Arthur Public Library District promotes a better world!

About Us

The Arthur Public Library was founded in 1900.  Now, we support a collection of 20,000 materials.  Check out what our library has in stock  by visiting our catalog at:

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We are a member of Illinois Heartland Library System.  This Library System serves the libraries of southern and parts of central Illinois.  Their mission is to provide a community of muli-type libraries developing partnerships and sharing resources in the pursuit of excellent service.

The System covers 28,141 square miles and serves a population of 2,248,634.  There are 585 member libraries.


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The library has a Flatbed Scanner you can use to convert your photographs from paper to digital?  You can save them in several formats, a flash drive or sd card are the easiest.  The staff can give you a short demonstration, then you do the rest.  Our scanner will do a variety of types and sizes.  We have recently added  couple of books to our collection on archiving your photos:  "How to Archive Family Photos; a step-by-step guide to organize and share your photos digitally" and "Photo Restoration: From Snapshots to Great Shots"


225 S Walnut, Arthur, IL | 217-543-2037

Summer Reading Programs:

The final program is  1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m on:

August 5--Celebrate Reading and all of our readers  

We want to celebrate reading with your child.

Preschool Story Hour:

This summer we are hosting a Preschool Story Hour at the library once again.  Children ages 3 to 6 are invited to attend.  Story Hours are scheduled for Tuesday mornings at 10:00 a.m. and will last approximately 45 minutes.  The schedule is as follows: July 7, July 14, July 21, July 28 and August 4.  Everyone is invited.  Bring your child to insure that this program is continued in the fall.

Online services:

 Library Catalog

We have a new website.  Hopefully. you will find what you liked about the old site on the new one.  This site is your gateway to the library catalog and my media mall It is your place to check your record and order materials.

My Media Mall is no longer available from the library catalog.  Click the My Media Mall link above and enter your login or go to

We were not able to continue our subscription  to Zinio.  The cost was too high for the number of  issues that were checked out to our customers.