September is 'Library Card Sign Up Month'

PRINCETON – Princeton Public Library is celebrating Library Card Sign Up Month and taking the opportunity in September to share with the public everything the library has to offer the community.

Library director Julie Wayland said the library is doing its best to continue to provide services and resources to those who need it now more than ever.

The Princeton Public Library offers numerous services including:

  • Free internet, extending through the parking lot
  • Computer use upon appointment up to 45 minutes
  • Online availability of E-books through Axis 360 and Libby
  • Online availability of Audiobooks through RBdigital
  • Access to the Bureau County Republican through NewsBank database
  • Lobby pickup books, audio CDs, Music CDs, DVDs, and Video Binge Boxes
  • Check out hotspots, Roku streaming device, mini-projectors, telescope, rug cleaner
  • Copying, faxing, printing — free through September (under $5)
  • VHS to DVD transfer
  • Cafe open and serving delicious hot and cold beverages.
  • Coming soon will be a user-friendly mobile application that will allow account access and management through mobile phones and other devices.

Library patrons can continue to place orders by phone at (815) 875-1331, by e-mail ([email protected]), or by signing into their accounts remotely through the Princeton Public Library website ( For those who do not know exactly what they want, library staff will be happy to select an assortment of titles to consider. Call or e-mail them with authors or genres you enjoy or titles you have already read and would like to read “more like that.” If you have children looking for books, let the library know their age or grade level/reading ability, subjects they are interested in, as well as books they have already read and liked.

To get a library card, call (815) 875-1331 and make an appointment. Library cards are provided to residents of Princeton at no additional cost, however, people living outside the city limits are charged a non-resident fee of $94 per year for a library card. A card is only required to check items out.

Registration forms can be filled out at the circulation desk or may be submitted electronically form/. Electronic applications still require the patron to bring identification to the library in person within 30 days of submitting the form in order to receive a barcoded library card. Please allow a minimum of two business days for processing before picking up your card. Cards not picked up within 30 days of applying will be invalidated and must be resubmitted.