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