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 them.

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 materials.

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.

A full copy our policy document can be found at this link


  • Overdue CD/DVDs/Games: $1 per day
  • Notary Public Services: $1 per signature
  • Faxing:
    • $1 per page to send
    • $1 per page to receive
  • Lamination: $2.00 per linear foot, 25” maximum width
  • Copying:
    • 10¢ per side for letter size
    • 15¢ per side for legal size
    • 20¢ per side for ledger size
    • Printing 10¢ per page for black & white
    • 25¢ per page for color
  • Replacement Card: $2
  • Non-Resident Fee: $103 per household 
  • Out-of-State Materials Loan Request: $3


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