Library cards are provided free of charge to all residents of our district, as part of your tax-supported library services. Your card gives you borrowing privileges here and at most public libraries in Illinois, access to special online resources, and more. Click here to learn how to get a library card.
If you need a book, DVD, or other item that we don't have, ask us to borrow it from another library for you. [Request forms are available at the front desk].
If you would like to reserve and item check with staff. The New York Times bestseller list is on the check out count. All items available at the East Dubuque District Library are highlighted.
We have a regular schedule of educational and cultural events for all ages. See our calendar for details.
Junior Patrons are limited to 1 hour per day. Adults are allowed to use the computors longer if no one is waiting. Everyone who uses a library computer must follow our policy regarding computer and Internet use.
Call ahead to reserve any of the three spaces available for meetings. Study Room- 12 persons, Kitchenette -16, Craft Room-9. Any group wishing to use the Community Room must agree to follow library policies.
Below are some of the policies about the public's use of the library.
1. There is no limit to the number of items that may be borrowed by a card holder, with the following exceptions:
Rules for meeting room use
a. Reservations for the meeting room have to be made by a resident of the library's jurisdictional area. The Librarian on duty will take care of scheduling.
b. Minors may use the room but must have a responsible adult present as a chaperone and adults must book the room for minoirs.
c. Rooms may be booked three months in advance.
d. Meetings must be held during regular library hours and meetings must end at least 15 minutes before the library closes.
e. Smoking and alcholoic beverages are not allowed on library property.
f. Light refreshments such as cookies etc may be served.
g. If a room is not left in good condition and requires clean up by library personnel, a $20. per hour fee will be charged.
h. All meetings must be open to the public.
(Visit the library to see the complete meeting room policy before reserving a room.)
Study room capacity twelve, Kitchenette capacity sixteen and craft room capacity nine.
1. Minors 17 years old and younger need parental or guardian permission on file with the library to use the computer. All Internet users, adult and children, must sign an Internet agreement. If 17 years old or younger, he or she must have a parent or guardian sign an Internet agreement for the purpose of allowing the child Internet access. East Dubuque District Library assumes no responsibility for use of the Internet by children.
2. Patrons agree to abide by all copyright and licensing laws. No patron may make unauthorized copies of software through the use of the library’s computers. Any such action will result in the suspension or revocation of computer privileges and legal action may be pursued against patrons violating this policy by the library district or others.
4. Only one person is allowed to use the computer at a time. In some cases, librarians may grant special permission for two people to work together on the computer.
Parents are responsible for the behavior of their children while they are in the library.
The East Dubuque District Library was formed in 1937 as a WPA project. It was a city library at that time. In 1997, the library went to referendum to become a district library. The referendum passed and more than doubled the population served by the library. The library began to serve this new population out of its old and very small building on the corner of Sinsinawa and Wisconsin Avenue. In September of 2007 the library moved to its temporary location on Wall Street. A year and half later the library again moved. We now enjoy a permanent home at 122 Wisconsin. The library currently serves a population of 4459 and has two grade schools and one high school in our district.
Talk to Kathy at the library if you are interested in volunteering at the library. Currently we are only taking high school volunteers who need to fulfill their graduation requirements.
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