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Most Danville Public Library materials that are in circulation may be reserved for a patron; periodicals, DVDs, and certain music CDs may not be reserved. Patrons must have a valid Danville Public Library/Illinois Heartland Library System borrower’s card to use this service.
For materials owned by other libraries, please ask us about Interlibrary Loan.
To request items through the SHARE catalog, find items in the catalog and click “Request It.” Click “Requests” under “My Account” to see a list of the item(s) you have requested from your home library or other libraries in the Illinois Heartland Library System.
Items may also be reserved in person or by phone at 217-477-5220.
Most library materials may be renewed. Exceptions include items which are on hold for another patron; items which have already been renewed the maximum number of times; and certain types of material, such as some audiovisual items.
To renew an item through the SHARE catalog, click “Items Out” under “My Account.” Check the empty box to the left of the item’s title, then click the “Renew Selected Items” box. You may renew everything checked out to you by selecting “Renew All Items.” If the renewal is successful, the new due date will appear.
Items may also be renewed in person or by phone at 217-477-5220.
If you live within the legal city limits of Danville:
- Bring 1 photo ID with current address, or bring 1 expired photo ID/Photo ID with old address and one of the following:
- Mail post-marked within 30 days
- Tax bill for most recent year
- Voter’s registration card
- Imprinted personal check
- If you are a child, bring your parent or guardian.
- Fill out an application card.
If you live outside Danville, but own or lease property within Danville’s legal city limits:
- Bring a copy of the commercial lease OR your most recent property tax bill receipt for the parcel you own in Danville.
- Bring 2 forms of identification with your name and current home address.
- Fill out an application card.
If you live outside Danville and don’t own property within Danville’s legal city limits:
State law requires the library to charge a non-resident fee that is at least comparable to the average property tax support the library receives from its residents. The non-resident fee allows any persons living in the household an individual library card.
- The non-resident fee for fiscal year 2021-2022 (May 1, 2021 – April 30, 2022) is $144. Payment is due at the time of registration.
- Bring 2 forms of identification with your name and current street address.
- Fill out an application card.
The library welcomes monetary gifts, bequests, or memorials so long as their use is not restricted by conditions which would conflict with the standard practices and policies of the library. All such donations shall become the property of the Danville Public Library.
The library also welcomes gifts of books, recordings, or other library materials, including audiobooks, music CDs, DVDs, and Blu-rays. Such gifts will be added to the collection in conformity with the “Gifts of Materials” section of the Materials Selection Policy, 3510, of the library. Any materials that do not fit the needs of the library will be disposed of in whatever manner the library decides.
Items purchased with memorial contributions will be shelved with the regular collection. Special provision is made to designate gifts, memorials, or bequests or purchases made from money received as a gift.
Special collections, such as historical materials, books having more than literary value, or manuscripts, will be accepted by the library only if proper provision can be made for their housing, use, and preservation. These special items not accepted by the library shall be returned to the donor or shall be referred to interested parties for consideration.
The library staff will not place a cash value on donated material. Although all gifts in the form of money or materials may be tax deductible, the donor is responsible for determining the fair market value.
In order to provide evidence of a gift for tax purposes, the library will provide a letter of thanks. This letter will provide either a note on total funds donated or, in the case of materials, a brief inventory of the gift, including the total number of paperbacks and hardbound books, number of records, etc. donated.
Due to space and staff time limitations, we can no longer accept:
- LP records
- VHS tapes
- Cassette tapes
- Magazines (including National Geographic)
- Reader’s Digest Condensed Books
Also, the Gil Garman Large Study Room is available for up to 3 people. This study room is located in the Archives Room. To reserve this room, click here.
Lastly, we offer a meeting space outdoors, which includes Hegeler Stage, Bluetooth speakers, and up to 25 folding chairs. We will not be providing tables. There is no fee for reserving this space.
Please also note that as an outdoor venue, all meetings are subject to environmental elements such as heat, wind, insects, rain, etc.
We can also host your meeting on Zoom. Reach out to Jessica Augustson at 217-477-5223, ext. 121 or email@example.com for details.
Reserve your items
- By phone: 217-477-5227 (during operating hours)
- Online: https://forms.gle/2qanh52RNkynhR8C9
Pick up your items
Library staff will contact you to verify your card number and schedule a time to pick up your materials. Most pickups will be scheduled for the day(s) following submission.
When you arrive, please pull up the west side entrance, near the Hegeler stage and call 217-477-5227 to let staff know you have arrived. Library staff will drop your materials off on the designated table. PLEASE STAY IN YOUR VEHICLE UNTIL STAFF HAVE RETURNED INSIDE THE BUILDING.
Library staff will contact you to verify your card number and schedule a time for contact-less delivery. By choosing home delivery, you agree to take full financial responsibility for all items checked out to your account, including items that are lost, stolen or damaged in anyway, including weather and other acts of nature.
For more information on deliveries or curbside pickup, call 217-477-5227 or email Johnson Flanagan at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Is there an item (Book, Movie, TV Show, etc.) that you are interested in but the Danville Public Library doesn’t own? Let us know! If the item fits our collection development policy we will consider adding it to our collection. Fields with an asterisk (*) are required.
Danville Library Foundation
If interested in learning more or applying for Foundation volunteer positions below, please contact Peter Blackmon at email@example.com or 217-477-5223, x114.
Book Sale Staff Volunteers
The Danville Library Foundation hosts three used book sales per year (March, July and November). The sale runs two days (Friday all day and Saturday morning) and requires volunteers that entire period.
- Duties include: Greeting people at the door, assisting people with book selection, re-shelving misplaced books, tallying book purchases, assisting with check-out, helping people use carts to take large purchases to their vehicles, clean up and moving books at the end of the sale. In addition, occasional pricing of books according to guidelines may be required. Each volunteer receives a free book for every hour worked.
- Qualifications: Requires standing for several hours, bending and stretching, ability to lift up to 25 lbs. is a plus, would prefer absence of allergies to dust, previous experience with book sales is helpful, but not necessary. All volunteers are placed according to interest, skills and position availability.
Foundation Office Assistant
Volunteer position to assist in the Foundation Office: filing, data entry, updating and assisting with mailings.
Danville Public Library
If interested in learning more or applying for volunteer positions, please call 217-477-5220. All volunteers are required to complete an intake form.
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