85 N. Garfield St.
Coal City, IL 60416
815-634-2950 FAX

Mon. - Thurs. 9AM - 8 PM
Friday 9 AM - 6 PM
Saturday 9 AM - 4 PM
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Join the Bestseller's Club and we will automatically place reserves on the newest books by your favorite fiction authors! Come into the library and sign-up today!!!


The library always has books for sale.
The booksale is located in the front entryway on a bookshelf.

Paperback books - 25¢
Hardback books - 50¢
Other books as marked.


The Coal City Public Library District has the following computers available:

24 PC's with MS Office 2003 and Internet access.


There are two copiers available for use. There is one on the main level and one on the second floor. Copies are 10¢ black and white and 25¢ for color.


To send a fax you must first sign a release sheet that dismisses the library of any liability.
It is $1 per page to send or receive a fax.

Library Fax Number: 815-634-2950


The Coal City Public Library currently has 24 computers connected to the Internet for public use. There is no charge for using the Internet, however, there is a charge per page to print from the Internet. (10¢ for black & white and 25¢ for color)

Patrons under the age of 10 or those without an internet card must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Parents may choose not to sit next to their children while they are on the Children’s or Adult Circulation computers by signing an agreement.  This agreement states the parent understands it is possible to view inappropriate information even though the computers are filtered, they will remain in the library, are responsible for what their child views and how they behave.

Patrons under the age of 18 must have their parent or legal guardian sign an Internet Use permission slip at the library.  A photo will be taken for their internet card.  They must present their internet card when signing in.  Patrons between the ages of 10 and 13 with an internet card must use the computers on the ground floor of the library.

You must sign in each time you wish to use the Internet. Internet access is available during library hours and there is a 60 minute time limit if other patrons are waiting.


The library has a large selection of magazines available. The newest issues can be read in the library and back issues can be checked out for 2 weeks.


The library has museum adventure passes that you can checkout for the week you wish to visit participating museums.


The library has the following newspapers for viewing in the library. The Chicago Tribune, Herald News, Daily Journal and Morris Herald are kept upstairs for approximately one month. The Coal City Courant is kept longer and then placed on microfilm.

Coal City Courant
Chicago Tribune
Joliet Herald News
Investor's Business Daily
Kankakee Daily Journal
Morris Daily Herald
Prairie Shopper
Wall Street Journal


Want to hear what's going on at the library?
Tune in to WCSJ 1550 AM between 8:30 & 9 AM on Fridays to hear all the latest library information!


The library offers TTY/TDD (Telecommunications Device for the Deaf) service to all patrons via Illinois Relay. To access this service please dial 711 or 1-800-526-0844 and ask to be connected with 815-634-4552.


The library offers free WiFi for any user in our library. The WiFi name is CCPLD_WiFi and users must accept the CCPLD WiFi Terms of Use in order to use the WiFi. In addition, users may need to accept the library's certificate into their browsers in order for the WiFi to function properly. Instructions for installing the certificate can be found here.