The Lawrence Public Library District is located at 814 12th St., Lawrenceville, IL. The Lawrence Public Library provides free services to all residents living in Lawrence County with services available to all others for a fee.
On July 1, 2012, the four automated library consortia in Illinois Heartland Library System merged to form SHARE (Sharing Heartland’s Available Resources Equally). SHARE encompasses 427 libraries throughout the southern half of Illinois.
On April 9, 2013, SHARE went live with a new automation platform, known as Polaris. Each of the former library systems changed from having over 2,000,000 items in each of their online catalogs to 9.5 million, and from more than 250,000 patrons each to nearly 1,600,000 total. Several library experts agree, SHARE is the largest library automation consortium in the country, and the Lawrence Public Library is a member!
The Lawrence Public Library District shall provide a broad variety of services, materials, and information, in order to meet the educational, informational, cultural, and recreational needs of the community; recognizing diverse and special needs without discrimination. The library shall vigorously promote this function with efficiency and courtesy, in a pleasant environment.
It is the vision of the Lawrence Public Library District to encourage a love of learning, intellectual freedom, and personal privacy. It is understood that reacting to current technologies is a key component to the mission and vision of the library district. The Library Board of Trustees and staff recognize the impact of technology in the delivery of library services. Technology also impacts the quality of life for members of the community in their pursuit of educational, recreational, and professional opportunities. In order to continue to provide a high standard of public service, the library is committed to providing public access to innovative technologies and assistance in their use.
The Lawrence Public Library District is FOIA / OMA Compliant.
To request information, you must submit your request in writing, either by writing to us at
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FOIA fees: photocopies if requested at $0.25 per page.
The Lawrence Public Library District strives to ensure that its programs and meetings are accessible to individuals with disabilities. If you are an individual with a disability, and require assistance to observe or participate in programs or meetings, please contact the Lawrence Public Library District at least 48 hours prior to the start of said program or meeting, with your specific request.