Enlightening and Inspiring Generations with Generations of Ideas

When I enter a library, when I enter the world of books, I feel the ghosts of the past on my shoulders urging me to speech.  I hear Patrick Henry cry to the Burgsses, ‘Is Life so dear, or Peace so sweet, to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery?’  I hear Sojourner Truth tell me that the hand that rocks the cradle can also rock the boat, and William Lloyd Garrison say, ‘I am in earnest, I will not be silenced.’

Sara Paretsky
to the LaSalle Public Library on the occasion of the Library's Centennial Celebration, 2007

Using the Library

Library Cards

Registration --  Adults wishing to register for a borrower’s card, renew an expired borrower’s card, or replace a lost, stolen, damaged or destroyed borrower’s card must bring with them one form of identification that is a photo i.d. and a piece of mail that includes their current address with a post-mark date or billing date within a month of library card registration.  These forms of identification include but are not limited to driver’s license, utility bills, mail, or voter’s registration card.  The borrower’s card will be sent to the patron via the U.S. Mail.

Children 12 and under must have a parent's signature on any initial application for a library card.  Children under the age of 16 may use the proof of residency provided by their parent.  Children 16 and over...read more

Patron Conduct

LaSalle Public Library  services and facilities are available to persons of all ages. While everyone has an equal right to access library services and facilities, no person has the right to interfere with the ability of others to use and enjoy library resources, services and facilities.

To make sure that everyone enjoys using the library, a Patron Conduct Policy has been established and adopted by the LaSalle Public Library Board of Trustees.  These rules may be revised at any time.