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Make a Freedom of Information Act request

 FOIA Officer: Jodie DePatis, Library Director

FOIA Officer alternate: Marie Cowden

The Library's FOIA Policy can be found by clicking here

Reserve the Community Room

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Get a Library Card

If you live in our service area, you may get a library card free of charge, as part of your tax-supported library service.

Your library card allows you to:

To get a library card, please bring a photo ID (driver's license, state ID, ).  If your ID does not show your current address, please also bring proof of residency, such as a bank statement, utility bill, or lease.

Children under the age of 18 must have a parent or legal guardian present to register for a library card.

If you live outside of a library district and need a Bradley Public Library card, a family non-resident card is available for a yearly fee of $150.00.  This fee does not apply if you have a library card from another library.  Bradley Public Library honors library cards from member libraries of the Prairie Area Library System including Bourbonnais, Kankakee, Limestone Township, and Manteno.

Lost, Missing, or Stolen Cards

You should report a lost, missing, or stolen card immediately to the circulation desk.  Materials checked out on your card become your responsibility.  The replacement fee for a lost card is $1.50.  Proof of residency is required at the time of issuance.

Questions? Please call us at 815-932-6245


Renew Items

To renew books and other items, stop in at the library, call the library at 815-932-6245 or renew online.  Your PIN is the last four digits of your library card number. Click "here" and then enter in your barcode and pin.  You will then be directed to your account to renew library materials online.

A one-time renewal is allowed except for the following:  books displaying a "new month" sticker; magazines; items that have been received via interlibrary loan; feature film videos and DVDs; and items reserved for another patron.

Get a Newsfeed of Library Headlines

This website has several "feeds", which allow you to automatically receive links to news and events as they're posted on the site. Using feeds is a convenient way to keep up with as many blogs, news sites, and other websites as you like. For a quick tutorial about feeds and how they work, see Common Craft's RSS in Plain English video.

Feeds are marked with a special icon Feed icon, which you click to "subscribe" to the feed by adding it to whichever program you use as a feed reader (see below). 

Feeds on this site include:

There are a number of tools available for subscribing to and reading feeds. Here are a few examples:

Each tool has its own specific instructions for adding feeds, but the process is usually as simple as pasting in the feed's address or selecting from a menu.