Herrin City Library

On-line Library Catalog

    The Herrin City Library's collection can be viewed at home on-line at http://search.herrin.lib.il.us . This will allow you to access the holdings of the Herrin City Library and 70 other libraries in Southern Illinois. The on-line catalog is called SILNET, which stands for Southern Illinois Libraries Network.
    In order to place requests for titles on-line, you will need your Library Card barcode number. To view your account to see when titles are due or to renew items out, you will need to have a PIN (Personal Identification Number), which must be obtained in person at the library. You can renew items out once either over the telephone or on-line. Any further renewals will have to be done in-person at the library.

    Books are normally loaned out for a two week period (14 days). Audio books (cassette tape or CD) are loaned out for two weeks (14 days) also. Magazines, newspapers, and videos (VHS or DVD) are loaned out for one week (seven days). All items, whether or not they belong to the Herrin City Library, are loaned out according to the lending rules of the Herrin City Library. When titles are returned by their Due Date, there is no charge for borrowing them. When returned after the Due Date, overdue late fees will be charged. Late fees are ten (10) cents per day late. There is a "Grace Period" for the first two (2) days late and no fines are charged. On the third day overdue, 30 cents will be charged and 10 cents per day thereafter for each item overdue. Any overdue titles that belong to another library will be charged the same fees as materials belonging to the Herrin City Library. In other words, ten cents per day late. Other libraries charge different rates for overdue titles and it may be necessary to adjust the computer record to reflect the rates of the Herrin City Library.

Statewide Illinois Library Catalog (SILC)
    To search for titles in other libraries in Illinois, please click here to access the on-line catalog for all Illinois Libraries.

OCLC FirstSearch
    If you want to search for a title outside of the State of Illinois or to find full-text magazine articles, please click here for access. You will need to call the library at 942-6109 for the User ID and Password. This is a free service sponsored by the Illinois State Library.
    Here is another link to the National Library Catalog through OCLC's WorldCat program! Please click here for access. This link does not require any special logon or password. Use this link to find any title anywhere in the USA!