The Taylorville Public Library has a large and varied collection of print books that features selections for readers of all ages and interest groups. This collection includes fiction and non-fiction materials, best sellers, reference materials, geneaology and local history materials, and large type print books.
Additionally, patrons can request materials through the Illinois Heartland Library System (IHLS), a consortium of nearly 500 libraries in the state of Illinois. To search for TPL holdings, or to make a request via SHARE, please visit our Books & More page.
The library has a large collection of DVDs, Blu-rays, and Audiobooks for people of all ages to enjoy.
Newspapers and Periodicals
Currently, the library subscribes to 6 local and regional newspapers.
The library also subscribes to a digital resource known as America's News. This resource provides access to more than 3,000 newspapers across the United States, as well as archived issues from the past. To access America's News, please visit our Books & More page.
The library also currently subscribes to 79 magazines for adults, young adults and children to enjoy. Other than the most current issue, all magazines are available for checkout.
The library currently subscribes to a number of online resources for the public to enjoy. Most all resources can be accessed by using a patron computer within the library, or by using your library card # to login from home. Also available digitally, is access to thousands of eBooks and eAudiobooks through Overdrive and the Libby app. To access any of our online resources, please visit our Books & More page.
A number of free and important digital resources and important local links can also be accessed through our Add'l Resources page.
We offer a number of exciting educational, informational, and fun programs for people of all ages to enjoy. For more information on TPL programming, please visit our Programs page.
The Taylorville Public Library offers ten Internet accessible computers, as well as wireless internet service for library patrons. All 14 patron machines have Microsoft Office 2016 installed, which includes: Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Access and Microsoft Powerpoint. Users must sign the Internet Agreement before use.
Please note that computers are available on a first-come first-served basis. For more information on computer use, please visit our About Us/Library Policies/Computer Use page.
Printing is available at all 14 patron computers in the library. The cost of printing is $0.20 per page. Once you press the print button, please speak to someone at the front desk (we must release the job before it prints). The patron is responsible for all pages that print, so please double check the print settings and be sure what pages will print before clicking "print".
Copying is available near the library front desk. Patrons may use the copier themselves, or they can request assistance from the library staff. The cost of copying is $0.20 per page. The patron is responsible for all pages that are copied, so please double check the copying settings and be sure what pages will copy before pressing "start".
Scanning is available with the assistance of the library staff. Because scanning is only available with the assistance of the library staff, please limit the number of pages scanned below 10. Scans will be produced in .pdf format, which must then be uploaded to an email or downloaded to a flash drive. In the near future, the library hopes to offer a self-service scanning station for patrons to use. Scanning is free, but again, will be limited to 10 or less pages per library visit if staff assistance is required.
The prices for faxing is as follows:
Faxes Sent - $1.00 per page
Faxes Received - $0.50 per page
Faxes on Demand Received - $1.50 per page
International Faxes Sent - $3.00 per page