Philo Public Library District
P.O. Box 199
115 E. Washington
Philo, Illinois 61864-0199

Phone: (217) 684-2896
Fax: (217) 684-2719

Monday-Friday: 9am-12N, 3pm-7pm
Saturday: 9am-1pm
Sunday: 2pm-5pm

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Digital Library

To use Digital Library, you need the following:
1.  A valid library card.
2. Free Special software:
     Nook eReader: Adobe Digital Editions
     Kindle eReader: no software needed
     Tablets/Smartphones: OverDrive App
Basic Facts:
Checkout periods are limited to 2 weeks by default.
You can change this under Account/Settings.
You may renew the item if no one is waiting for it.
You may checkout up to 5 items at one time and have up to 7 items on your holds list at one time.
Logging into Your Digital Library Account:
1. Click Sign In.
2. Select from the list of libraries.
3. Enter your library card number (no spaces)
and pin number (By default, the last 4 digits of
your phone number.)
There are two ways to find an eBook or audiobook
in the Digital Library catalog:
   1. Browse to find one that interests you
   2.  Search based on specifics like title or author
1. Select a category from the lists at the top of
the page (such as eBook Fiction/All Fiction).
2. Narrow your search (optional) by:
Clicking Show me only titles with copies
available to avoid checked out titles
Filtering results by anything listed in the
gray boxes, such as Format or Subject.
Enter search terms in the Search Box
Click Advanced Search and enter search terms in multiple fields
Checking Out a Title:
The checkout procedure is different for Kindle and
Nook eReaders.
Borrowing a Title
1. Click on a title to open the information page.
    Verify that the title is available in the right format
     (EPUB for Nooks, Kindle for Kindles).
2. Click the Borrow button and log in if prompted to do so.
     Your account’s bookshelf appears, displaying the new title
Tablets and Smartphones
To use Digital Library titles on your tablet or smartphone
download the free OverDrive App from your device’s app
Children’s Programs
We offer a variety of programs for preschool and school-age children. Please see calendar for dates and times.
Friends of the Library
The Friends of the Library meet once a month, generally their meetings are scheduled for the 2nd Tuesday at 3:00 PM, in the library's meeting room. Membership dues are currently $5 per year. The Friends mission is to assist the library, and to have a good time while doing it. Please call ahead for current information.
Book Club
We have a unique book club where you pick your own book to read with others. We meet on the last Thursday of the month at 7:00 pm. Please call ahead, since we will not be meeting on holidays or in inclement weather.