Hours Of Operation:

The Mokena Public Library's mission

is to provide information, resources, and ideas for the purpose of enriching lives and to build connections to the community for all residents of the library district. We do this in a fiscally responsible manner by offering a diverse collection of print materials, books, ebooks, reference materials, and resources and services which include special programs and enhanced technology.


Grace Period

We offer a one day grace period. Items borrowed from another library cannot be extended beyond that library's renewal period


We are not charging late fines at this time, but if you keep an item well past its due date, you cannot check out more items until you return the items or pay for the unreturned items. Please note if you lose or badly damage an item, you will be responsible for the replacement cost of the item plus a service charge. Please talk to a customer service staff member for more information.

3 Week Loan Period

On most circulating items unless specified ( 2 week check out for Hotspots and Chromebooks. For additional items see below )

6 Week Loan Period

Book discussion kits, State bags, Field Trip packs, State of Illinois bags

No Renewals

DVD's, Playaway views, Book discussion kit,, State bags, Mobile Hotspot/Chromebook, Field Trip Packs, State of Illinois bin, Library of Things

3 Week Renewal

Books, Magazines, Misc. A/V. Renewal Limit 3 Renewals. *Playaways 1 renewal.
Special Resources
The Library is designed to offer help to everyone. We offer special technology and assistive materials available for check out.

For check out, we offer Braille Books and LARGE PRINT books, for the visually impaired. Click here for the Talking Book and Braille services offered through the Secretary of State.

Delivery for Homebound Patrons: Friends of the Mokena Community Public Library District will voluntarily deliver materials to any patron of the library who is ill or unable to visit the library. Simply call 708.479.9663 and ask for this service. A volunteer will deliver the materials to you and pick them up for return. Patrons may renew all materials by telephone except for bestsellers and videos.

Assistive Technology
We offer two types of devices for the visually impaired. They are free for use, and the staff can show you how to use these machines if you are unsure.

Workstation for the Visually Impaired Mokena Community Library has been funded through an LSTA Grant and the Illinois State Library to install a special populations technology workstation for the blind and sight impaired. Equipment includes a computer system with a specialty keyboard, LCD monitor, adjustable specialty workstation and chair, speech synthesizer, and more. It is the only workstation of its kind in a 100-mile radius!

Low Vision Reader The Aladdin Low Vision Reader assists the sight-impaired by magnifying reading materials. Funding for this device was made available by the Friends of the Mokena Community Public Library. Come in any time to read small print literature, mail, prescription bottles, etc..

Workstation for the Visually Impaired — BRAILLE PRINTER Mokena Community Library has been funded through an LSTA Grant and the Illinois State Library to install a braille printer. This printer is intended for the visually impaired