Holiday Closing
On Tuesday, February 12, Lincoln Library will be closed in observance of Abraham Lincoln's Birthday. View the complete 2019 Lincoln Library holiday closing schedule here.

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Scroll through the next 30 days below or find out what's happening by visiting our online calendar.


image of Select Reads logo Need help finding the library's new Mystery, Science Fiction, Fantasy or Western?

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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Offsite Book Drops!

Thanks to a partnership with County Market, Lincoln Library now offers three offsite book drops that are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week! Just drop your library materials (books, CDs, DVDs) in the box with a library logo and we'll take care of the rest.

You’ll find our offsite book drops near the entrances of the following County Market stores:

  • 3001 South Veterans Parkway
    Monday pickup
  • 1501 South Dirksen Parkway
    Wednesday pickup
  • 2777 South 6th Street
    Friday pickup

Other ways to return items, include the bookdrops located in and around the library (7th Street drive-up drop, outside drop near each entrance), as well as the following:

  • Renew by Phone - call 217-753-4900, x5616
  • Renew by Computer - login in to your online account. Click on Items Out and then click on the square by the material you wish to extend. Click Renew and if the item(s) can be renewed you will see a new due date.

More info here - Material Returns & Renewal



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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