Welcome to Barclay Public Library

ANNOUNCEMENT: The Friends of the Library have changed the Fall rummage sale dates to Friday, September 16th and Saturday, September 17th.

Our new library catalog app is here! Download it by searching for “Share Mobile App” in your app store. Please come into the library or call us at 217-672-3621 if you need help installing or navigating the new app.

Explore More Illinois allows cardholders from participating RAILS and IHLS public libraries to reserve free and discounted admission, parking, and gift store purchases from cultural attractions in Illinois, including museums, cultural centers, zoos, aquariums, gardens, historical societies, park districts, and more. To find available discounts, visit https://exploremore.quipugroup.net

We have a NEW database! Try out Reference Solutions. Great for finding out where people live (even if they have recently moved), their buying habits, insider information on businesses, and making marketing lists according to buying habits. Contact the library for training if you need it.

Do you live in Harristown and want to become more involved with the library? The Harristown Public Library District (which contracts with Barclay Library for services) is looking for 1 more Library Board of Trustees. This is a minimum commitment position with the board meeting for approximately a half hour 5 times a year. Please email director@barclay.lib.il.us if you are interested.


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Service: SHARE Mobile App
Have easy access to the online catalog and manage your account. Search for SHARE Mobile Library in your app store.



Ongoing Programs

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Coffee Club
You’ve probably heard about Barclay’s Coffee Club, which meets every Wednesday at 9:30 am.  This is an open invitation for anyone from the community to stop by the library for good coffee, company and conversation!

Book Discussion Groups
1st Wednesday  at 10:30 am
2nd Saturday at 11:00 am
Joining  a Book Club is a great way to get out of a reading rut and make new friends at the same time!  Ask about how to join at the Service Desk.

Homebound Delivery Service

If you or a loved one is physically unable to visit the library, Barclay Public Library has a service just for you!  Our Homebound Delivery service is available to persons who are homebound due to age, illness, disability or other incapacitating circumstances on a temporary or permanent basis.  A library staff member will deliver reading materials or movies to your home once per month.  To be eligible, the person must also reside within the Barclay Public Library service area and have a library card in good standing.  Call the library for more information 672-3621.