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Carbondale, IL 62901


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Sun: 1pm-6pm
"There is divine beauty in learning, just as there is human beauty in tolerance. To learn means to accept the postulate that life did not begin at my birth. Others have been here before me, and I walk in their footsteps. The books I have read were composed by generations of fathers and sons, mothers and daughters, teachers and disciples. I am the sum total of their experiences, their quests. And so are you."

—Elie(zer) Wiesel (b. 1928) Romanian-born writer, lecturer, survivor Nazi camps, Nobel


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Foundation Center logoCarbondale Public Library’s Center for Effective Nonprofits (CEN) is now available to aid your nonprofit organization. Thanks to the WK Kellogg Foundation for providing the grant to make this center possible. We are one of five libraries in southern Illinois involved with this project designed to aid nonprofits in their day to day activities. Carbondale Public Library is a Cooperating Collection of the Foundation Center (http://fdncenter.org).


Come in and check out our new collection of books, CDs, videotapes and more. We are also able to offer electronic and online resources.
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The two websites below contain databases that due to licensing agreements can only be accessed within the library. See a librarian for assistance.

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