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Complying with PA 103-0100

Public libraries need to prove they're compliant with PA 103-0100 (formerly HB 2789) in order to receive any State grants in 2024—including the Per Capita Grant. Is your library ready?


IHLS has a menu of tools and resources to help Illinois libraries provide outstanding services. In addition to free functional 5-day interlibrary delivery, library staff can take continuing education classes, access grant and tool databases, and more.

Book Challenges Resource Guide

In response to the recent increase of challenges on library materials, IHLS has developed a resource guide. Here, you’ll find information focused on preparing for challenges and how to respond when a challenge is made.

Who are we?


Member Libraries in Central & Southern Illinois


Illinois Heartland Library System is a state agency that helps 520+ member libraries deliver exceptional service to their communities.

As one of two multi-type systems in Illinois, we are a support partner for public, school, academic, and special libraries and the library staff and trustees that work for them.

IHLS services over 28,000 square miles and the libraries of 2.16 million Illinois residents!


IHLS Staff overhead view -- Illinois Heartland Library System logo is seen in the background

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Members at McDill's: A Pre-Conference Meet-and-Greet at McDill's Irish Pub

System Member Networking

IHLS Members Attending Reaching Forward South? Join us for a meet and greet!


Statewide iLEAD Trustee Learning Portal Workshop

Continuing Education

Learn how the iLEAD Trustee Learning Portal can help public library board members shine in their roles!


Effective Performance Reviews — a Library Human Resources Webinar from HR Source

Continuing Education

Learn how to increase the effectiveness of your performance review process. 


SHARE Your Cataloging Questions

Continuing Education, LLSAP/Consortium

SHARE catalogers will be available to answer barcoding and cataloging questions.


Aspen User Experience Training


Aspen User Experience Training for SHARE Members


ALA Transforming Communities Grant Winner Panel

Continuing Education

Learn about the projects IHLS libraries are doing with the ALA Libraries Transforming Communities grant! 

Delivering Possibilities Today

IHLS members are part of a robust interlibrary loan system that spans the entire state—something unique to Illinois! Any Illinois resident with a library card from a system-member library can freely request and obtain materials from any other system-member library in Illinois.

And, because all library patrons deserve to receive their holds quickly, our reliable five-day delivery service is offered to all member libraries.

an IHLS delivery van