Illinois Heartland Library System is a multitype regional library system. Our members include public, school, academic, and special libraries. IHLS provides delivery, talking book and LLSAP (online catalog) support to our member libraries.
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IHLS covers 28,368 square miles and serves a population of 2,160,469. As of fall 2022, there were 523 member libraries:
- 29 Academic Libraries
- 227 Public Libraries
- 239 School Libraries
- 28 Special Libraries
Of the 523 IHLS member libraries, 338 at 467 locations participate in the IHLS automation consortium known as SHARE.
For information on becoming a member library, see our Membership Criteria.