The Herrin City Library was established in 1912. The library was first located in a small room on the third floor of the old Herrin City Hall at the corner of Madison and North Park Avenue. The library’s collection grew and was moved in 1926 to a former private residence at the corner of 14th Street and Harrison. In 1958, a bond issue referendum was held to finance the construction of a new library facility. Construction of the new library was begun later that year at the present location at the southeast corner of East Monroe and North 13th Street. The facility was completed and dedicated on September 13th, 1959.
The Linda Jennings Banks History Room is located within the Herrin City Library. They have a growing collection of archival information about the City of Herrin and the Williamson County area. There is some genealogical information about Herrin families, city directories and yearbooks for the Herrin Schools. A large collection of Herrin newspapers are available on microfilm from the 1800s to about 1945.
Do you need a little extra help with that research topic or learning to download ebooks to your device? Speak with a professional librarian for one-on-one consultation. Consultations are scheduled from Monday through Thursday and typically last 30 to 45 minutes.
Check out the story times and other FUN activities happening at the library online at HerrinCityLibrary.com
Resources- One of the biggest selections of resources for ACT/SAT prep, legal, and homeschool resources.
Community Meeting Room – Need a space to meet with your group or clients. Check with the librarian to see if it is available.