Colona Public Library

911 1st Street, Colona, IL 61241    ~    Phone: (309) 792-0548  ~  Phone Renewal: (888) 542-7259
Hours:  Monday-Friday 10-8  ~  Saturday 10-3

Helpful Links

Online Card Catalog:

Check-out & download eBooks & Audiobooks:

Free Digital Content:

Why can't I find the eBook I want?

Watch nature and environmental films for free!

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Train Your Brain! 

Illinois Clicks

Free Permit Practice Tests

ABCmouse Early Learning Academy

Internet Use Policy


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Library Policies

First Time Library Cards

Library cards will be free to residents of the Library District.  Non-residents will pay $76 for a library card, which will include system privileges.  You must provide identification with your current address to apply for a library card.  If you reside outside of the District, you will need to get your library card in the district in which you live, but then you can use the Colona Library, if you prefer.

Replacement Cards

The replacement of lost cards will be $3.00 the first time and $5.00 for each additional card. 
Patrons who have moved or whose records have been purged may have their cards replaced at no charged. If a card is stolen, it should be reported to the library so a replacement card can be issued.

Free Cards

If you've lost your card, free replacement library cards will be issued during the month of JUNE.


Fines will be .10 cents per item to a maximum of $5.00 per item. Fines start accumulating at 10am the next library business day after the due date.

Lost Items

Patrons will be expected to pay current replacement cost plus a processing fee for a lost item. If an item is found and returned, a refund will be given based on the amount paid for the item.

Damaged Items

Usable damaged items will be handled individually at the librarian's discretion. (Fines will be charged on overdue items.) Items damaged beyond use will be handled as lost items.

Length of Checkout

All items, with the exception of videos and DVD's, have a three-week checkout period.  Entertainment Videos/DVD's have a checkout period of one week.  Educational Videos/DVD's have a checkout period of three weeks.  Only adults (18 or older) may checkout Videos/DVD's.

PrairieCat Membership

A Colona Public library card will be honored at other PrairieCat libraries. Patrons can request materials from other libraries to be delivered to Colona Public Library for pickup.

Freedom of Information Act Policy

FOIA Policy