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Need a good read?

Book recommendations sent right to your email!Look no further than the Tolono Public Library's BookLetters service. Customize your own set of newsletters to be conveniently delivered to your email (typically once a month). These e-newsletter offer our readers advisory service on books, authors and what's happening at the library. By clicking on the Newsletter Sign up link above, you can choose to receive a variety of e-mail newsletters. Preview some of the newsletters by clicking on the book cover images on the left of this page. All of these features are linked to the library catalog, so reserving the book is a snap.


Many materials may be renewed over the phone,

as long as there is no waiting list for that particular item. To renew materials, call the library at 485-5558 or go to Online Catalog. The library offers a diverse collection, including reference material, fiction, non-fiction, periodicals, videos, CDs, and audio books. Patrons may view their library record as well as place requests on-line. Go to our Online Catalog to get started! 

WorldCat If you cannot find an item you are looking for in the SHARE system, the library can try and request the item through WorldCat, you will need to contact Helen at or by phone at 485-5558 on Monday from 10:30-2:30 or Thursday 8:30-12:30.


The Library offers six computers for internet/e-mail use to the patrons in fifteen minute increments for up to 2 hours of use per day.  Patrons may print black and white copies for $0.15.   Free WIFI is also available, just ask for the password at the front desk.  Additional computers are available for games, patron's search and word processing applications. 

Technology Assistance

Need some help with computers or looking for assistance in how to download media/e-books/magazines to your iPad or other device?  We are here to help.  Call 485-5558 or email the library's Technology Coordinator, Susan at

Copies & Fax

A copy machine is available for public use. Copying costs are
$0.15 for black and white or $0.50 for color (currently color copies are not available). A fax machine is available for you to send and receive faxes. Fax charges are
$1.00 per page to send and $0.50 per page to receive. The library staff will be happy to assist you

Meeting Room

As a service to the community, the Tolono Public Library District offers a meeting room. This room is available at no charge to groups wishing to present programs or to hold meetings which serve the community's needs for education, information, and cultural enrichment. Pick up an application at the library or click here to view meeting room policies or to download an online application for use of the room.  Please call 485-5558 with any questions.

To view meeting room availability, please click below. Once you have submitted the meeting room application (above) and have been approved, your group/club will be placed on the calendar.

Calendar for Meeting Room Availability

Tolono library meeting room
  Picture of Meeting Room in use

Outreach to our Communities

As an extended service to some of our senior patrons residing at the Windsor of Savoy, Autumn Fields, and Villas of Holly Brook, we make visits on the second Thursday of each month.  This allows patrons the opportunity to request, return and check out books at the comfort of their residence. If you would like more information about this service please contact Breana at


Go Green @ Your Library!GO GREEN @ THE TOLONO LIBRARY!

To get your e-mail address added to your library account, or those of your children, please contact the library either in person or by calling 485-5558.

Add text message alerts to your library account!



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Loan Period:
Three (3) weeks
Overdue fine:
5 cents per day

DVDs &


Loan Period:
One (1) week
Overdue fine:
$1.00 per day
Loan Period:
One (1) week
Overdue fine:
5 cents per day

Now available...

Read magazines from your computer or mobile device!

Loan Period:
Three (3)weeks
Overdue fine:
5 cents per day

Video Games

Loan Period:
One (1) week/No Renewal
Overdue fine:
$1.00 per day



On-line Resources

For a complete list of resources that you can utilize from home/library please visit our Virtual Library page.

Notary Public

The service of Notary Public is available Monday thru Friday for library patrons, please call 485-5558 for an appointment.

Voter Registration

The service of Voter Registration is available Monday thru Friday for library patrons, please call Susan at 485-5558 for an appointment.

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Library Director

  Tolono Public Library Building

Illinois Heartland Library System

111 E. Main
P.O. Box 759
Tolono, IL 61880

(217) 485-5558

Fax (217) 485-3088

Tolono Public Library Building