Bloomington Library will be CLOSED Monday-Thursday, May 20-23.

The Bookmobile will make its stops during these closures. The Bookmobile schedule is available at

  • Monday’s English Conversation Group will meet at STAR Literacy (201 E. Grove St.)
  • Tuesday’s Fiction Book Club will meet online via Zoom. Visit to register for this program and receive the Zoom link.

This closure will allow us to continue to unbox 107,000 books (which were moved to storage when our construction project began) and to shelve 262,000 books. Some collections and areas of the library will not be available until the library reopens on Friday, May 24.

During open hours leading up to the closure, call 309.590.6120 or text 309.446.8398 with questions.

Request an Item

After checking the catalog, if patrons can't find an item, fill out the form below and we will request to borrow the item through interlibrary loan (ILL) or consider purchasing the item for our collection. Please note that interlibrary loan service is limited to Bloomington Public Library cardholders. Cardholders from other libraries may request ILL service through their home library.

If you are ordering multiple items in a series, we cannot guarantee they will arrive in sequential order


General Information

Your Name
Check here to pick up your item(s) at the Library's Drive-Up space.
We will place the hold for this item on this account. 

Title of Item Sought

Item Format
What kind of item are you looking for? You can select multiple options if you'd accept different item formats.
If you aren't sure, put "unknown."
If you aren't sure, put "unknown."
Game System
Please provide any additional information that will help us. This might include:
  • Where you heard about the item
  • If you need it for a book club
  • If you need it by a specific date
  • If you need a specific edition
  • If you do not want the library to borrow this item from another library
  • Additional publication information, including year
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