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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
"If none of us ever read a book that was 'dangerous,' had a friend who was 'different' or joined an organization that advocated 'change,' we would all be just the kind of people Joe McCarthy wants. Whose fault is that? Not really [McCarthy's]. He didn't create this situation of fear. He merely exploited it, and rather successfully."

—Edward R (oscoe) Murrow (1908-65) American news anchor, broadcast journalist

 

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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