Our Services for You

Your Library Card

Library cards are provided free of charge to all residents of our district, as part of your tax-supported library services. Your card gives you borrowing privileges here and at most public libraries in Illinois, access to special online resources, and more. Click here to learn how to get a library card.

Interlibrary Loan

If you need a book, DVD, or other item that we don't have, ask us to borrow it from another library for you.  All of the Kankakee area libraries share the same card catalog so it is easy to borrow materials from all of them.  If we don't have an item on our shelves, we can request that it be sent to us from another library for free.  In fact, you may also return any Kankakee or PrairieCat library book to Bradley Public Library and it will be checked in and returned to its rightful library.

After-Hours Pick-Up Lockers

We provide lockers so you can pick-up your materials when we are not open.  This service is currently limited to items on hold that are already available for pick-up.  Click here for a more detailed description of this service.

Programs and Events

We have a regular schedule of educational and cultural events for all ages. See our calendar for details.


The library offers 24 computers open to the public with Internet access and Microsoft Office products.  The library also offers free WiFi access to laptop users.  Everyone who uses a library computer must follow our policy regarding computer and Internet use.

Photocopiers and Fax Machine

Photocopier ($0.15/page B&W, $0.30/page Color for 8" 1/2" x 11" Letter and 8/12" x 14" Legal size;  $0.25/page B&W, $0.50/page Color for 11" x 17" Oversized)  Fax Machine ($1.00/page).

Notary Public Services and Exam Proctoring

The library offers notary services to the public and will proctor exams.  Please contact the library for further information about these services by calling 815-932-6245. 

Community/Meeting Room

Any group wishing to use the Community Room must agree to follow our Library Policy.

The application for the Community Room can be found HERE.