The Joliet Public Library is closed all day on Thursday, November 28 for Thanksgiving and closed at 4:00 pm on Wednesday, November 27.

  •  Ottawa Street Branch     Black Road Branch

  • Want to know more about Project Burnham?

    Check out our blog for updates and information.

  • Read to Succeed!

    Join us for our Winter Reading Program, Read to Succeed, presented by the Chicago Wolves and JULIE, Inc. Pick up a reading log at either library location and log your books or minutes for a special prize! Visit Youth Services or call 815-740-2660 for more information.

  • Special Podcast Series

    The Joliet Public Library has teamed up with host Tom Maslowski of What’s Goin' Down in Downtown J-Town for a special podcast series. Produced and recorded in the Library’s Digital Media Studio (DMS) we will explore library services, staff stories and the impact of the library in our great community.

    Check it out here!

    What’s Goin' Down in Downtown J-Town
  • Did you know our Virtual Branch is always open? Even when the library is closed, you can browse our catalog, download and stream music, movies, ebooks, audiobooks, magazines and more! Check out our downloadables page for more information.
  • New!

    Beginning October 31, you can choose the Black Road Branch pick-up window when placing holds in our online catalog or by phone.

    Please contact the Circulation Department at the Black Road Branch at 815-846-6501 for more information.

  • The Joliet Public Library is a FamilySearch Affiliate Site

    Library visitors have access to about 400 million extended genealogical records available only to affiliated sites! This content is only accessible when logging in to a free FamilySearch account and using one of the Joliet Public Library computers. Ask our Adult Services Department how you can get started or Click here for more information.
  • Project Burnham
  • Winter Reading Program
  • Podcast
  • Virtual Branch
  • Holds @ BRB
  • FamilySearch Affiliate


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