Reaching Across Illinois Library System

Reaching Across Illinois Library SystemThe Reaching Across Illinois Library System (RAILS) is one of two multitype regional library systems in the state. The membership of RAILS includes academic, public, school, and special libraries.

RAILS provides delivery service to support Illinois' vast interlibrary loan program, technology support for more than 800 libraries' shared online catalogs, and Talking Book Services that serve persons with visual or physical disabilities who cannot read conventional print material.

The RAILS service area covers northern and western Illinois. The system serves more than 1500 public, private, university, and school library members, representing more than 3700 library facilities in a 27,000 square mile area.

For more information please visit www.railslibraries.info.