Welcome to Catlin Public Library District


Changes for Coronavirus

The CDC, Illinois Department of Public Health and the Vermilion County Health Department now require ALL PERSONS regardless of vaccination status, to WEAR A MASK INDOORS in areas of high COVID transmission. We have masks available for adults and kids over age 2. If you prefer not to mask, we are happy to deliver your library materials to your car if you call in advance: 217.427.2550.
We will continue to update our policies as needed. Check the library for up to date information on our current requirements.


Library services for the people of 
Catlin Township

Free library cards for residents of Catlin Township

Books, audiobooks, movies,

and magazines available for check out.

Facebook:  Catlin Public Library

Call ahead if you need notary services.

Public computers available- no library card needed.

Fax, copy, print and scan available.


Frequently Asked Questions


We allow anyone to use our printer- no library card required. Some phones can print wirelessly.


Copies- $.10 page black and white

$.20 double-sided

$.50 color- ask at front desk

Fax- $1.00 per page

Scan to email- $.25 per page

We do not charge if the items are for tax purposes, or regarding the death of a loved one.

Donating materials

We accept gently used, recent books and movies (generally 10 years old or less). Call ahead if you need help unloading.

E-books and audiobooks

To get library materials on your e-reader, tablet, smart phone or computer, download the hoopla digital app or the Libby app onto your device. Use your library barcode and password/PIN - the last 4 digits of your phone number. 

Library card

If you live in Catlin township, bring in your state ID and 2 pieces of mail, all with your current address. You will agree to be financially responsible for any materials borrowed on your account, and to comply with our policies.

Request library materials online

ctlp.illshareit  This link will take you to the Catlin Public Library Share page. Log in with your library barcode and your PIN- the last 4 digits of the phone number you gave us for your account.  Type an author, subject or title in the search box. If you want to limit it to just our library, click "All Formats", then "My Library". 

Reserve a space

If you would like to reserve a spot at a table for a meeting, or a computer to take a test online, please call us at 217.427.2550.  We do not have enclosed, private spaces, but do reserve tables for tutors or meetings with just a few people. There is no charge.

What is going on outside?

We are in the process of building a shade pavilion to add space for future programming.

Wireless Access

Wireless network is: Linksys05033 (2.4 Ghz) Some devices are able to print wirelessly on our Kyocera printer.

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We are partnering with Explore More Illinois. Click the link above to discover all of the participating attractions.
Many offer discounted admission as an added benefit to having a local library card- but check the OFFER tab to see the details.


For kids- Take and Make Projects

When you stop by the library, pick up a Take and Make project for your child.
They are located on the Art Cart in the play area.


Opening Hours

Monday 9-5
Tuesday 9-7
Wednesday 9-5
Thursday 9-5
Friday 9-7
Saturday 9-noon

We are closed the following holidays:
New Year's Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day.
We will close early on the day before Thanksgiving and on New Years Eve.
We may close unexpectedly for safety reasons due to severe weather.


Get in Touch

101 Mapleleaf Dr, Catlin, IL 61817, USA


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Visitor from the Danville Art League on our patio.

Link to the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund (IMRF) for the state of Illinois.


Library Board Minutes


Links to minutes from past board meetings.