About Us

Our Mission

Bring the people and the resources of the Library together in order to enhance the lives of individuals and the community as a whole.

  1. We are a popular materials library, featuring current, high- demand, high-interest materials in a variety of formats for all ages
  2. We are a children’s door to learning, providing materials and services to stimulate children’s interests and appreciation for reading and learning at all ages.
  3. We are a reference library, providing timely, accurate and useful information for community residents.

  • IHLS covers 28,141 square miles and serves a population of 2,248,634.
  • There are 518 member libraries: 31 Academic, 226 Public, 232 School and 29 Special.
  • Of the 518 IHLS member libraries, 340 participate in the IHLS LLSAP known as SHARE.