Our Services for You

Your Library Card

Library cards are provided free of charge to City of Amboy residents as part of your tax-supported library services. Your card gives you borrowing privileges here and at most public libraries in Illinois, access to special online resources, and more. Outside of City limits, residents are charged a yearly fee of $50 for their library card. Click here to learn how to get a library card.

Interlibrary Loan

If you need a book, DVD, or other item that we don't have, ask us to borrow it from another library for you.  You must be a patron in good standing to make an interlibrary loan (ILL) request.  No more than 4 ILL items may be requested at a time. 

Reference Desk

See any staff member for assistance with your reference questions. 

Programs and Events

We have a regular schedule of educational and cultural events for all ages. See our calendar for details.


There are 5 computers with internet access available for patrons to use. We also offer WiFi for public use.   Computer reservations ARE NOT accepted.  During busy periods, usage is limited to an hour.  During exceptionally busy times, usage may be limited to 30 minutes.  Everyone who uses a library computer must follow our policy regarding computer and Internet use.

Photocopiers and Fax Machine

Copies are available for $.25 per page.  Faxes may be sent for $2.00 for the first page and $.50 for each additional page OR received for $1.00 for the first page and $.50 for each additional page.  Computer printout are available for $.25 per page.  Color copies or printouts are not available. 

Board Room

Any non-profit organization may use the Board Room free of charge.  Contact the circulation desk to make a reservation.