TumbleBooks is providing libraries with free access to all products until August 31st-- you don't even need a library card! (Not all books are available to read, but hopefully you will find a few to enjoy.)

Tumblebooks Library (ebooks/activities for kids K-6): Click on the link to the right if you have a library card.
If you don't, use this link:


TumbleMath (ebooks/activities for kids K-6):


TeenBookCloud - (ebooks for grades 7-12) 


AudioBookCloud - all ages audio book database


RomanceBookCloud - a huge collection of steamy Romance novels for the older crowd!


TumbleBooks’ databases are easy to use, and feature unlimited access from home! You can read as many books as you want, when you want, and on any device. There are no check-outs, holds, or bulky downloads. Books are available instantly.

The Warren County Public Library will be closing to the public from March 17th- April 7th (or until further notice). 

During the closure period, please keep all materials that you have on loan. All items on loan will have an extended checkout period. When the library reopens, all items will be returned fine-free. 

The library is committed to the health and safety of our patrons and with sharing information, especially in times of emergencies. Please see the information below to help you find reliable and up-to-date information from local, state, and national resources about Coronavirus (COVID-19). 

Reliable sources of information include: 

CDC website: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus

World Health Organization: https://www.who.int/healthtopics/coronavirus

State of Illinois Coronavirus (COVID-19) Response website: https://www2.illinois.gov/sites/Corona

What is Explore More Illinois?

Explore More Illinois is a free service provided by your library that provides instant online access to free and discounted tickets to museums, science centers, sporting events, zoos, park districts, theatres, and other fun and local cultural venues.

How do I get a Pass?

Log in with your library card credentials and browse for passes by date or attractions. Make your reservation and print or download your pass shortly before your visit. You can have two active reservations per library card. Please cancel your reservation(s) if unable to attend, otherwise the reservation will count as being used. Remember that once you print or download your pass you cannot cancel your reservation. Click on the link below to get started.



The Warren County Public Library has 2 Figge passes available to be checked out on a first-come, first-served basis to patrons with a valid, and in good standing, WCPL library card. The Library has 1 Putnam Museum pass, worth 5 admission tickets available as well.

Passes can be checked out for one week, no renewals.  Holds can be placed only in person or by calling (309) 734-3166. The pass includes general admission for the individual or the household (Figge) or admission for five individuals (Putnam).

Please note that passes are non-transferable. Borrowing patrons may be asked for photo identification or their library card, in addition to the pass, to gain admission to the museum.

Save the date book lovers! The Friends of the Library will have their Used Book Sale on these dates:

March 28, 2020

May 16, 2020

September 26, 2020

November 7, 2020

December 12, 2020

The sale room will be open 8am-2pm. Free will donations accepted. All proceeds benefit the Warren County Public Library.

Click on RSAcat (image above) to access books, movies, and more.

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:



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)
    • Prairie Review (formerly the Oquawka Current)
    • Register Mail (Galesburg)
    • Wall Street Journal
  • 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)