Parlin-Ingersoll Public Library
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Ask us a question by calling 309-647-0328 or by e-mail to

E-mail and Text Notification

Registered patrons can receive any notifications for holds or reminders via e-mail or text.  Ask circulation staff for details.

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Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis. Download the form in Word or PDF format. Ask at the circulation desk for more details.

Maintenance/Custodial Position

Parlin-Ingersoll Public Library is seeking a dependable, responsible, energetic part-time maintenance person for 20 hours per week, Monday through Friday, 7am-11 am.  Duties include cleaning and maintaining the inside facility as well as some outdoor landscape trimming, minor snow removal, and cleanup.  Ability to read and understand cleaning techniques and safety procedures required.  Must be motivated, able to work independently, and physically capable to perform the duties of the job.  High school diploma or GED and a driver’s license required.  Starting wage $8.50-$9.00 per hour.  Applications may be obtained at the Parlin-Ingersoll Public Library, 205 W. Chestnut St., Canton, IL  61520 or from the website at  No phone calls please. Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Fax Items

The library can send and receive faxes for individuals.  The charges for sending are $2.00 for the first page and $1.00 for each subsequent page.  The charge for receiving is $1.00 per page.  The library fax number is 309-647-8117.

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Interlibrary Loan

The library offers Parlin-Ingersoll Public Library cardholders interlibrary loan services.  If our library does not own a title, we will try to obtain a copy from another library.  You may search for an item and then process a request yourself, via WorldCat Discovery on the Interlibrary Loan link from our Library Catalog page  or by contacting the library staff.

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Library Cards

Residents of the City of Canton are eligible for a library card.  Bring in a proof of identification with a photo I.D. (such as a Driver’s License) and a proof of residence (such as a current bill).  See our Circulation Policy for more details.

Residents outside the City of Canton but within Canton School District are eligible for a non-resident card.  The library endowment fund covers the nonresident fees for these households.  Residents of Dunfermline must obtain their library card from Lewistown Carnegie Public Library District.

Children ages 3 and up are eligible for cards.  Parents or legal guardians must show proof of identification and residence per our Circulation Policy.

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Library Computers

The library has 11 public access computers that are free to use.  These can be reserved for 1 hour increments.   Wi-Fi is available during library hours.  See the Internet and Computer Use Policy for more details.

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Loan Periods and Fines

Type of Material Checkout Length Maximum Number Daily Overdue Fee
Adult Books 21 days 20 $0.15
New Adult Fiction 14 days 20 $0.15
Audiobooks 21 days 5 $0.15
Musical CDs 14 days 5 $0.15
Magazines 14 days 8 $0.15
DVDs 7 days 7 per family $0.50
Juvenile Books  21 days 10  $0.05
Juvenile Magazines 14 days 5 $0.05
Juvenile Audiobooks 21 days 2 $0.05
Juvenile Musical CDs 14 days 2 $0.05

See the Circulation Policies for more details.

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The library has a microfilm reader/printer.  Copies are 25 cents.  Local newspapers are on microfilm back to 1852.

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My Account

You can access your own account to see a list of what items you have checked out and when they are due back at the library.  You may also renew items, check on charges, and choose to maintain a reading list of items you have checked out.    Choose My Account from the library catalog page.

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Pay a Fine

You can pay your library fines online via Illinois E-Pay.

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Photocopy Machine

The library has a black and white photocopy machine.   Copies are 15 cents per page.

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Place a Hold

Items that are checked out may be placed on hold by library staff or by individuals.  To place a hold, locate the item in the library catalog and click on “Place Hold.”  Enter your library barcode without any spaces and your pin number, which defaults to the last four digits of your phone number.  Then “Submit” your request.

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Blood Borne Pathogens Policy

Circulation Policy

Circulation Policy Appendix A–Overdue Charges

Circulation Policy Appendix B–Loan and Renewal Periods

Circulation Policy Appendix C–General Loan Policies

Circulation Policy Appendix D–Teachers Cards

Circulation Policy Appendix E–Miscellaneous charges

Code of Ethics of the American Library Association

Collection Development and Materials Selection Policy

Display Space Policy

Disposal of Surplus Library Materials Policy

Drug and Alcohol Free Library Policy

Ethics Statement for Trustees

Identity Protection Policy

Immigration Compliance Policy

Indemnification and Insurance Policy

Interlibrary Loan Policy
Interlibrary Loan Policy–ILLINET Interlibrary Loan Code 2014

Internet and Computer Use Policy

Investment of Public Funds Policy

Notary Public Service Policy

Program Room Policy

Reference and Reader’s Advisory Policy

Security Camera Policy

Social Media Policy

Other policy information is available at the library.

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Print Copies

Computer prints are 15 cents for black and white copies and 30 cents for color copies.  Photocopy prints are 15 cents.

To print from laptops, smartphones, or other wireless devices, click here.

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Renew Items

To renew items, click on the My Account button on the Library Catalog page.  Enter your library card barcode without the spaces and your pin, which defaults to the last four digits of your phone number.  Click on My Account—Items Out.  Then select the items you would like to renew.

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Request an Item for Purchase

Cardholders may request an item for purchase by filling out a request form at the circulation desk or submitting a request online at  Suggest a Purchase on the left side of the Library Catalog page.  If an item is not considered for purchase, it may be referred for interlibrary loan.

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The library has a public scanner.  Black and white copies are 15 cents.  Color copies are 30 cents.

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Strategic Plan

FY15-FY19 Strategic Plan and Mission

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Test Proctoring

The library does provide test proctoring for a $15 charge.

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