Arthur Illinois Public Library

Arthur Public Library

225 South Walnut Arthur Illinois Public Library
Arthur, IL 61911
(217) 543-2037;
Fax # (217) 543-2037
Type of Library: Public/District
Population Served: 4,709
Volumes: 19,000
Agency Code: ARN
OCLC Code: IF0
Reciprocal Borrowing Code: 02

The Arthur Library was established in 1900 when the population of the town was 850. Forty Arthur residents donated $10.00 each to buy books for the use of the residents of Arthur. The books were placed in Homrighouse’s Jewelry Store. In 1907 the residents voted to build a library on Vine Street. Construction was completed the following year. Improvements were made in 1953 and an addition built in 1973. Having out-grown the facility, an effort began in 1989 to construct a new building. With the aid of a $208,000 state construction grant, a new building was completed in 1991. The new facility has approximately 5,000 square feet, is completely handicapped accessible, and has allowances for expanding services both now and in the future.

Library Hours
Monday, 9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Tuesday, 9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Wednesday, 9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Thursday, 9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Saturday, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.