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Library Hours:

Monday - Thursday

9:30am - 7:00 pm

Friday: 9:30am - 5:00pm

Saturday: 10am - 2pm

Sunday: Closed

We will be Open:

Columbus Day - Oct. 9th!

Mark Your Calendars

  • Sept 29th 1:30pm-3:30pm Sign up now for our Comic Book Workshop!

  • Friends of the Library Book Sale: Preview night October 5th, 5-7pm, $5.00 admission fee!

  • Friends of the Library Book Sale, Saturday Oct 7th (free admission)



Library Programs

Story Hour  (PreK - 3rd Grade)

Every Monday

4 to 4:30 pm

Lego Club - (All Ages)

Every Wednesday

3:30pm to 6:30pm

HPL Book Club

Third Thursday of each Month!

5 to 6pm

Knitting Club (Stitch & Chat)

Every 1st and 3rd Tuesday


Stitch, Knit, Quilt & Chat!

Book Club (Adult)

We hold a book club meeting monthly! 3rd Thursday evening at 5pm

Call if interested.

Contact Us!


Hillsboro Public Library

420 S. Main St.

Hillsboro, IL 62049



   Phone: (217) 532-3055

Fax: (217) 532-6813

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Notary Services Now Available at the Library!

If you need something notarized, come to the library between the hours of 9:30am - 5pm, Monday-Friday. 


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How do I Sign Up for a Library Card?

If you live in Montgomery County AND within the school district boundaries, you are eligible for a library card. To become a member, you must bring in 2 forms of proof of address of residency or property.

Acceptable Forms of Proof of Address:

1. Tax Bill

2. Driver's License (Current Address) or State ID

3. Ameren Bill (Utility bill)

4. Water bill (Utility bill)

5. Lease or Mortagage

6. Voter's ID

7. Other bill (Postmarked within 1 month)

8. Voided Personalized Check

Reciprocal Borrowing: Families or Individuals from other libraries such as Witt, Litchfield, Doyle (Raymond), Greenville, and Nokomis, can also use our library as a "Reciprocal Borrower". Please provide proof of current library card.

FYI: This library provides "family cards," we do not give out student cards, because a parent or guardian must be responsible for the borrowing of materials by minors under the age of 18, especially in the event the book is lost or damaged.

Non-Residents: If you live in Bond County, or out of the school district boundaries, you must pay $70 for your library card, effective January 2023. The "non-resident" fee is based on a mathematical formula from the state, calculated based on library taxes and population.

Commonly Asked Questions about Library Cards.

1) Why do I have to pay an annual fee if I am considered a non-resident?

It is the law. According to the Illinois Local Library Act, state law,

(75 ILCS, 5/4-7) if you do not live within the library district boundaries, you are not paying for the library within your property taxes and  therefore considered a non-resident and have to pay a fee for services comparable to local taxpayers. 

Please refer to our policies page for more information about this law.

2) Why is the fee so high?

Actually it is pretty comparable to Litchfield's fee. Please refer to: Illinois Non-resident Fees for FY 2017.  Our fee has recently changed to $70.00 due to a change in tax revenue and patron population.

3) Can I use my Litchfield, Nokomis or Witt card at Hillsboro?

Yes and Vice Versa. This is called reciprocal borrowing. We will ask to make a copy of your card, possibly contact the library where your card was issued and make sure you are in good standing. Then you can check-out materials!

Other Services and Fees


 .25 per page  or  .50 per page for color 



.25 per page


$3 for First Page, $1.00 per Additional


Free! But we can't make promises staff will be available to give one-on-one help.

Conference Room

Reserve Only. Free to any local organization or nonprofit.  $25 rental fee will be charged to for-profit groups or private events for 2 hours of use.  Seats up to 12-15. To Reserve Email or call.

Study Rooms (2)

Walk in or reservation.

For private reading, study, work, or etc.

Seats 3-4 Comfortably (No more than 5)

Interlibrary Loan:       Ebooks:

Free with                 Overdrive/Libby

library card    US Subscription

Free! In-Person Use only.

How Do I Renew or Hold a book?


Call us at (217) 532-3055 or Stop In and Visit!

Hold or Interlibrary Loan Request:

Call (217) 532-3055 or


To Donate to the Hillsboro Library or to send a memorial in honor of a loved one, please send a check to the Friends of the Library at PO Box 51.

Memorials? Donations? Pledges?

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