Area Public Libraries

Information

  • Any item owned by local libraries may be borrowed via Benner Interlibrary Loan (ILL). Allow 1 week (2 days for RUSH requests). Contact ILL by email or phone (815-928-5439).
  • Olivet ID cards are not accepted as public library cards.
  • Illinois residents who have a valid public library card from a Prairie Cat member library may use that card at any Prairie Cat library, including the ones listed below.
  • If you are not an Illinois resident and live in Olivet housing, you may get a library card from the Bourbonnais Public Library (BPL). In order to get a BPL card, bring your Tiger Card and driver’s license. This card will be valid for one year at all PraireCat members, including those listed below.
  • ONU students are welcome to attend book discussions and programs at area public libraries. Registration may be required.

PrairieCat - Catalog for Area Public Libraries


Bourbonnais Public Library
(815) 932-1727
250 W. John Casey Dr.
Bourbonnais, IL 60914

Bourbounnais Libraryr


Bradley Public Library
(815) 932-6245
296 N. Fulton
Bradley, IL 60915

  • ONU students may get a free Internet card for one year, one hour per day.
  • Free Wi-Fi for everyone.
Bradley Libraryr


Kankakee Public Library
(815) 939-4564
201 E. Merchant St.
Kankakee, IL 60901

  • Computer stations with Internet access are free for Kankakee residents; $1 per session for others.
  • Free Wi-Fi for everyone.
Kankakee Libraryr


Manteno Public Library
(815) 468-3323
50 West Division St.
Manteno, IL 60950

Limestone Township Library
(815)-939-1696
2701 W. Tower Rd.
Kankakee, IL 60901

Peotone Public Library District
(708)-258-3436
515 N. First St.
Peotone, IL


Kankakee Area Library Association (KALA) - “The Kankakee Area Library Association (KALA) holds monthly meetings on Thursdays from 4-5pm at member libraries. Librarians from public, school, academic, and special libraries are welcome to attend. Meeting generally include a short segment for business and a professional development topic presented by a library staff member from a participating library.”