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COAL CITY PUBLIC LIBRARY DISTRICT

     

ADDRESS
85 N. Garfield St.
Coal City, IL 60416
815-634-4552
815-634-2950 FAX

HOURS
Mon. - Thurs. 9AM - 8 PM
Friday 9 AM - 6 PM
Saturday 9 AM - 4 PM
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SERVICES

BESTSELLER'S CLUB

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!!!


BOOK RETURNS:

All library materials may be dropped in the book drop. This does include videos, compact discs, cassette books, and magazines.

A book drop is located on the south side of the library toward the back of the building. There is an additional book drop located near the front entrance on the south side of the building. A drive-up book drop is located in the south parking lot.


BOOK SALE

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.


BORROWING MATERIALS:

 

How long does it check out for?

How many can I check out?

What are the late fees (per day)?

VIDEOS/DVD'S

Entertainment

1 Week

Unlimited

10¢

New Movies

1 Week

Unlimited

10C

Educational

1 Week

Unlimited

10¢

BOOKS

Books

2 Weeks

Unlimited

10¢

OTHER

CD's

2 Weeks

Unlimited

10¢

Audio Books

2 Weeks

Unlimited

10¢

Magazines

2 Weeks

Unlimited

10¢

 


COMPUTERS

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

23 PC's with MS Office 2010 and Internet access.


COPIES/PRINTING

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. Public PC's print to these copiers also and the costs are the same.


FAXING

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


INTERNET ACCESS

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 8 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.


LIBRARY CARD REQUIREMENTS:

Be a resident of the Coal City Public Library District.
You are a resident if:
* You pay taxes to the Coal City Public Library District
* You live in the Coal City Fire District.

Have a photo id.
Driver's license, state id, or student id is a valid form of a photo id.

Have proof of address.
Valid forms of proof of address are:
* The correct address on your identification.
* Something that has been mailed to your current address.
* Checks with your current address.

Have a parent's signature if you are under 18.
Library policy states that a child under the age of 18 must have a parent or guardian sign for their library card.

Replacement library cards have a $3 fee.


MAGAZINES

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.


MUSEUM ADVENTURE PASS

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


NEWSPAPERS

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


RADIO PROGRAM

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!


RENEWALS:

The Coal City Public Library District allows TWO renewals online or by phone.

Please have one of the following ready when renewing online or by phone:

Library card barcode number.
Barcode of book or item you are wishing to renew.
Items may be renewed additionally by bringing the items and your library card into the library where we will check them in and then check them back out to you.

Online renewals can be done through the My Account feature on PrairieCat or by submitting an email request.


TTY/TDD

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.


WIFI

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.