Jerseyville Public Library

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Materials, Equipment, Features, and Services

Everything we have and do for you, inside the library or out.


With your library card, you have access to books, videos/DVDs, audio books, large print books, magazines, newspapers, microfilm, E-books, and music CDs.  If we do not own it or have it on the shelf, we can place a  hold on another library's copy, and borrow it in for you.


The Library has 10 internet-ready computers available for public use.  Each computer can print to a color laser printer/copier which can also scan.  We also have a fax machine, microfilm reader/printer, typewriter, piano, and wireless (Wi-Fi) internet access.  Equipment that checks out to a person with a valid library card includes an LCD projector, an overhead projector, projection screen, and a slide projector. 


Copies and black & white printouts (8.5 x 11 )are 15¢ per page; color copies and printouts are 25¢ per page.  For larger paper (11 x 17) copies and black & white printouts are 25¢ per page; color copies/printouts are 35¢ per page.  Each side counts as a page, so if the copy/printout is double-sided, the cost is doubled.  The first 15 copies for schoolwork, job applications,  or resumes are free.  

Features & Services
  • Reserves for popular materials
  • Downloadable audio books, magazines, and e-books
    Downloadable/streaming music and movies
  • Online catalog
  • Online magazine databases
  • Online auto repair database
  • Online genealogy database
  • Meeting Room for public use
    Two study rooms
  • Homebound Program
  • Voter registration
  • Genealogy section
  • "Travel the States" vertical file
  • Interlibrary loan

Youth and Teen Services

Throughout the year, we have a variety of programs for children and teens, the biggest, of course, is the 6-week long Summer Reading Club for ages infant through Grade 6, and a 4-week long program for Grade 7-Adult.  During the school year, we also have a movie once a month on Friday afternoon around 3:15 p.m. 

Homebound Program

We have implemented a Homebound Program for those who enjoy reading, but are unable to make the trip to the Library.  This service offers all the materials of the library including regular and large print books, periodicals, audio books, videos/dvds, and music CDs and cassettes.

For more information or to set up an appointment, please contact Laurie Ingram here at the Library at 618-498-9514 or email her at

Community Spaces (Meeting Room) in the Library

The Jerseyville Public Library's meeting room is available for meetings, classes, parties and other functions.  It has a separate entrance, tables and chairs, is handicap accessible, and offers access to the kitchen and rest rooms.  Civic, educational and not-for-profit groups may use the meeting room free of charge during Library hours; fees are charged to other groups and for after-hours use.  Currently, not-for-profit groups pay $10.00/hour for after-hours use.  Other for-profit groups would pay $20.00/hour during or after library hours.  We  have also added two study rooms in the back that are available on a first-come/first-serve basis.  They can be reserved for a fee or $2.00.

Upcoming Events
JPL Gaming Club for Tweens & Teens Sep 21, 2017 03:30 PM (US/Central) — JPL upstairs meeting room
Tech Thursday Sep 21, 2017 04:00 PM (US/Central)
Star Wars Party Sep 23, 2017 02:00 PM (US/Central) — Jerseyville PL meeting room
JPL Monthly Book Club for Grown-Ups Sep 25, 2017 06:00 PM (US/Central) — JPL upstairs meeting room
Preschool Storytime - Morning Sep 26, 2017 10:00 AM (US/Central) — Jerseyville PL meeting room