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    • Channahon Library

      Minooka Branch

    • Channahon Library

      Sunday 1:00pm - 5:00pm
      Monday - Thursday 9:00am - 8:00pm
      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

      Both library locations follow these hours from Labor Day to Memorial Day.

      Summer Hours

      Summer Hours begin at both locations starting Memorial Day weekend though Labor Day weekend. Only the weekend hours differ during the summer.

      Channahon Library

      Sunday Closed
      Monday - Thursday 9:00am - 8:00pm
      Friday 9:00am - 6:00pm
      Saturday 9:00am - 3:00pm

      Minooka Branch

      Sunday Closed
      Monday - Thursday 10:00am - 8:00pm
      Friday 10:00am - 6:00pm
      Saturday 10:00am - 3:00pm

    • 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.

    • The library can notarize for free. An appointment must be requested in advance for notary services. Same day appointments are not available. Request an appointment here.

    • Access your account from the online catalog

      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 to reset your PIN. 

      Once logged in to your account, 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 also download our app in the App Store or Google Play for easy access to your account and the library catalog, the events calendar and registration, remote printing, a virtual copy of your library card, and more. 

      To find the app, search for Three Rivers Library. Download it for free!

    • 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.

    • You can register for most programs directly via our events calendar.

      • Click on the event you are interested in.
      • If registration is required, click register.
        • If you have a Three Rivers Library card, you can autofill some information using your library card number (no spaces or dashes) along with your pin (default- last 4 digits of your card number) and click Find Details.
      • Enter the required information, indicated with a red asterisk.
      • Click Register.

      Some programs will require you to contact the library for registration. Check out our registration guidelines.

      You can also download our app in the App Store or Google Play for easy access to your account and the library catalog, the events calendar and registration, remote printing, a virtual copy of your library card, and more. 

      To find the app, search for Three Rivers Library. Download it for free!

    • 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.

      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.

      Several accessories are available at the Circulation Desk for free use within the library:

      Inquire at the Circulation Desk for following equipment, available for use within the library:

      • Floppy Disk Drive
      • CD Drive
      • Large Print/High Contrast Keyboards
    • 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. 

      To volunteer in-person, fill out the Volunteer Application. While we will try our best to accommodate volunteers, we do not guarantee the ability to complete all hours required. There are a limited number of volunteer opportunities available and submission of an application does not guarantee hours. If you are 17 years or younger, a parent or legal guardian must come in to sign a consent form.

      Virtual Volunteering is also available year-round for ages 13 years+. 

      (Virtual volunteer hours do not count toward court-appointed community service hours)

    • 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.

    • Yes, Three Rivers Public Library District owns the following devices that are available for checkout by TRPLD cardholders over the age of 18 years.

      WiFi Hotspots
      Allowing patrons to take the internet wherever they need it, the Library circulates Hotspots for two-week loans.

      The Library circulates Kindle Fires and Nook HDs for patron use,  Pre-loaded with ebooks, apps for checking out other digital media, and access to Netflix.

      Mini Projector
      Project movies, games, and presentations with this compact device, available for two-week loans.

      Flip-Pal Mobile Scanner
      Scan photos, large and fragile documents, and memorabilia quickly without the use of a computer. The Library circulates the scanner for two-week loans.

      Borrow a Roku to stream shows and movies from Prime Video, Netflix, and Disney+.  Available for two-week loans.

      A Technology Device Agreement Form must be signed to checkout any of these devices.  Please refer to this form for details on additional checkout information and replacement costs.

    • 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.

    • Three Rivers Public Library District (TRPLD) is fine free for most materials owned by us with exceptions for special collections such as hotspots, Kindles, and other Tech Take-Out items, per our Technology Device Agreement.

      TRPLD cardholders are still responsible for fines on non-TRPLD items. Fines can accrue from items borrowed in person at other PrairieCat libraries. These items will accrue fines according to the policy of the owning library.

      For more details on our Fine Free guidelines, please visit our Fine Free page.

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

    • 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

    • 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. 

    • Due to space issues, we no longer have an ongoing book sale at either library. 

    • While we are very grateful for your generosity over the years, the library will be unable to take book and media donations for the foreseeable future.

      Other suggestions for book donations:

      • School libraries & classroom
      • Senior homes/centers
      • Little Free Libraries
      • Hospitals/Cancer Care Centers
      • Homeless Shelters
      • Thrift stores
      • Veteran's Hospitals/Homes
      • Used book stores
      • Churches
      • Operation Paperback
        This organization focuses on getting paperback books into the hands of active duty American soldiers. They are accepting donations during COVID and have asked volunteers to take proper precautions

      Please be sure to contact locations directly to see if donations are being accepted.

      For Local History donations, please contact the Local History Librarian, Michele Houchens, at (815) 467-1600 x207 or [email protected].

      For monetary donations, you may donate online using our PayPal or donate in person at either library.

      Gift Policy

      Gift Agreement Form

    • 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.

      The Main Library in Channahon, located at 25207 W. Channon Dr, has a study room that can be reserved for up to 6 people.

      Registration for public meetings is available on a first come, first serve basis when the room is available. Room reservation requests can take 24-48 hours to be approved. 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.

    • 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

    • Micro Pantries are located at both library buildings. The Blessing Box at Channahon is located near the main entrance of the building. In Minooka, the box is at the back of the building, near the ground floor entrance on the Saint Mary's St side of the building.

      Please see our Micro Pantry FAQ for more information regarding donations.