Viola Public Library District


1701 17th Street  PO Box 479

Viola, IL 61486

Phone: 309-596-2620

Fax: 309-596-2822

While the library remains closed due to COVID-19, we do offer curbside pickup, contactless returns, and Interlibrary Loans.

Update on what is available for curbside pickup. We now have the materials all back in order, although the movies will be getting new shelving since we had issues with the old shelving. If we own it, you can request it for curbside. Otherwise, you can put a hold on it or call us and we will put a hold on it for you and get it from another library. When we notify you your curbside items or InterLibrary Loan items are ready for pickup, please call us when you get here and we will bring it to your vehicle. We know you are all anxious to see the new library - heck, I'm anxious to see it without totes and boxes everywhere!! - but we must ask that you DO NOT COME IN to pick up items. We still have some work that needs to be done.

Contactless returns will continue until further notice. We will have a tote between the glass doors on the east side of the building Monday - Friday from 10 am until the tote is full. ALL RETURNED MATERIALS ARE QUARANTINED 3 (THREE) DAYS before we check them in in accordance with CDC guidelines. We check everything in fine free so you will not be charged any late fees.

We encourage patrons to continue utilizing Libby, Overdrive, and Axis 360.

If you have any questions, please contact library director Lill Batson at [email protected]


Monday     9am - 12pm & 2pm - 6pm

Tuesday   9am - 12pm & 2pm - 6pm

Wednesday  9am - 12pm & 2pm - 6pm

Thursday   9am - 12pm & 2pm - 6pm

Friday     9am - 12pm & 2pm - 5pm

Saturday   9am - 12pm

Sunday  CLOSED

PREVAILING WAGE: Notice is hereby given that the unit of government named Viola Public Library District has adopted "An Ordinance Authorising and Ascertaining the Prevailing Rate of Wage for Laborers, Workmen, and Mechanics Employed on Public Works" during the month of July 2020. The original Ordinances, which list the applicable rate of wages, are on file and available for examination at the offices of the Secretaries.

Dated this 3rd day of June 2020. IDOL's wage chart for Mercer County:

Closed on the following holidays:

Memorial Day

July 4

Labor Day

Thanksgiving Eve (close at noon) 


Christmas Eve

Christmas Day

New Year's Eve

New Year's Day

Serving the residents of Greene & Suez Township.

Contact Us:

1701 17th St. PO Box 479

Viola, IL 61486


Fax: 309-596-2822

email: [email protected]

Trustee email: [email protected]


FOIA Officer:

Linda Engels

1701 17th St., PO Box 479

Viola, IL 61486

email: [email protected]

Recent Photos