LOCATION 2 West Walnut St. Harrisburg, IL 62946 618-253-7455 voice 618-252-1239 fax

HOURS Mon-Fri: 9am-8pm Sat: 10am-6pm Sun: 1pm-5pm

Who We Are


Harrisburg District Library is located at 2 West Walnut Street in Harrisburg, Illinois, three blocks from the junction of Route 13/Poplar Street and Main Street. Harrisburg District Library provides free services to all residents living within the Harrisburg Public Library District boundaries with services available to all others for a fee.

The library holds over 41,000 materials including books, audiobooks on compact discs or cassette tapes, large print books, DVDs or VHS cassettes, fiction and non-fiction for all ages.

In total, nearly 41,000 items were checked out of the library during fiscal year 2006-2007! In addition to these items, thousands of people entered the library to utilize print and electronic reference resources, access the Internet through the Library’s fiber optic connection, enjoy state-of-the-art Wi-fi service, participate in computer and Internet training, view a Library exhibit, or attend one of the Library’s many events.

Our friendly and professional staff is eager to serve you. Welcome to Harrisburg District Library!

Mission Statement


The mission of the Harrisburg Public Library District is to provide tax supported services to its patrons. The library maintains a collection of professionally selected materials that will meet patrons’ educational, informational, cultural, technological, and recreational needs. The library is committed to a collection that represents all points of view. The library works to preserve historical resources especially as they pertain to the local area. Harrisburg District Library cooperates with other libraries as well as with other educational and governmental institutions.