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    • Channahon Library

      Minooka Branch

    • Channahon Library

      Sunday 1:00pm - 5:00pm
      Monday - Thursday 9:00am - 9:00pm
      Friday 9:00am - 6:00pm
      Saturday 9:00am - 5:00pm

      Minooka Library

      Sunday 1:00pm - 5:00pm
      Monday - Thursday 10:00am - 8:00pm
      Friday 10:00am - 6:00pm
      Saturday 10:00am - 5:00pm
    • A person wishing to get a Three Rivers Public Library District library card must live within the library district and provide acceptable proof of the current address. A photo ID is required with the name of the person applying and current address.  If the photo ID does not have a current address, one of the below items must be brought into the library in addition to the photo ID for proof of address. PO Boxes are not acceptable proof of residency. The following items are examples of acceptable proof of current address:

      • Driver's License
      • Paycheck Stub
      • State Issued ID Card
      • Voter Registration Card
      • Imprinted Checkbook
      • Utility Bill
      • Credit Card Bill
      • Traffic Ticket
      • Lease Agreement
      • Mortgage/Closing Papers

      Your library card is to be presented when materials are borrowed or other services are requested.

      Corporate Cards

      A corporate library card is issued to companies based within the boundaries of the Three Rivers Public Library District. Application must be made on company letterhead and must contain the name of the person responsible for the account and any additional eligible staff members. One card will be issued per company and valid for Local Use Only. Cards will be issued for one year in the company's name.

      The card must be presented each time loans are made. There is a replacement charge for a lost or damaged card. Normal library circulation rules apply.

      School Cards

      Teachers employed by the Channahon and Minooka school districts are entitled to use their school's account to check out library materials. School accounts allow for six week checkouts with no renewal. To use a school account, you must present a current school issued ID.

      Reciprocal Borrowers

      If you live outside our library district, you may become a reciprocal borrower at Three Rivers Library by registering your library card from your home library.  This expires with our library after one year and must be renewed each year by bringing in a photo ID to either Three Rivers library location.

    • Your library card number can be found on the back of your library card underneath the barcode.  It's 14 digits long and starts with "21561". 

    • The default PIN for your library account is the last four numbers of your library card number.

      If you have changed your PIN and forgotten it, you can contact the library and we can reset it, or you can follow the online prompt.

    • New DVDs circulate for 1 week, no renewals.

      Equipment, such as Hotspots and Kindles, circulate for two weeks, no renewals.

      All other items circulate for 2 weeks and up to 3 renewals.  Renewals are unavailable if other patrons have a hold on the title.

    • Fines on all items except for DVDs are 10 cents a day with a 1 day grace period. Fines on DVDs are 50 cents a day with a 1 day grace period.

      Maximum fine is $10 or the price of the item, whichever is lower. 

      Items that are damaged or lost will be charged the cost of the item, along with a $5 processing fee.  Replacement copies are not accepted in lieu of payment.

    • Yes!  Both libraries have several public computers for use. 

      To use a computer you must have a valid library card from either Three Rivers Public Library District or from a PrairieCat member library. If you have a card from outside this area or outside the state, inquire at the desk for a guest pass.

      Those under 18 must have written permission from a parent or guardian to use the computers. Children under 7 must be accompanied at all times at the computers by a parent or adult caregiver.

      All users must abide by the posted user agreements.

      We do not allow saving or downloading to our hard drives, but we do sell flash drives for $6.

      Library computers are currently equipped with Office 2007 and Adobe Reader.

    • Yes! The libraries have copiers and printers available to use.

      • Black and white copies and printouts are 10 cents per side.
      • Color copies and printouts are 40 cents per side.

      We also have remote printing available:

    • Yes.  For more information, contact our Volunteer Coordinator

    • Using our online catalog is the most efficient way to request specific titles. If you need assistance, please contact the library at (815) 467-6200.

      If you are in need of multiple items to supplement a class project or study unit, please read and submit the online Teacher Request for Materials form.

      Please note that requests take 3-5 business days to process. Items ordered from another library may take 1-2 weeks to arrive.

    • Check out our Contact Us to make a suggestion.

    • The Three Rivers Public Library District has a meeting room whose primary purpose is in support of library functions, meetings, and programs. This room, located at the Minooka Branch at 109 N Wabena Ave, is also available for public use by individuals, groups, and organizations.

      Registration for public meetings is available on a first come, first serve basis when the room is available. Check availability and reserve a room online on our Room Registration page.

      Three Rivers Library Cardholders may use the room for free for non-commercial purposes.  Non-Three Rivers Library Cardholders may use the room for $50.00 for non-commercial purposes.  Commercial use of the room, used in support of income generation, directly or indirectly, requires a $100.00 charge, whether a cardholder or non-cardholder.

    • The library accepts cash, checks, and debit/credit cards at either building.

      Patrons can also pay with a debit/credit card via their online account

    • Check out our registration guidelines.

    • Yes, we circulate Kindles Fire tablets and Nook tablets that can be borrowed by patrons 18 and over for two weeks.  You'll need to fill out the eReader Agreement Form.

      We also have Mobile Hotspots available for checkout.  Mobile Hotspot Agreement Form.

    • Access your account from our homepage or the online catalog.  Here is the direct link:  http://search.prairiecat.info/iii/encore//Sdologin?lang=eng

      Enter your 14 digit library card number and your 4 digit PIN.

      The default PIN is the last four numbers of your library card.  If you've changed your PIN and can't remember it, follow the link on the log-in page or call us and we'll reset it. 

      Once logged in to your acount, you can review what you have checked out, renew items, and pay fines.  Just click on your name at the top right of the screen.

    • You can pay with cash, check, or card at the circulation desk at either building.  You can also pay by card online by logging in to your account

    • Usually! Most items can be renewed up to 3 times.  You can renew you items by:

      • logging into your account
      • calling either library at (815) 467-1600 or (815) 467-6200
      • calling the renewal hotline at (888) 542-7259
      • stopping in at either library

      If there are any pending holds, the system will prohibit you from renewing the item.

    • You can stop by, call, or email us.

      Channahon Library

      25207 W Channon Drive

      Channahon, IL 60410

      (815) 467-6200

      Minooka Library

      109 N Wabena Avenue

      Minooka, IL 60447

      (815) 467-1600

    • Of course!  There are several ways we support community book clubs:

      • You can reserve our meeting room
      • Check out a Book Club in a Bag
      • We can order multiple copies of your title for your club members to pick up at the Minooka location. 

    • Yes, the Channahon Library has an ongoing book sale in the Book Nook. 

    • Yes, the Channahon location does accept book and media donations inside the building.  Please do not leave any donation in the bookdrop or in front of the door.

      We do not accept encyclopedias, textbooks, old magazines, or anything moldy or water-damaged. 

      For Local History donations, please contact the Local History Librarian, Michele Houchens, at (815) 467-1600 x207 or micheleh@trpld.org.

      Gift Policy

      Gift Agreement Form