COAL CITY PUBLIC LIBRARY DISTRICT
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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 in the lobby available for a donation.
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.
The Coal City Public Library District has the following computers available:
20 PC's with MS Office 2010 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. Public PC's print to these copiers also and the costs are the same.
The library is offering curbside pickup for all library materials. When you have been notified your materials are ready, please drive to the library, call 815-634-4552, press 6, and let the librarian know who you are and the curbside number you are parked in. Open your trunk, get back in your vehicle, and have your photo ID ready to show the librarian. Once your materials are in your vehicle and the librarian has returned to the sidewalk, you are good to go!
The library offers a disc repair service to CCPLD cardholders. DVDs, CDs, Wii, PS2, Xbox, PC Games, PS3 and Blu-Ray discs can be resurfaced for a non-refundable fee of $2 per disc. The turnaround time is approximately 5 days and there is a limit of 5 discs per library visit. Please see the front desk to take advantage of this service or for more information.
The library offers die cut and dies available for use by appointment only. A list of dies and the user agreement can be found here. Please call the Children's Department at 815-634-4552 x 6 for more information or to make an appointment.
To send a fax you must first sign a release sheet that dismisses the library of any liability.
Library Fax Number: 815-634-2950
The library offers free homebound services for our residents that are physically unable to visit the library.
In addition to library materials, we also offer voter registration and notary public services.
This service is available as a temporary, short-term or long-term service.
Please call Adult Services at 815-634-4552 x 113 for more information or to sign up.
CCPLD cardholders 18 years and older may check out one of the library's 31 mobile hotspots. A hotspot is an internet data plan that can be used while traveling or for those who need access to WiFi. Up to 10 devices can be hooked up to a single hotspot.
** HotSpot Agreement Form must be signed before checkout - and will remain in effect for 1 year
The library is a license and permit vendor for the Illinois Department of Natural Resources. We are able to sell hunting and fishing licenses to the public.
Applicants that have not previously applied for a license will need to provide a valid photo ID and an additonal proof of residence.
Qualifying documents for additional proof of residency include:
** Student ID (Non-Resident)
The Coal City Public Library currently has 20 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 8 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 Coal City Public Library District offers laminating for residents of the district.
Please pay when dropping items off. Charge is dependent upon size.
Be a resident of the Coal City Public Library District.
Have a photo id.
Have proof of address.
Have a parent's signature if you are under 18.
Replacement library cards have a $3 fee.
Need a card? Apply for one online!
The library has a large selection of magazines available. 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. Crain's Chicago Business, Joliet Herald News, Kankakee Daily Journal and the Morris Herald News are kept upstairs for approximately one month while the Chicago Sun Times, Chicago Tribune are kept 1-2 weeks. The Coal City Courant is kept longer and then placed on microfilm.
Coal City Courant
PASSPORT AGENCY HOURS
The Coal City Public Library District has been designated as an official Acceptance Facility of the Department of State. We accept applications for NEW passports every day the library is open, during scheduled passport hours. No appointment necessary. Applications are taken on a first come, first served basis and we reserve the right to implement a wait list when necessary. We strongly recommend you call us at 815-634-4552 to ensure an agent is on duty.
Monday - Thursday: 9am - 7pm
APPLY FOR A PASSPORT
What do I need to apply for a NEW passport for myself and/or my child?
Note: The U. S. State Department has strict photo guidelines and acceptance of your photo is always at the discretion of the U. S. passport agency.
For further information on the passport application process please visit the U.S. State Department website. Please also feel free to call the Coal City Public Library District at (815) 634-4552. We are happy to review passport application requirements with you.
CCPLD acts as a facility which provides a testing area for certain colleges and other organizations. If you are interested in this service please contact the Reference Department at (815) 634-4552 and press 4.
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.
Online renewals can be done through the My Account feature on PrairieCat or by submitting an email request.
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.