Who We Are

Harrisburg District Library is located at 2 West Walnut Street in Harrisburg, Illinois, three blocks from the junction of Route 13/Poplar Street and Main Street. Harrisburg District Library provides many free services to residents living within the Harrisburg Public Library District boundaries.

The library contains over 46,000 materials including fiction and nonfiction books, audiobooks, large print books, CDs, DVDs, and magazines for all ages, with access to thousands more items through online reading apps and interlibrary loan.

In total, over 39,000 items were checked out of the library in 2023! In addition to these items, thousands of people entered the library to utilize print and electronic reference resources, access the Internet through the library’s fiber optic connection, enjoy state-of-the-art wi-fi service, participate in computer and Internet training, view a local art exhibit, or attend one of the library’s many events.

Our friendly and professional staff is eager to serve you. Welcome to Harrisburg District Library!

Mission Statement

The mission of the Harrisburg Public Library District is to provide tax supported services to its patrons. The library maintains a collection of professionally selected materials that will meet patrons’ educational, informational, cultural, technological, and recreational needs. The library is committed to a collection that represents all points of view. The library works to preserve historical resources especially as they pertain to the local area. Harrisburg District Library cooperates with other libraries as well as with other educational and governmental institutions.

Careers at the Harrisburg District Library

The Harrisburg District Library is an equal opportunity employer, and we do not and will not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sex, age, handicap, marital status, or status as a disabled veteran. Information provided on this application will not be used for any discriminatory purpose. Please note that even when we are not hiring, you can always fill out an application and we will keep it on file for one year.

We are not currently hiring at this time.

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