The primary purpose of this library is to provide library service to the residents of the library
district. In addition, these services are available, with special provisions, to non-residents wishing to use

Borrowers may check out as many books and magazines as desired provided that the collection in one
area is not depleted. The checkout of other materials may be restricted based on the demand for the

The Morris Area Public Library abides by the Library Records Confidentiality Act, 75 ILCS 70/1,
which provides that registration and circulation records are confidential Registration records include
any information a patron provides in order for that patron to become eligible to borrow books and
other materials. Circulation records include all information identifying the patron borrowing particular
books or materials. The Morris Area Public Library does not make available registration or circulation
records to any party except in compliance with the law. The Morris Area Public Library does not make
available lists of registered library patrons except in compliance with the law. Law enforcement officers
requesting confidential information may be asked to complete the Officer’s Request for Confidential
Library Information form.

Fees and Charges


Overdue misc.10¢ per day
Overdue DVDs$1 per day
Notary Public ServicesFree to Grundy County Residents, providing proper photo identification in accordance with applicable statutes
Faxing$1 to send, $1 to receive
Lamination50¢ per linear foot, 25” maximum width
Copying10¢ per side for letter size
15¢ per side for legal size
20¢ per side for ledger size
Printing10¢ per page for black & white
25¢ per page for color
Replacement Card$2
Non-Resident Fee$110 per household (FY2017)
Out-of-State Materials$3


The library’s reconsideration of materials form can be found here.