DELIVERY NOTICE: We are experiencing an overall increase in the volume of items. Libraries may experience increased wait times, particularly those served by our Edwardsville hub. Our sorters are diligently working to get items to your library as quickly as possible. We are sorry for the inconvenience this may cause.
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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!
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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.
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