Along with our traditional services of lending books, hotspots, dvd’s, etc. and providing programs, we have other services for our patrons. Not sure if we provide a service? Just ask.

Coffee Bar

Enjoy a cup of coffee or tea from the Friends of the Peru Library’s coffee bar.


We have 12 computers for you (10 for adults and 2 for children), available for 1 hour with a daily maximum of 3 hours. To use a computer, you must have your library card from Peru or another area public library. If you don’t have a library card, a guest pass is issued after showing a photo id. Printing fees are .20 cents per black & white copy and $1 per color copy.


We offer unsecured WiFi for you. WiFi is accessible on both floors, in the study  rooms and the meeting room. The library’s WiFi is free.

Device Chargers

In addition to the study tables’ outlets, we have two rapid charger with 10 different usb ports. If your tablet or phone battery is nearly gone, use our charging stations to recharge your batteries.


We distribute a monthly electronic newsletter highlighting upcoming events and various services. Contact or complete this form to subscribe to the newsletter. Back issues are available.


The library provides faxing service. We fax to 800 toll-free numbers without charge. Faxes to regular numbers are $1 per page whether sending or receiving.


We lend a ZTE Warp Connect Hotspot to Peru library card holders. The Hotspot circulates for 7 days per checkout. Stop by the library for more information.


For .50 cents per foot, the library laminates cards, photographs, and other flat items. While every effort is made to carefully laminate items, the library is not responsible if damage does occur. To fit through the laminating machine the item’s maximum width is 25 inches. The library reserves the right to refuse to laminate if there are concerns about damaging the item

Meeting Room

Although small, the library has a meeting room reservable by groups and organizations. Programs held in our meeting must be free and open to the public. To reserve the meeting room, please send the completed meeting room application to Emily Schaub at or drop it off at the library.

Microfilm Reader/Printer

Use our Microfilm machine to view our reels of newspaper and census records. Copies are .20 cents per page.


We have a black & white photocopier printing on regular 8×11.5 or legal 11.5×14 sized paper. Copies can be scanned to or printed from a USB drive. We do not have email capabilities with our copier. Cost per copy is .20 cents. Our coin-op accepts and makes change for coins and $1 dollar bills.

Notice:  The copyright law of the United States (Title 17, U.S. Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted material. The person using this equipment is responsible for any infringement.


Two staff are available to proctor online and/or written exams. The proctored exams must be scheduled in advance. To inquire about exam proctoring, email, call 815-223-0229 or stop by the library. Exam proctoring is free, but donations are always welcome.

Study or Quiet Rooms

We have three study rooms for those needing a quieter space. Our unsecured WiFi is accessible in each room. Reserve a room for up to 6 hours per day for the perfect place to study, hold an interview, or write your book. Covered drinks may be taken into the room; food may not. Contact the library at 815-223-0229 ext 4 to reserve a room. A library card is not needed to reserve a study room.

Study Tables

Situated under the library’s WiFi router, the study tables have excellent WiFi access. Worried your battery won’t last? No problem. The tables are wired for electricity, with outlets just under table’s top. Feel free to bring your soda or coffee with you; covered drinks are permitted in the library.