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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:

I'll Share It  or  Library Catalog

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.

One of the important services the Illinois Heartland provides is delivery service.  They ship 6.4 million items annually between member libraries and throughout Illinois

Lake Land College and the G.E.D.

Lake Land College has provided G.E.D. classes at the Arthur Public Library for the past few years.  As the impasse over the State budget continues, Lake Land may not be able to continue this service. 

Orientation for the G.E.D. class is scheduled for Tuesday, October 6 at 4:30 p.m. There will have to be 10 students in the class for this class to continue.  I you have any interest in obtaining your G.E.D., plan to attend the orientation or phone the library at 543-2037 to express your interest. If you were planning on waiting until the January session, keep in mind that there may not be a session in January. 

Did you know...

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"

 Visit our Services and Links page for useful information about us and links to helpful webpages.






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