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Western District Library
Services and Resources

We offer a collection of physical items including adult, young adult, and children’s fiction, nonfiction books, CD audiobooks, DVD movies and documentaries, music CDs, and video games.

Request or renew physical items by contacting us in person, by phone, by email, or through our website.

For items unavailable through PrairieCat, we are happy to request them through OCLC. Find items outside of our system at This service is for Western District Library patrons only.

You can return your items 24/7 at the drop next to the main entrance, or at the drop in the alley behind the alley.

At the Library
Giraffe at the Zoo

Special Library Items for checkout (must be returned at the circulation desk):

HotSpots for 7-day checkout. Bring the internet wherever you go! Connect up to 15 devices. For adult check-out only.


Chromebooks for in-library or out-of-library (1 week) use.

Museum Passes available for 3-day checkout are offered first-come, first-served, free of charge:

  • Niabi Zoo pass admits 2 adults and 4 kids.

  • Quad City Botanical Center pass admits 2 adults and their kids.

  • Putnam Museum pass admits 2 adults and 3 children

  • Figge Art Museum pass admits a family of 4

Our library is participating with Explore More Illinois! With this, patrons can use their library card to get passes, discounts, and other fun things at many attractions around Illinois! Visit and log-in with your library card to view which attractions are currently available!

Library Programs:

  • We offer weekly family storytime on Wednesdays from 10 -11am, designed or children 0-5 years and their adults. We also offer an annual children’s summer reading program with special activities and guests.

  • We have adult programs regularly, featuring special speakers, performers, or experts.

  • Book Clubs meet to discuss their monthly selections! ​Do you have a book club? We would be happy to order the books for your group. Just ask!

Computer/Internet Services:

  • Printing:

    • 10¢/page for black ink (computer/photocopies)

    • 25¢/page for color.

  • Faxing: $1 for 1-5 pages, 5¢ for each additional page.

  • Receiving faxes sent to our fax number: 10¢/page.

  • We offer scanning to your flashdrive or email for free.

  • Need technical assistance? We are happy to familiarize you with accessing e-books and e-audiobooks on your electronic device, using the internet, doing email, using Microsoft Word, and requesting items from the online catalog. Please call to make an appointment at 309-526-8375.

Students Typing at Their Computers
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