Enlightening and Inspiring Generations with Generations of Ideas

I would spend my free hours between library visits with my nose buried in a book, and at night, if it was past my bedtime, burrowed under the covers with a flashlight, reading.  It’s no wonder I decided at an early age that I wanted to become a writer.  To me, books were magic, and I wanted to be part o that magic.

Eileen Goudge
to the LaSalle Public Library on the occasion of the Library's Centennial Celebration, 2007

Library Collections

Books & eBooks

The LaSalle Public library has a collection of over 63,000 books and eBooks.  Adult fiction and non-fiction as well as Young Adult fiction may be found on the second level of the library.  The Youth Services room houses Easy fiction and non-fiction for our youngest readers as well as Juvenile fiction and non-fiction for children 8 years of age and older. 


The LaSalle Public Library subscribes to the following newspapers:

Hard copies of all newspapers except the NewsTribune, are kept for two months.  The NewsTribune is kept on microfilm from 2003 back to 1906 and on CD-Rom from January 2004 on.


Current copies of magazines may be found on the upper level of the Library.  The most current copy may not be checked out, however, older issues circulate for a two-week period.  Magazines are generally kept for one year plus the current year.  The Library also houses a collection of some magazine titles on microfiche.  Contact the Library for specific title and holding information.


The LaSalle Public Library subscribes to several investment titles.  The titles are located on the upper level of the Library and include:

  • Value Line
  • Standard and Poors
  • Wall Street Journal (newspaper)
  • Investor's Business Daily (newspaper)
  • Barron's (newspaper)

Audiobooks & eAudio Books

Adult audio books are located on the upper level of the Library and may circulate for a period of two weeks.  The Library tends to collect abridged versions of book-on-cd.  Check out our eAudiob book collection available for download too.

Large Print

Large print books area available from patrons with vision impairments or for those who just like to read bigger print.

Spanish / Bilingual

In order to meet the needs of our Hispanic community the LaSalle Public Library houses over 1,000 titles in its Spanish and Bilingual collection.  The collection is divided between adult, juvenile and easy books and includes fiction and non-fiction titles.


Over 1,000 adult and juvenile DVDs are located in the AV section of the upper level.   Ten DVDs may be checked out at one time for a three day period.