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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
"It seems to me the book has not just aesthetic values-- the charming little clothy box of the thing, the smell of the glue, even the print, which has its own beauty. But there's something about the sensation of ink on paper that is in some sense a thing, a phenomenon rather than an epiphenomenon. I can't break the association of electric trash with the computer screen. Words on the screen give the sense of being just another passing electronic wriggle."

—John Hoyer Updike (b. 1932) American writer, Rabbit, Run, Rabbit at Rest

 

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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