New AduLt and Juvenile Titles!

Library Hours:

The library is closed to the public until further notice due to COVID Recommendations from ALA, ILA, and IHLS. 

 

The director is available from 10am to 2pm M-F by phone or email.

Monday: 9:30am - 5pm

T, W, TH: 9:30am - 5:30pm

Friday: 9:30am - 5:00pm

Saturday: 10am - 12pm

Sunday: Closed

Click "Follett Destiny Catalog" to find out what books we have or type https://hillsborolibrary.follettdestiny.com

HPL Ebook Services

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Free Ebooks

The library is offering free temporary Overdrive ebook subscriptions during the time of closure to anyone who has a library card. If you do not have a library card, we can make arrangements to get you a temporary card but you must live in our library district.

Returns, Renewals and Fines

Patrons do not have to return books until reopening, but there is a drop off box that can be accessed anytime at the top of the stairs.

We are automatically renewing books for patrons, but calls to remind us help.

There will be no fines during the time of closure.

Contact Us!

Location

Hillsboro Public Library

214 School St.,

Hillsboro, IL 62049

Via Phone or Email:

     Phone: (217) 532-3055

     Fax: (217) 532-6813

  hillsborocitylibrary@gmail.com

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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 $26 for your library card. This fee has been reduced as of July 2019. The "non-resident" fee is based on a mathematical formula from the state, calculated based on library taxes and population.

Services and Fees

Computers:              Printing:

$2 donation              .25 per page

Free for members      .50 for color 

 

Copying:

.25 per page

Faxing:

$3 for First Page, $1.00 per Additional

Interlibrary Loan:       Ebooks: 

Free with                $20 for Overdrive

library card               Free Axis 360

Books for Sale

.25 or 5 for $1.00

YA Fiction

.25 paperback, .50 hardback

How Do I Renew or Hold a book?

Renew:

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

Hold:

Call (217) 532-3055 or

Email hillsborocitylibrary@gmail.com.

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?

I assure you it is not. We actually have one of the lowest fees in Illinois. Please refer to: Illinois Non-resident Fees for FY 2017.  Our fee has recently changed to $26.00 due to a change in tax revenue.

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!

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© Last Updated April 30, 2020  by Shelley Kolb.

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