Welcome to the New Library Website!

Herrin City Library is pleased to launch our newly-designed website. This new website offers improved navigation for quick access to our resources and services.  We welcome your comments and feedback on our new website! Please use our suggestion form and let us know what you think, or stop by the library. Find us @  Herrin City Library, 120 North 13th Street, Herrin IL 62948-3233,Telephone (618) 942-6109 /  Fax (618) 942-4165 /  Email: herrincitylibrary@gmail.com   … Continue reading →

Presidents’ Day: Herrin City Library Closed

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    The Herrin City Library will be closed Monday, February 15, 2016, to commemorate Presidents Day. We will reopen at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, February 16th. The federal holiday means schools and some government offices will be closed. Herrin City Hall will be closed.  Herrin CUSD #4 will be closed. The United States Postal Service will not deliver mail on Presidents’ Day.     Presidents’ Day is celebrated on the third Monday in February every year. It … Continue reading →

Kenneth Buzbee to speak at Herrin City Library Friday, February 19th


Kenneth Buzbee will recall his time as a Southern Illinois broadcaster and an Illinois state senator in a talk with the Herrin Area Historical Society at 2:00 p.m., Friday, February 19, 2016, at the Herrin City Library. While a college student he worked at several area radio stations including WRAJ in Anna, WGGH  in Marion and WJPF in Herrin where he worked with Erv Coppi and Bob Walker. In 1958 he participated in the creation of SIU’s … Continue reading →

New Books

New Books  Take a look at these great new books at the Herrin City Library. Adult Fiction Non-Fiction Young Adult Children’s   … Continue reading →

Southern Illinois Heritage Expo at the Herrin Civic Center, Saturday, February 13th


The Southern Illinois Heritage Expo will kick off its second annual event Saturday, February 13, 2016, at the Herrin Civic Center. Come and participate in a one­ of ­a ­kind 1920s Valentine’s Murder Mystery Dinner in Southern Illinois!  SI Treasure Tours, a newly­formed non­profit that conducted the Herrin Massacre bus tours earlier this year, will be hosting the event. Its mission is to help draw visitors to the area and promote a better understanding of … Continue reading →

It’s Tax Time!


  Tax Forms:   A limited quantity of the most popular tax forms will be available at the Herrin City Library. Federal and Illinois paper forms have not yet been received, but you may get copies from the internet for .15c per page. We have received 1040A Instruction Booklets – only. (more to come)   Tax forms and information from federal and state agencies can be obtained online. Choose one of the following options and … Continue reading →

New Books: Forthcoming Titles Have Been Added


We keep a list of books at the circulation desk for forthcoming titles.  These are books that have been ordered that you may browse and place a hold on.  You may place a hold by accessing your online account or by asking at the circulation desk.  Check out the Forthcoming Titles Link on the Books and Research Page to see what’s new!!!  … Continue reading →

Dr. Terry Clark Spoke @ Herrin City Library


Dr. Terry Clark, marketing professor at SIU addressed the Herrin Area Historical Society at 2 p.m. Friday, January 22, 2016 at Herrin City Library. Originally a native of Newcastle in northern England, he revisited his extensive ties to the City of Herrin and his love for Southern Illinois in “An Englishman’s Observations of Herrin and Southern Illinois in the 1970’s.” Clark first came to Herrin in the early 1970’s, living for a time on South 13th Street, and among … Continue reading →

Old Glory Flies Over Herrin City Library


“The Herrin community should be proud,” said Susan Mullen, library director. “Through its determination and dedication, the Herrin City Library has a new flagpole and American flag. It is a powerful symbol of our freedom, and I am honored to have played a part in getting it here,”  adds Miss Mullen.   The flag and pole were donated by patron Joyce Dinnis.  The Herrin City Library extends a special thank you to Joyce for making this happen. … Continue reading →

Author Held Book Signing As Fundraiser For Linda Jennings Banks History Room


Herrin native Emily Priddy signed copies of her new novel, Greetings from Coldwater, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Dec. 5 at the Herrin City Library in conjunction with the library’s Christmas book sale.  Copies were $15 each; and profits from the sale of the book went to support the Linda Jennings Banks Herrin History Room at the library.   Greetings from Coldwater tells the story of Sierra Goldsmith, a recently unemployed photojournalist who is headed west … Continue reading →