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

Mon. - Thurs. 9AM - 8 PM
Friday 9 AM - 6 PM
Saturday 9 AM - 4 PM
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Need help with your cell phone or tablet, social media, emails, downloading,etc.? Schedule a one-on-one appointment with one of our staff members by filling out a CCPLD At Your Service One-On-One Appointment form here or pick one up in the library!



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.



How long does it check out for?

How many can I check out?

What are the late fees (per day)?



1 Week



New Movies

1 Week




1 Week





2 Weeks





2 Weeks



Audio Books

2 Weeks




2 Weeks





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

20 PC's with MS Office 2016 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.
It is $1 per page to send or receive a fax.

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.


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)
** Reserve or National Guard Military ID
** State Income Tax Return
** Voters Registration Card


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.
The library can laminate items up to 26 inches wide.
Lamination will be done within 5 business days, staff time permitting. All materials must be picked up during regular library hours within 7 days after notification. The library has the right to dispose of materials not picked up 7 days after lamination.

Please pay when dropping items off. Charge is dependent upon size.
A release must be signed before laminating services will be done. Please see the release, the laminating form, and the price chart here.


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.

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
Chicago Sun Times
Chicago Tribune
Joliet Herald News
Kankakee Daily Journal
Morris Herald News
Prairie Shopper



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 - 7:30pm
    Friday: 9am - 5:30pm
    Saturday: 9am - 3:30pm


What do I need to apply for a NEW passport for myself and/or my child?
Anyone applying for a first time passport must apply in person using form DS-11. If you were under 16 when your passport was issued (a 5 year passport) you can not renew.

  • APPLICATIONS – Applications may be filled out online at and then printed single-sided. The library also provides applications which must be filled out in black ink with no whiteout. Do not sign the application until asked to do so by the agent. The applicant must be present. Both parents and children must be present for all minor applications under the age of 16.

  • VALID PHOTO ID – Applicants and parents of applicants under age 16 must have a valid photo ID.

  • ORIGINAL PROOF OF CITIZEN – such as certified, original, long form birth certificates, naturalization papers, or a U.S. Passport for applicants over the age of 16.

  • CURRENT PASSPORT PHOTO – The Library does not provide photo services, however there are several places that provide this service such as CVS, Walgreens and Wal-Mart. Please note that eyeglasses must be removed for passport photos, and photos cannot be over 6 months old.

  • FEES – The library accepts cash, check or credit card for the Passport execution fee, which is $35.00 per passport application. All payments made to the U.S. Department of State must be made by check or money order. The Department of State does NOT accept credit or debit cards. For specific fee information, please contact the library.

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.

Please use our New Passport Checklist to ensure you have the required documentation here, as well as a breakdown of the fees here.

For further information on the passport application process please visit the U.S. State Department websitePlease 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.
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.


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.


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.