Area Public Libraries


  • 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
2701 W. Tower Rd.
Kankakee, IL 60901

Peotone Public Library District
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.”