COAL CITY PUBLIC LIBRARY DISTRICT
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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 library always has books for sale.
Paperback books - 25¢
The Coal City Public Library District has the following computers available:
23 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.
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 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 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.
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.
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. 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 and Wall Street Journal are kept 1-2 weeks. The Coal City Courant is kept longer and then placed on microfilm.
Coal City Courant
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.