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The library is discontinuing mailed notifications by the end of 2018.
If you choose not to switch to email or text notifications you will no longer receive messages about items or requests on your account. Please visit the first floor Borrower Services desk to update your account information. Call 217-753-4900 x5625 or x5611 for more information about this initiative.

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flyer to announce system updates that will cause services to be unavailable on November 26th from 8 a.m. - 1 p.m.Oak Ridge Interment Volumes

The Sangamon Valley Collection is excited to host an
exhibition of the first two interment volumes of Oak Ridge Cemetery. The volumes, which are accurate facsimiles of the original records, contain the information for the burials of Abraham and Mary Todd Lincoln. The original volumes were restored earlier this year and are now stored at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library. The exhibit can be viewed through May 2019 in the Sangamon Valley Collection, located on the third floor of Lincoln Library.

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Use SelectReads to view lists of our newest additions broken down into different genres. If you want the list automatically sent to your email every month then sign up to receive the monthly newsletters.  All items in the newsletters are linked to the library online catalog for quick searching and placing items on hold.

Newsletters available include:
Quick Picks - Creates a list of items from the entire collection based on your genre choice. New Titles - Choose a genre and get a list of items new to the library in the last 30 days. MySelectReads and Author Spotlight allow you to choose a subject or author and get updates when new items by that author or about that subject are added to collection.


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Sunday Matinee @ 2 p.m. in carnegie north room.

New @ the Library...
Come into the library and browse the display shelves or search the catalog to find our latest additions.
Below are some of the titles added this month or click here to view a complete list of new items.

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