Please note construction in and around downtown Joliet (specifically Jefferson Street). Plan accordingly when driving downtown. Parking information can be found here.

  •  Ottawa Street Branch     Black Road Branch

  • Want to know more about Project Burnham?

    Check out our blog for updates and information.

  • Check out our new computers available for local history, genealogy and digitization purposes! You can find them on the second level of the Ottawa Street Branch in our Local History section.
  • Join us for the Pinnacle Library Road Trip!

    This September, take the road less traveled and explore nine literary landmarks on the Pinnacle Library Road Trip. Pick up your road trip passport at any Pinnacle library September 1-30, 2019. Then stop at each of the nine member libraries to see a “roadside attraction,” get your passport stamped and receive a souvenir. Road trippers collecting stamps from all nine libraries can turn in their completed passports at any location by September 30 to receive a special “end of the road” prize! Click here for details.
  • Learn more about Vision 2020

    The Project Next Generation (PNG) grant is awarded by Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White to empower and educate students about the latest technology through positive role models and library based group projects. Beginning in fall 2019, the library will be hosting workshops and outreach events in conjunction with PNG. We're calling these workshops "Vision 2020". Join us for the first event, coming up in September, the NIU STEAM Exploration Lab! Click here for details.
  • Join us for the Friends of the Joliet Public Library Fall Book Sale!
  • Project Burnham
  • New History Computers
  • Road Trip
  • Vision 2020
  • Friends Book Sale


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