Quick Overview

A quick overview of the library.

Books

  • Local History & Genealogy
  • Fiction
  • Nonfiction
  • Large Print Collection
  • Accelerated Reader
  • Manga, Anime & Graphic Novels
  • Downloadable eAudio, eBooks, and eMusic

Media

  • Audiobooks
  • Music CD’s
  • DVD’s
  • eRead Illinois – eBooks and eAudio
  • OMNI – eBooks and eAudio
  • Freegal – eMusic (+Streaming)

Magazines & Newspapers

  • Over 100 magazines
  • Six daily newspapers

Research Databases

  • Consumer Reports
  • FirstSearch – Books
  • World Vital Records – Genealogy

Library Services

  • Access to the collections of Peru Library and Northern Illinois libraries
  • Assistance in using the library
  • Coffee bar
  • Free WiFi access
  • Programs for all ages
  • Interlibrary loan from other libraries
  • Website e-branch for downloading books and music
  • Study rooms
  • Public computers
  • Reading area
  • Study tables, wired for electricity
  • Easy renewal of material
  • School visits
  • Community bulletin board
  • Displays

Services for a Recovery Fee

  • Photocopier w/ scan to USB
  • Fax
  • Laminating
  • Computer printing
Who can use the Library? 
Anyone is welcome in the library. To borrow material or use the computers, a library card from an Illinois Public Library is necessary. You must show your library card to borrow library material or use the computers. You are financially responsible for any material borrowed with your library card.

What are the Library’s loan periods?

  • Books – 2 weeks
  • Magazines – 2 weeks
  • Audiobooks – 2 weeks
  • DVD’s – 1 week
  • Music CD – 1 week

What fees are charged?
The Peru Public Library charges fines for overdue items returned late. We also charge to replace a lost library card.

What are the Library’s fines?

  • Books – 10¢ per day
  • Magazines – 10¢ per day
  • DVD’s – $1.00 per day
  • Audiobooks – $1.00 per day
  • Music CD’s – $1.00 per day
  • Replacement library cards – $2.00

What are the Library’s hours?
Monday       9 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Tuesday      9 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Wednesday    9 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Thursday     9 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Friday       9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Saturday     9 a.m. – 5 p.m.