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

Borrow ebooks and audiobooks to read on your phone, tablet, or Kindle (U.S. only) using the Libby app from OverDrive. It’s free and easy to get started for new users and a streamlined experience for current OverDrive app users. Learn more at
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.


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.