Library remains closed

STATUS UPDATE: For the safety of our staff and patrons, the library will remain closed until further notice. Please keep all your checked-out items at home until we reopen – the dropbox is now closed. NO late fees until further notice.

Try our digital collections of ebooks and audiobooks for adults and children – details below. Email or Facebook message us if you have questions.

Thank you for your cooperation and support. Stay home. Stay healthy. We hope to see you soon.

Books, audiobooks, magazines at your fingertips

Digital collection always openThe library is closed but you can still find something to read in our digital resources.

For the first three, you need your Paris library card number. Look under the ebooks/audios/magazines tab above for how to get started.

Digital Library of Illinois (formerly MyMediaMall): ebooks and e-audiobooks. Download the Overdrive or Libby app from your app store for your smartphone or tablet. (We recommend Libby.)  You can even read on your computer by going to Digital Library of Illinois.  Your password (or PIN) is the last 4 digits of the phone number you gave us.

Cloud Library: ebooks and e-audiobooks. Download the Cloud Library app from your app store or go to Cloud Library on your computer. Your password (or PIN) is the last 4 digits of the phone number you gave us.

RBdigital: e-audiobooks and e-magazines. Download the RBdigital app from your app store or go to RBdigital on your computer. It may be easier to create an account from the site in a web browser first.

You currently do not need a library card for the following materials, as they have been graciously offered as a free service to public libraries during this time.

Tumblebooks online books for K-12 students. TumbleBooks are easy to use, and feature unlimited access from home. You can read as many books as you want on any device. There are no check-outs, holds, or bulky downloads. Books are available instantly. Go to the links below and enter the appropriate username and password, if needed, in the upper right area of your screen. 

TumbleBookLibrary: K-6 children’s ebooks
Username: pariscpl
Password: libra

TumbleMath  K-6 children’s math ebooks

TeenBookCloud  ebooks for grades 7-12. Also includes graphic novels and some educational videos.

AudioBookCloud  audiobooks for all ages, even adults
Username: tumble2020  (for these 3)
Password: A3b5c6

Junior Library Guild ebooks for K-12 students. Click the link and use these usernames & passwords.

Username: JLGELM
Password: JLGFREE
Middle School
Username: JLGMID
Password: JLGFREE
High School
Username: JLGHI
Password: JLGFREE
Tax Forms: IRS  and Illinois.

Library services as affected by COVID-19

Paris Public Library is closed until further notice. This is not a decision that the board and staff made lightly, but with much consideration of recommendations from public health authorities and the Illinois Library Association. Most libraries in the Illinois Heartland Library System are closing during the same time frame. IHLS is suspending delivery for at least two weeks.

All current due dates will be extended. No late fees will be charged until further notice. Please keep your checked-out items at home, even if overdue, for the time being and please stay home if you do not feel well. The dropbox is closed.

All programs are canceled through at least mid-April. The planned Auto Repair Manuals Book Sale on April 4 is postponed until further notice.

Illinois Library Association, National Network of Libraries of Medicine, American Library Association, and public health agencies are recommending that libraries do not offer “curbside” service. We will follow their advice. After March 17, contact us or Facebook message the library to reach us.

Again, please help us by keeping checked out items – even if overdue – until we reopen. Late fees are suspended until further notice and the dropbox is closed.

We also have a wide variety of ebooks, e-audiobooks, and e-magazines, plus special collections of children’s ebooks available for you to enjoy at home, without needing to come to the library. See separate post for details.

We would rather be open as normal but the health of our staff and patrons is important to us. We will reassess all of these plans against the rapidly changing COVID-19 situation on a daily basis. Please watch our website and our Facebook page for updates.