Illinois libraries are known for their level of excellence in service! Illinois libraries work hard to provide creative and innovative services and millions of patrons benefit from this excellence each year.
In 1965, the General Assembly created multitype library systems through the Illinois Library System Act. Today, two multitype library systems and one public library system serve the state of Illinois.
The multitype library systems, Illinois Heartland Library System (IHLS) and Reaching Across Illinois Libraries System (RAILS), are membership-based, regional organizations that consist of all library types, including: Academic, Public, School, and Special libraries.
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News / Last Modified: 12 September 2012
The FY2011-FY2012 Illinois Public Library Annual Report (IPLAR) is now available online.
News / Last Modified: 06 August 2012
Document / Last Modified: 02 August 2012
Map of Illinois Library Systems
Document / Last Modified: 26 July 2012
Provides Illinois libraries with a concise, yet inclusive cataloging reference tool, designed to enforce uniform control over bibliographic records that comprise the regional library systems LLSAPs.
Webinar / Last Modified: 27 June 2012
Archive of the third webinar in the "Building Maintenance" series, sponsored by the legacy Alliance Library System in 2008.