Building Hours: 
Monday-Thursday: 11 a.m.-7 p.m.
Friday/Saturday: 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

Digital Media Studio Hours: 
11 a.m.-4 p.m.

Starting September 13:
Sundays 1-5 p.m. (Pickup Window Only).

The Library will be closed on Monday, September 7 for Labor Day.

Fine Free. Forever.
The Joliet Public Library will now join several other Illinois libraries that no longer charge fines for overdue materials. The library's Board of Trustees voted in favor of this policy change on August 20, 2020 in order to break down barriers to library use in the Joliet community.

Under the new fine free policy, patrons will still be encouraged to return materials in a responsible and timely manner, but they will no longer be charged daily overdue fines on most items. Interlibrary loans, Playaway Launchpads, Most Wanted Collection and video games will still accrue daily overdue fines. Patrons will also still be responsible for replacement charges for lost or damaged items. The fine free policy will apply to future fines. Amnesty opportunities for past fines will be available soon!
Happy Birthday Daniel Burnham!
Joliet Public Library's original architect, Daniel Burham, was born on September 4, 1846. To celebrate Burnham and our upcoming remodel project of the Ottawa Street Branch, we will be hosting Burnham Week trivia.

Sept 4-10, we will post a trivia question about our building remodel, Project Burnham, on our Library Facebook page, @jolietpubliclibrary. Answer the question correctly for your chance to win a $100 Target gift card! The more daily questions you answer, the better your chances are. You can also tag a friend in the post, and each friend you tag who likes our Joliet Public Library page gets you double entries. 
Library Card Sign-up Month
September is Library Card Sign-up Month, and we're celebrating with Wonder Woman! Need a library card? Now is the perfect time to sign up! Already have one? Celebrate your library all month long and check out books, movies, music and more!
Book and Bean NOW OPEN!

The Book and Bean Cafe is now open for curbside/takeout.

Hours: Monday-Thursday:11 a.m.-6 p.m.
Friday/Saturday: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. 

2020 Census Outreach

Have you filled out the Census yet? There is still time! The deadline to fill out the Census is September 30. Read more here and find out why the 2020 Census is important.

Joliet Public Library| 815-740-2660 | Ottawa Street Branch · 150 N Ottawa St | Black Road Branch ·
3395 Black Rd |