Enlightening and Inspiring Generations with Generations of Ideas

Free books: what could be better?  Those endless shelves of reading pleasure awed me as a kid and still do.

Pete Abrahams
to the LaSalle Public Library on the occasion of the Library's Centennial Celebration, 2007

Library Resources

Library Collections

The LaSalle Public library has a collection of over 63,000 books.  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...read more.

Reference

Our reference service is available anytime, day or night.  Ask?Away is an online "real-time" chat reference service that opens the vast resources of Illinois's libraries to all residents, no matter where they live or when they need information.  The 24-hour-a-day, 7-days a week Ask?Away service is staffed by the 24/7 Reference Consortium, a group of...read more.

Computers

The LaSalle Public Library has 8 computers available in the adult section of the library for many purposes.  The Microsoft Office Suite including WORD, EXCEL, ACCESS, POWERPOINT and PUBLISHER is available for public use.    There are also 4 computers available in the Youth Services section of the library.  We have several educational games available for use on these computers.  Please ask at the Youth Services circulation desk.  Children under 12 years of age...read more.

Genealogy & Local History

The Genealogy and Local History room is located on the second level of the library.  Items in this collection do not circulate.  Some of the items located in this collection include...read more.

Public Meeting Space

A meeting room that seats 50 adults theater style is available for community use.  An Application for Reservation and Use of Meeting Room form must be filled out and returned to the Library when requesting use of the meeting room.  Individuals and groups may request use...read more.