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Winter hours have begun at the Monmouth branch. The library is open Monday through Thursday 8am-8pm, and Friday and Saturday 8am-5pm. Closed on Sundays.

The Warren County Public Library and Warren County Genealogical Society now offer Ancestry.com: Library Edition. Start searching billions of records and discover your family's story. (Access available only in the library.)

Click below to begin your research:



The Warren County Public Library would like to recognize the following individuals for their many years of service on our Board:

Jan DeYoung - 25 ½ years (May 13, 1991)
Sandy Wallace – 21 ½ years (May 8, 1995)
Mary Distin – 25 ½ years (May 13, 1991)
Diane Spitzer – 17 ½ years (June 14, 1999)

We will miss you as Trustees. Thank you!

We are thankful for...you! We love our patrons and during the month of November, we are going to show our appreciation by waiving all fines on Fridays. If you return an overdue book, DVD, or magazine on a Friday, no fines will be accrued. It's our gift to you!

(Fine Free Fridays only apply to overdue fines, and not to lost or damaged materials. Fine free Friday will take place on the following dates: November 3, 10, 17, & 24.) Our Alexis branch is closed on Fridays, and will honor Fine Free Fridays on Thursdays: November 2, 9, 16, & 30.

Were you aware that eBooks and audiobooks can be “borrowed’ from your library? The Warren County Public Library has memberships with two downloadable services, Alliance Digital Media Library (ADML), and eRead Illinois. ADML has 1,632 downloadable audiobooks and 7,014 ebooks.  eRead Illinois has 4,506 audiobooks and 26,198 ebooks. What does this mean? This means you can borrow a book, anytime, anywhere.

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The Warren County Public Library offers a broad assortment of materials that are available to check out or use.  From newspapers to DVD's, the Library has an extensive collection of items.  Below is a list of the types of items available to check out or use at the library.

  • Books
  • Large Print Books
  • Audio Books
  • Magazines
  • Newspapers
    • Daily Review Atlas (Monmouth)
    • Journal Star (Peoria)
    • Oquawka Current
    • Register Mail (Galesburg)
    • Wall Street Journal
    • Investor's Business Daily
  • Videos and DVD's


Special Collections

There is also a small collection of special materials available for use at the library.  These items are not available for check out, but they may be used while you are at the library. Below is a list of items available.

  • The Lincoln Collection
  • Sheet Music




Services At Main Library

The Library also provides many services to people looking for help.  They can help you with all your information needs through reference assistance.  If you can't find what you're looking for, stop in, e-mail, or call us during open hours.  Below is a list of services available at the library.

  • Copy Machine (fee)
  • High Speed Internet Computers and Printers (fee for printing)
  • Fax 309-734-5955 (fee)
  • Meeting Rooms available by reservation
  • Wireless Internet Access
  • Reference Assistance
  • Proctoring, call 309-734-3166 for more information
  • Laminating (fee)

Teacher Services

  • Class Storytimes by appointment
  • Kindergarten Library Card Sign-up