All IHLS offices will be closed in observance of Labor Day on Monday, September 7, 2015. Delivery and Talking Book Services will not be provided.

See our Office Hours page for a listing of IHLS Holidays.

The September 4, 2015, IHLS newsletter includes:

  • IHLS Offices Closed Monday, September 7, 2015
  • Follow Us on Facebook and Twitter
  • Last Chance Surplus Vehicle Sale
  • IHLS Delivery Promotes Reading
  • Delivery Update:  SchoolsPublic Libraries Asked to Complete Capital Needs Assessment Survey
  • Member Spotlight – Keepper Retirement
  • September is Library Card Sign-Up Month
  • A Library State of Mind
    • YA Day at Library State of Mind
  • Great Lakes Resource Sharing Conference
  • School District Per Capita Grant
  • Grants, Awards & Scholarships
  • In the News
  • E-News from the Illinois State Library
  • ILA E-Newsletter
  • I Love Libraries Newsletter
  • Per Capita/Edge Requirements 2016 Webinar Registration Full for 9/15/15
  • Upcoming Free Webinars & Workshops
The latest Long Range Planning information has been added to the IHLS website.
Earlier this year several focus groups were conducted and member libraries were surveyed to evaluate member library satisfaction with current services we provide and to identify future needs. Summary reports of the member survey, employee survey and focus groups are included with this update.

The Dream Grant video highlights how SHARE membership can have a very positive impact on a community—especially smaller more rural ones.

IHLS placed a bulk order of the latest edition of Illinois Library Laws & Rules (2015)!

The books are available to our members at $22.50/copy.  We strongly recommend all members have at least one copy for their library due to the very recent changes in the Library System service standards.  The books are also available to ILA members for $25/copy and $50/copy for nonmembers.

IHLS delivery staff have been testing our new customer ticketing software and are now at the stage where we feel we can release it to everyone.  We ask that you please be patient! We are confident that any “bugs” will be worked out, as our members begin to utilize the software.