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Computer Services

  • Two desktop computers and two laptop computers running Windows are available for public internet access, word processing and other applications. Great for research and homework assignments.
  • The internet access is a high-speed broadband cable connection.
  • Wi-Fi internet access is free of charge to anyone wanting to use their computer or mobile device.

 

Printing Services

  • Laser printing, copying, color copying and faxing services are also available for a small fee.
  • Black & White Prints and Copies – 0.25 per page.
  • Color Prints and Copies – 0.50 per page
  • Fax – $2 for the first page; $1 per page after that. 
  • Lamination – $1 per laminating pouch.

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Books, Magazines & Videos

The Tiskilwa Public library has an extensive collection of general fiction and non-fiction books for both young and old a like, as well as Large Print, Audio Books, Magazines and Videos to choose from.

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Audio Books

The Tiskilwa Library has one of the best audio book collections in Bureau County!

Magazines

No time for a lengthy book? Try one of our magazines!

Patrons are allowed to check out magazines for two weeks.

We subscribe to:

  • Birds and Blooms
  • Consumer Reports
  • Country Living
  • Good Housekeeping
  • Love of Quilting
  • Real Simple
  • Taste of Home
  • Time
  • People
  • Readers Digest Large Print
  • National Geographic For Kids

Videos

DVDs may be checked out for 1 week with a limit of 2 per household.

 

Children’s Area

The Children’s Reading area is a warm, cozy and inviting area for children of all ages. Parents can come and lounge while your children are checking out the new area.

Visit often to see the current book display and new arrivals.

 

Community Room Use

An individual or organization may book the Community Room for events at the discretion of Library Staff and Members of the Board of Trustees.

  • Typical Use – $50.00 deposit (refundable) and a donation of $50.00 at the time of each reservation.
  • Sponsored Use – $50.00 deposit (refundable) and a donation of $25.00 at the time of each reservation.
  • For-Profit Use – $50.00 deposit (refundable) and a donation of $100.00 at the time of each reservation.

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Study Room Use

Library visitors may use the study room at any time if the room is not otherwise booked. 

Use may be scheduled for no extra cost. Please contact the library for more details.

Reaching Across Illinois Library System

The 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 railslibraries.info.