Your Library Card

Library cards are provided free of charge to all residents of our district, which is the Fulton city limits, as part of your tax-supported library services. Your card gives you borrowing privileges here and at most public libraries in Illinois, access to special online resources, and more. Replacement cards are $1 for the first one, $2 for the second, $3 for the third, etc.

Interlibrary Loan

If you need a book, DVD, or other item that we don’t have, ask us to borrow it from another library for you at no charge.  Submit requests for materials to staff: in-person, by phone or email.

Reference Desk

Reference questions may be submitted by phone or email.  Call or email the library @ (815) 589-2045 or

Talking Books Program

National Library Service for the Blind & Physically Handicapped.  Ask staff for details.

Programs and Events

We have a regular schedule of educational and cultural events for all ages. See Happenings above in the menu current information.


Public access computers and WIFI are available to library patrons and visitors.  Please see our policy regarding computer and Internet use. Individual instruction in basic computer usage (navigation, printing, searching) is available by appointment.

Microfilm Reader/Printer

Fulton Journal is available to view on microfilm.  Copies $ .25 each.

Photocopiers and Fax Machine

Photocopies are available for $.25 each.  Printer copies are $ .25 each for black and white or $ .50 each for color.  Fax usage is for  “send” only at $1.00  first page (which is usually a necessary cover page) and $.25 for each additional page.

Community/Meeting Room

The library does not have a private meeting room.  Small, informal meeting “areas” are available to non-profit groups upon request approved by the library directo.   Advanced notice please.  Any group wishing to meet at the library must agree to follow library policies.