FAQ

Homer Township Public Library has 12 lockers where you can pick up materials even when the library is closed. To request after-hours pickup, call us at 708-301-7908 with your library card number. Your materials will be checked out to you and placed in a locker to pick up. An account must be in good standing. Call at least two (2) hours before closing to have your items placed in a locker. Items will be held for 24 hours. The lockers are located to the left of the entry doors under the overhang.

The Library offers volunteer opportunities for teens in grades 6-12.

You can call the library at 708-301-7908; email help@homerlibrary.org or go to our online catalog and order/reserve your materials.

If you're looking for a book that's not in our catalog, let us know! An Adult Services librarian will see if it's available to loan from another library.

Need your PIN number? Your PIN is the last 4 digits of your library card number (unless you have changed it through your online library account).

Scheduled Closings (2022)

  • September 5 - Labor Day
  • November 8 - Open as a polling place for voting only
  • November 11 -  Veteran's Day
  • November 23 - Library closes at 5pm
  • November 24 -  Thanksgiving
  • December 24 - Christmas Eve
  • December 25 - Christmas Day
  • December 31 - New Year's Eve

Scheduled Closings (2023)

  • January 1 - New Year's Day
  • January 16 - Martin Luther King
  • February 20 - Presidents Day
  • April 7 - Good Friday
  • April 9 - Easter
  • May 28 - Sunday Before Memorial Day
  • May 29 - Memorial Day
  • July 4 - Fourth of July
  • September 4 - Labor Day
  • November 11 -  Veteran's Day
  • November 22 - Library closes at 5pm
  • November 23 -  Thanksgiving
  • December 24 - Christmas Eve
  • December 25 - Christmas Day
  • December 31 - New Year's Eve

Any resident of Homer Township may get a library card as part of your tax-supported library service. Your library card allows you to borrow materials from our library and other libraries in Illinois.

There are three easy ways to get a card: 

Come into the library and fill out an application, fill out an application on the Bookmobile, or fill out the online form and pick up your new card at the library after 24-hours. Please bring an ID to pick up your card.

Illinois Cards for Kids

Illinois Cards for Disabled Veterans

Most items have a three-week loan period except for DVDs and new books. A renewal for an additional three weeks is possible, provided there is no hold on that item. Items owned by another library may have a different loan period.

The Library participates in the Museum Pass Program and Explore More Illinois. 

  • Persons residing outside the boundaries of Homer Township and not belonging to/or located closer to another pubic library may obtain a card by paying a non-resident fee of $170 per family. Proof of address is required. 
  • Non-resident cards are good for one year.
  • Illinois law requires non-resident cards to be issued by the public library that is located closest to the applicant’s home.
  • Illinois Cards for Kids
  • Illinois Cards for Disabled Veterans

Free books are available from the paperback swap shelf in the library.

Bring in a current driver’s license or state issued ID with your current address. A replacement card is FREE!

To request use of a library meeting room, fill out an application form. Completed applications may be returned to the library or scanned and emailed to help@homerlibrary.org. It is recommended that requests are made weeks in advance. Use of the room must be approved and is not guaranteed. Complete guidelines are found on the form.

For their safety children aged nine and under must be accompanied by an adult or teenager of at least 14 years of age. The parent or caregiver must remain in the library while their child attends story hour and other programs. See our Safe Child Policy.

The library has six study rooms available. Bring your library card or some form of identification and the Help Desk will sign you into a room. Study rooms are available in two-hour increments, which may be extended, unless someone is waiting. Study rooms cannot be reserved in advance.

Certain library staff can register you to vote. Please check before coming that a registrar is available. You must be a Will County resident at least 18 years old by Election Day to register. Two forms of identification are necessary, at least one showing your current address. Visit the Will County Clerk's website for complete election and registration details. You can also register to vote online.