Prairie Skies Public Library District
Library Hours:
Main location: 9-5 Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday, 9-7 Thursday.
Branch 9-5 Monday, Wednesday & Friday, 9-7 Tuesday & Thursday
Both locations 9-12 Saturdays and closed on Sundays
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How to Get a Library Card      

Library cards are available at both locations.  To obtain a card, you must live in the Prairie Skies Library District and have a form of identification with you:


  • Driver's license or State ID
  • Voters Registration Card
  • Property tax bill
  • A current utility bill, bank statement, pre-printed checks, mortgage or lease with your name & current address
  • A piece of first-class mail with your name and a current postmark.

Please contact the library if you have any questions.

Children ages 6 to 12 years old may get their own library card with altered check out privileges. A parent or guardian must be present to sign there application.


Individuals living within the boundaries of the Prairie Skies Public Library District, including those who rent their homes, are entitled to a resident library card for no additional fee.  This card is issued for three years.


Illinois residents, who live outside the boundaries of the Prairie Skies Public Library District and are not served by any other public library, may purchase a nonresident card for an annual fee.  As of July 1, 2011 the cost for this card will be $29.50 for individual or $118.00 for family card. Each member of the household is entitled to a card. The fee is recalculated each July 1st by using the Illinois State Library General Mathematical Formula. This card is issued for one year.


An individual who owns property within the Prairie Skies Public Library District, but does not live within the Prairie Skies Public Library District, is eligible for a nonresident taxpayer card.  Once a current tax bill is presented, cards will be issued to all residents of the household at no additional fee.  This card is issued for three years.

Patrons with any of the above cards are entitled to all services provided by Prairie Skies Public Library District including programs, classes, reserves, interlibrary loans, and computer use.  The card may be used to check out materials at other libraries.


  • Report it immediately at 217-476-3417 or 217-626-1553
  • There may be a $3.00 processing fee for lost cards. (Fee may be waived on a case by case basis.)
  • Remember - you are responsible for what is checked out on your card



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