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 (ILL@olivet.edu) or phone (928-5439).
  • Olivet ID cards are not accepted as public library cards.
  • Illinois residents may use a valid Illinois public library card at any Illinois public library.
  • If you are not an Illinois resident and live in Olivet housing, then you may get a library card from the Bourbonnais public library, valid only at that library.
  • If you are an out of state ONU student and do not live in Olivet housing you may apply for a public library card in your town of residence. Cards are valid at any Illinois public library.
  • ONU students are welcome to attend book discussions and programs at area public libraries. Registration may be required.

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

  • ONU students may get a free library card.
  • Note: Card may only be used at the Bourbonnais library during the current school year.
  • Computer stations are available with Internet access 1 hr./day.
  • Free Wi-Fi for everyone.


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

  • Olivet ID cards are not accepted as library cards.
  • ONU students may get a free Internet card for one year, one hour per day.
  • Free Wi-Fi for everyone.


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

  • Olivet ID cards are not accepted as library cards.
  • Computer stations with Internet access are free for Kankakee residents; $1 per session for others.
  • Free Wi-Fi for everyone.


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

  • Olivet ID cards are not accepted as library cards.