join us this fall for fun and educational programming for kids, tweens, teens, adults and families! Don't miss out on our "Programs in a Bag" and craft kits for you to pick up at the library and enjoy from your own home!

    Learn more about Virtual Programming
  • Fine Free
  • Bookworm Bags
  • Launchpads
  • Buildings Reopening
  • Census 2020
  • Project Burnham
  • Virtual Programs


Using the Library

  • NEW Titles for Non-Fiction

  • NEW Titles for Mystery & Thrillers

  • NEW Titles for Romance

  • NEW Titles for Science Fiction & Fantasy

  • NEW Titles for Health, Mind, & Body

  • NEW Titles for Graphic Novels

  • NEW Movies and TV

  • Non-Fiction
  • Mystery and Thrillers
  • Romance
  • Science Fiction and Fantasy
  • Health, Mind and Body
  • Graphic Novels
  • New Movies




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