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"I think a good novel would be where a bunch of men on a ship are looking for a whale. They look and look, but you know what? They never find him. And you know why they never find him? It doesn't say. The book leaves it up to you, the reader, to decide. Then, at the very end, there's a page you can lick and it tastes like Kool-Aid."

—Jack Handey [Deep Thoughts], Recurring Saturday Night Live comedy bit


Welcome to the Hillsboro Public Library Website

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Note: Library Winter Hrs. Mon.-Friday 9:30-5:00 p.m. Tues.-Thurs. 9:30-6 Saturday 9:30-Noon. Effective Labor Day -- June 1.




World Vital Records 

World Vital Records is designed for guests who are either just beginning their family research or who after years of work want to discover more of their past. A massive library with billions of Family History and Genealogy records, and 28 million family trees. Access key collections: U.S. Federal Census images and indexes from 1790 to 1940; military records; birth, marriage and death records; enhanced Social Security Death Index (SSDI) records; millions of newspaper articles.  This database has unique and exclusive local and world collections.


Check out the library new online catalog at:

The first time you visit our catalog, you will be asked to create an account.  To create the account, you will need the last name the library card is in and the patron number.  Please do not use the P, just the number. If you don't know your patron number, stop by the library to pick up your new library card.

We need to take your picture to be attached to your library account.

Once you are in the catalog you will be able to browse the books and make selections from home.  When you place a hold on a book that is available in the library, a staff member will pull the book from the shelf and call you.


Thank you for your support of the Hillsboro Public Library.  Cheryl Sale, Director

If you have any questions, please give us a call at 532-3055.  Click on the below link to get started today.

 We offer computer class on Sunday, evenings from five to 6:30 p.m.  Please

use the sidedoor to enter the building.




 Links to E-Books

Were now offer two ways to enjoy E-books


Overdrive Image   


Axis 360 Image 




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Location & Hours

214 School Street
Hillsboro, Illinois 62049

Mon. & Fri  9:30a-5p

Tues. Wed. Thurs. 9:30a-7:30p

Sat. 9:30a-1:00p