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Albion Public Library

About Us

  • Who We Are

    Home of the first public library in the State of Illinois, founded in 1819

    The Albion Public Library system is located at 6 N Fourth Street. The Albion Public Library provides free services to all residents living within the city limit boundaries. Services are also available to those not paying city property taxes through the purchase of a non-resident card.

    Albion Public Libarary is a member of the Illinois Heartland Library System.  The Illinois Heartland Library System is a community of multitype libraries developing partnerships and sharing resources.  Illinois Heartland Library System has 594 member libraries: 38 Academic, 231 Public, 260 School and 65 Special.

    Albion Public Library offers our members access to additional resources through our online catalog.     

    Our friendly and professional staff is eager to serve you. Welcome to the Albion Public Library!

    Mission of the Albion Public Library

    • To provide books, materials and services to meet the needs of the residents and community, regardless of race, creed, color, occupation or financial position.
    • To serve as a community resource for reliable information.
    • To provide guidance to children, young adults, and adults in the use of educational, informational, and recreational materials.
    • To keep the collection up-to date, useful and attractive through continual weeding and purchasing of new material.
  • Contact Us

    Our mailing address is: 6 N. 4th St., Albion, IL 62806
    Our phone number is: 618-445-3314
    Our email address is:

    Or you can use the appropriate form below to contact us via e-mail:

    We look forward to hearing from you!

  • Library Policies

    The way we do things and why
  • Library Services

    See what the library can do for you.

    Computer Use

    The library has 4 computers for patron use.  The computer workstations all have access to the internet as well as Microsoft Office 2007 or 2010.   The computers do not have speakers, but headphones are available.

    Wireless Internet

    Patrons are invited to use the library's wifi anytime, inside or out. 

    Interlibrary Loan

    Patrons can request library materials from any of the libraries in the Illinois Heartland Library System from the library staff or online from the library website.  Patrons may download the SHARE app to access our materials. 


    Black and White copies are available for $.25 per page,

    and color prints are available for $.50 per page.