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LOCATION
405 West Main Street
Carbondale, IL 62901
618-457-0354
 

HOURS

Mon-Thu: 9am-8pm
Fri-Sat: 9am-6pm 
Sun: 1pm-6pm
"Today I begin to understand what love must be, if it exists.... When we are parted, we each feel the lack of the other half of ourselves. We are incomplete like a book in two volumes of which the first has been lost. That is what I imagine love to be: incompleteness in absence."

—Erich Fromm (1900-80) German-born American psychoanalyst, emphasized role of social conditioning

 

Our Mission Statement

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"Carbondale Public Library provides resources and services to support the educational, informational, cultural, and
recreational needs of its community."

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The Carbondale Public Library (CPL) provides free services to all residents living within the city boundaries.  CPL honors all valid Illinois public library cards, though some restrictions may apply. Services are available to all others for a fee. CPL is part of the Shawnee Library System.

The Shawnee Library System holds over 425,615 materials including over 394,000 books, and 28,000 compact discs, cassette tapes and books on cassette.

Our friendly and professional staff is eager to serve you. Welcome to the Carbondale Public Library!

 

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