The Governor has issued a statewide mask mandate for public spaces. Masks are required even for those who are fully vaccinated. Thank you for helping keep us all healthy! Read more on our COVID-19 page.

The Maker Studio is now open!

Create and make in our new Maker Studio. The space is designed for those 8+ and is available for open exploration and collaboration, one-on-one appointments, and classes led by expert staff. We can't wait for you to create with us!

Halloween Ukulele Sing-Along: Oct. 5

Programs & Classes

New Materials

Staff Faves

How do you get out of a situation handcuffed to a dead body? What happens when the key is nowhere to be found? Where do you go when you're in the middle of nowhere, have no suitable clothes, and it is... Read More
If you're in the mood for a Halloween story, I recommend reading "The House by the Cemetery" by John Everson. It's the story of an abandoned house near the Midlothian turnpike by Bachelor's Grove, IL.... Read More
While summer may be near its end, it's not too late to take a vacation and go on an island getaway. In Animal Crossing: New Horizons (Rated E) you travel to a remote island where you meet fellow islan... Read More

Science Reference Center

Explore the world of science with your IPPL card. Learn more.

Academic Search Premier

Writing a research paper? Begin here.



Hey, kids and teens! Looking for a way to showcase your writing skills? Want to win cash prizes? Our writing competition and author festival are back with two levels of competition: Grades 4–6 and Grades 7–12. Write-On, now in its 16th year, is generously sponsored by the Gift of Carl Foundation, which is named in memory of Carl Vuillaume. Submissions are now open until Nov. 12. Learn more.

Browse our collection.

Browse our collections.

Looking for the latest bestsellers or trending books, music, and movies? Browse our marketplace when you enter the library.