The latest Long Range Planning information has been added to the IHLS website.
Earlier this year several focus groups were conducted and member libraries were surveyed to evaluate member library satisfaction with current services we provide and to identify future needs. Summary reports of the member survey, employee survey and focus groups are included with this update.

The September 25, 2015, IHLS newsletter includes:

  • Budget Crisis – What Can You Do?
  • 2015 IHLS Delivery Study – Deadline September 30, 2015
  • Delivery Update
  • IHLS Member Day – October 9, 2015
  • Member Spotlight: Effingham Public Library Completes Renovation Project
  • Grants, Awards & Scholarships
  • In the News
  • E-News from the Illinois State Library
  • ILA E-Newsletter
  • ILA Reporter
  • I Love Libraries Newsletter
  • Upcoming Events in Library Learning


Illinois Heartland Library System recognizes how important delivery is to you and your library patrons. As we evaluate our services, we need your help to better understand your library’s delivery needs.

The Dream Grant video highlights how SHARE membership can have a very positive impact on a community—especially smaller more rural ones.

IHLS placed a bulk order of the latest edition of Illinois Library Laws & Rules (2015)!

The books are available to our members at $22.50/copy.  We strongly recommend all members have at least one copy for their library due to the very recent changes in the Library System service standards.  The books are also available to ILA members for $25/copy and $50/copy for nonmembers.

IHLS delivery staff have been testing our new customer ticketing software and are now at the stage where we feel we can release it to everyone.  We ask that you please be patient! We are confident that any “bugs” will be worked out, as our members begin to utilize the software.