Library Services for You


Book a Librarian

Reddick Library's Book a Librarian service allows patrons to reserve 30 minutes with one of our knowledgeable staff members to receive customized, one-on-one assistance. Popular topics include, but are not limited to:

To schedule a Book a Librarian appointment, please visit the Circulation desk or contact the library by phone or email.

*A valid Reddick Library card is required for this service.


Do you have computers for the public?
Reddick Library has computers with internet access available for patrons of all ages. 

What do you charge to use the computer?
Reddick Library cardholders may use a computer free of charge for up to 3 hours/day provided that the card is in good standing (up-to-date and with less than $5.00 in fines). Patrons without a Reddick Library card must show a valid photo ID to purchase a computer guest pass for $1.00 per hour up to 3 hours/day.

The library also offers two Express Computers. Teens (14+ with parental/guardian permission) and adults may use an Express Computer once a day for up to 15 minutes. There is no charge, and no sign up or photo ID is required.

Can my child use a computer?
Patrons under the age of 18 may use an Internet-ready computer if an Internet Permission form has been signed in person by a parent/legal guardian.

Two game computers are also available for very young children (kindergarten age and younger). These computers do not allow access to the internet, and no sign up or login is required.

Everyone who uses a library computer must follow the library's policy regarding computer and Internet use.

Illinois State Library Services

The Illinois State Library provides you with services directly, through us, and in cooperation with other agencies.

FirstSearch: (Login required)Through local libraries, the State Library provides most Illinois residents with access to archives of magazine articles and other research information.  

Find It Illinois:  A portal for the State Library's online services, including the Illinois Government Information search engine, Illinois Digital Archives and Digital Illinois collections, Illinois Center for the Book/Illinois Authors, and more.

Illinois Talking Book and Braille Center- The Illinois State Library funds this program to provide free library services to persons unable to read or use conventional print material due to a visual or physical handicap. For more information, visit the Illinois Talking Book Outreach Center website.

Interlibrary Loan

How can I borrow something that the library doesn't own?
If you need a book, DVD, or other item that is not at the Reddick Library, ask us to borrow it from another library for you. You can also place a hold on it through the online card catalog.

How do I know when to pick up the item?
Once your item arrives at the library, you will either receive an automated phone call or an email letting you know the item is available for pick up. It will be 
sent back to its home library if not picked up within six days.

Meeting Rooms

To inquire about the use of library meeting rooms, please contact Molly DeBernardi, Library Director:


Phone: 815-434-0509

Fax: 815-434-2634. 

Please view the Meeting Room Policy and Application here.

Any group wishing to use a library meeting room must agree to follow library policies.

Obtaining or Renewing Library Card

Who can get a card?
Library cards are provided free of charge to all residents of the Reddick Library district, as part of your tax-supported library services.

How do I obtain or renew a library card?

A valid photo ID is required to obtain or renew a library card. If your valid photo ID does not have your current address in Reddick Public Library District, you must provide one additional proof of residency. Proofs of residency include:

You may check out two print items on the day that you register for a new library card. Your library card will be mailed to you.  

What if I’m under 18 years old?

If you are under the age of 18, a parent or legal guardian must register/renew on your behalf.

Save Money with Your Library Card

Reddick Library provides so much more than books! You are able to borrow DVDs, CDs, audiobooks, magazines, and more. Best of all, everything is free of charge with a library card! Use our Library Value Calculator to see just how much you'll save by using the  public library.

Online Bill Payment

Library fines and fees of $1.00 or more can be paid online using a credit card. It's quick, easy, and secure!

1. Log into your account by entering library card number or username, and PIN.

2. Click your name at the top right corner of the screen, then select the Fines/Fees tab that appears on the screen.

3. A Pay Online button will appear. Click on this button.

4. Select the fine/s you wish to pay, then enter your billing and credit card information. 

Photocopier and Fax Machine

One self-serve photocopier/scanner is available for public use. The cost is 10 cents per page, cash only.

The cost to send a fax from the library is $1.00 per page.  The cost to receive a fax is also $1.00 per page.

Reddick Library's fax number is 815-434-2634.

Renewing Items

How Do I Renew Library Items?


By Telephone

To request a renewal over the telephone, please call 815-434-0509.

In Person

Please visit Reddick Library’s Circulation desk to renew items in person.

Services for Non-Residents

If you live within the Ottawa High School taxing district*, you are eligible for a free library card. Please refer to this page for information on getting a library card.

If you do not live in the Ottawa High School taxing district you may be served by one of the following libraries:

Robert W. Rowe Public Library in Sheridan 815-496-2031
Seneca Public Library 815-367-6566
Utica Public Library 815-667-4509
Marseilles Public Library 815-795-4437
Streator Public Library 815-672-2729
Earlville Township Public Library 815-246-9543

*Residents of Fall River, Farm Ridge, or Wallace Township are not eligible for a Reddick Library card.

Special Needs Assistance

Audio Books- Reddick Library has a collection of current and popular fiction and non-fiction books which are available on CD and Playaway. 

Large Print Books- A large variety of current and popular fiction and non-fiction books are available in the library's Large Print collection.

Illinois Talking Book and Braille Center- The Illinois State Library funds this program to provide free library services to persons unable to read or use conventional print material due to a visual or physical handicap. For more information, please visit the Illinois Talking Book Outreach Center website.

Study Rooms


Reddick Public Library District provides 4 study rooms for individual quiet study and for small groups to work together without disturbing other library users. The library's User Conduct Policy is posted in each study room. Users are expected to follow these behavior standards.

A study room can be reserved up to 2 business days in advance on a first come, first served basis. Study room capacity is 4.

A time slot is 2 hours in length. A patron may request the time be extended if the room is available. A limit of 3 hours per day will be enforced.

Please see the library's Study Room Policy for further guidelines.

Wireless Printing

Can I print from my computer or other wireless device from home and pick it up at the library?

Yes, the Reddick Library provides wireless printing from your laptop or other mobile device. You can send your documents from either inside the library or from home. Please refer to the attached file for detailed instructions.

Do I need to install anything on my computer to use this service?
No special print drivers or software are needed to use this service.

How long to I have to pick up my prints?
Items will stay in the print queue for two hours. After this time they will automatically be dropped from the queue.

How do I print from a mobile device?
Download the free PrinterOn app for easy wireless printing from your smartphone or tablet. The PrinterOn app is available for iOS and Android operating systems. Once downloaded, you can locate nearby printers using the GPS feature of your device or by performing a simple keyword search.     

What types of files can be printed?
This printing service supports over 100 file formats, including:

Microsoft Word
Microsoft Excel
Microsoft PowerPoint
Adobe PDF


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