Jerseyville Public Library

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, videogames, audio books, large print books, magazines, newspapers, microfilm, E-books, and music CDs as well as streaming audio/music and movies/t.v. shows.  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.  We have faxing capabilities and charge $1.00 per page to fax or receive a fax. We are able to scan pages to e-mail for a fee of 50¢ per page. Laminating charges are $1.00 per 8.5 X 11 sheet or any part thereof.

Notary Services

Notary services are available at no charge. You must call to make an appointment. Be sure to bring your current picture identification (such as a Driver's License) and DO NOT sign the document until you are in the presence of the Notary.

Features & Services
  • Reserves for popular materials and items we don't own
  • Downloadable audio books, magazines, and e-books
  • Downloadable/streaming music and movies
  • Online catalog
  • Online magazine databases
  • Online genealogy database
  • Meeting Room for public use
  • Three study rooms
  • Homebound Program
  • Voter registration
  • Genealogy section
  • "Travel the States" vertical file
  • Interlibrary loan

Interlibrary Loan Policy (for items requested outside of our Illinois Heartland Library System)

  1. A maximum of 6 requests at any time.  A request is considered active from the time it is initiated until three days after the material is returned.
  2. The library is unable to borrow bound periodicals (magazines), but will request photocopies on microfilm.  An accurate citation is required before the request can be made.
  3. ILL cannot borrow items printed before 1800.  We will try to borrow these materials in reprint or microform, if available.
  4. Patrons owing fines of $5.00 or more and/or lost materials may not request interlibrary loans until the fines have been reduced, a payment plan is in place, and/or the lost materials are cleared.  The library will not process ILL requests for patrons with overdue ILL materials.
  5. Remember that materials must be returned by their due date to avoid late charges.  Some materials can be renewed and some cannot; make sure you use the checkout period wisely.
  6. The library will request DVDs, music CDs, audio books on CD and MP3, books, journal articles, microfilm, and video games.  If the item you want to borrow is newer than 6-months from its publication or release date, the library will hold the request until it is past that time frame.
  7. Copyright laws apply to all interlibrary loans.

New Fee Policy

  1. Postage Fees:  The library currently does not charge for postage.
  2. Lending Library Fees:  The library will always try to borrow items from libraries that lend free of charge.  If a free source is not available, the patron will be required to pay the charges.  The patron will be notified and given opportunity to decline the requested materials and the lending library fees.
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 5, Grades 6-12 and a program for Adults. 

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 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 three study rooms in the back that are available on a first-come/first-serve basis.  They can be reserved for a fee of $2.00.