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York Township Public Library

York Township Public Library

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Library Cards

A library card is available to anyone who lives or owns property in York Township. You may get a library card free of charge, as part of your tax-supported library service. To get a card, bring in a current Illinois Driver's License , photo I.D. , utility bill or tax bill with your address on it. You may also check out materials using any current Illinois library card as part of our reciprocal borrowing program.



Books, magazines and cd's may be borrowed for 14 days. Fines; 10 cents per item per day.  DVD's - 7 days.  Fines; 25 cents per item per day. 

Interlibrary Loan:

  Our library will try to obtain for you from other libraries any materials that we do not have available in house.

Non-Print Materials: 

 The library has a variety of non-print materials available for check out: DVD's and books on CD.  

Member of the Carroll County Audio book Consortium. 

 The library has a book drop that can be used anytime of the day or night to return materials.

On Site Services

The cost per copy is 15 cents.

The library has faxing services available.


The library has  public computers  for use.

​​Meeting Room
The meeting room may be scheduled for use by local non-profit organizations.  To schedule a time, please contact the library.  

State Library Services

Through local libraries, the State Library provides most Illinois residents with access to archives of magazine articles and other research information through Firstsearch.

Talking Book and Braille Service           Provides audio books and Braille texts to residents who are blind, visually handicapped, or have other physical limitations or a reading disability.    
 Application form

Find-It! Illinois
A portal for the State Library's online services, including the Illinois Government Information search engine, Illinois Digital Archives and Digital Illinois collections, Illinois Center for the Book/Illinois Authors, and more.




The genealogy room offers a wide collection of materials to assist patrons in searching their genealogy.

Cemetery records

Veteran information

York Community High School year books

Class photos from 1920 - 2005

Local family history

Microfilm - Carroll County Review

York Community High School Yearbooks


Thomson's  collection of York Community High School yearbooks is now available online at the library’s Digital Archive.  The yearbooks date from 1922 to 2005.   

This is a great opportunity for alumni, friends and relatives to re-live their high school years.  The yearbooks are also a wonderful historical resource. The yearbooks can be searched by year using the Digital Archive’s.  Please be patient when using the Archive—the yearbook files are large, due to all the pictures, and may take several minutes to download.  

There are still a few gaps in the library’s yearbook collection. You can help build the archive if you happen to own any of the following yearbooks: 1923-1944.  If so, please loan us your yearbook; we will have it digitized and then return it to you.