The mission of the Normal Public Library is to be an educational, informational, recreational and cultural community resource.
The Normal Public Library is a vital public resource that serves the community as a gateway to an expanding world of knowledge. The library is committed to being a welcoming and safe environment for everyone. As a resource center, its professional and dedicated staff offers helpful services and access to technology. As a community center, it provides educational and cultural opportunities for lifelong learning.
You’ll find us at:
206 West College Avenue
Normal, IL 61761
Check out our map here.
Monday – Thursday: 9:00 am to 9:00 pm
Friday & Saturday: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Sunday: 1:00 to 5:00 pm
Call our Adult Department at 309-452-1757 or our Children’s Department at 309-454-4668.
Or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
We offer a lot of materials. Find out more about all we have to offer here.
A Little Bit of History
The Normal Public Library began in 1935 as a humble Reading Room on North Street, boasting a collection of just 300 donated volumes.
Funding for the library came from the Works Project Administration as part of Roosevelt’s New Deal.
After bouncing from place to place, the library settled in its current location on College Avenue in 1973. An addition followed in 1993.
Master Plan Study
The library underwent a Master Plan Study in 2008. You can see those documents here:
Freedom of Information Act
Learn more about the Freedom of Information Act and find documents here.
Requests for Proposals
Learn what requests for proposals the library currently has posted.