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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 their own laptops to connect to the library’s Wi-Fi.  There is no time limit or charge for using Wi-Fi.

    Interlibrary Loan

    Patrons can request library materials from any of the libraries in the Shawnee System from the library staff or online from the library website.  Additional materials can be requested from I-Share through library staff. 

    Online Book Request

    Patrons can access WEBPAC online from the library website at anytime to request items through the Shawnee System.  Searches can be made using keyword, author or title and can be limited to items from Albion Public Library, Large Type or Selected Media Format.  In order to use this system patrons need a current library card in good standing.

    Homebound Service

    Homebound patrons are able to have books picked up and dropped off .  Please contact library staff for more information or to request homebound service.


    Black and White copies and prints are available at $.25 per page.