Library hours closer to “normal”

Paris Public Library is open Monday – Friday 10am-6pm and Saturday 10am-2pm.

Wearing a mask (covering nose and mouth) and social distancing are required while in library. Social distancing means that only 3 public computers are available to use.

Short inside visits are encouraged and curbside service continues to be available to those who wish to use it.  Newspapers and programs are still not available. Limited use of the Gibson Room is available, as we begin to open the rooms in phases.

We will continue to monitor conditions and will move forward or backward if needed or advised.

At-home Ancestry use is extended

Ancestry and ProQuest have extended their free at-home access to Ancestry through June 30, 2021 for cardholders of libraries that subscribe to the library edition.

If you have a Paris library card and want to search Ancestry, contact us for login information.

Curbside services still available

Rather not come in the library? Don’t want to wear a mask? Curbside service is still available.

To request items, call 217-463-3950 while the library is open or email, message us on Facebook, or use your SHARE library account.

You will be notified when your pickup is ready. Call us when you park in library lot. If you don’t have a mobile phone, tell us that when we call you so we can make other arrangements to know when you arrive. Your items will be brought to your vehicle.

The dropbox is available for returns.  Late fees are not being charged at this time.

You may email a document to to be printed and picked up. Please include your name and phone number in the email so staff can contact you when it’s ready. Call us if you need to send a fax or make copies. We will come to your vehicle, pick up your papers, and return them after copying or faxing.