Welcome to Barclay Public Library

We have a NEW database! Try out Reference Solutions.

Click HERE to register your child for the Summer Reading Club.

Barclay Public Library is now open for public browsing. We will still be providing curbside service to anyone who wishes to use it. We look forward to seeing you soon! Please bring a mask to wear over your nose and mouth in the library if you are unvaccinated. Thank you!

Now is a great time to try our digital services! We offer eBooks, audiobooks and movies accessible right from the comfort of your home.


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 2 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.

Looking for our ebooks, audiobooks and movies? Click here

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Service: Barclay Mobile app
Have easy access to the online catalog and manage your account.



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.