About the Kaneville Public Library

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Our Mission
The mission of the Kaneville Public Library is to serve and strive to meet the needs of patrons by securing, developing, promoting, and managing the library's materials, services, and programs.


To achieve these goals, the library will:

  • be responsive to the needs of both the local community and the wider area that it serves;
  • satisfy all its patrons' recreational and informational needs by the use of both traditional and emerging technologies, regardless of their ages or abilities;
  • offer convenient hours in pleasant surroundings;
  • provide reference and other collections that are kept up to date, and include works that are current, as well as those that are considered classics of their kind.

Our Town

Kaneville, Illinois is a small village in northern Illinois, first settled in 1836.  It is located almost midway between Aurora and DeKalb, just south of Interstate 88 (The Ronald Reagan Tollway) near the western edge of Kane County.

Our History
The Kaneville Public Library was founded in 1934 as a project of the Kaneville Women's Club under the leadership of Maeda Flanders.  Since that time, it has been a volunteer library, a WPA Project library, a joint public/school library, a township library, and is presently a tax-supported district library serving the Village of Kaneville and the surrounding area (primarily Kaneville Township).

Library Cards

Library cards are issued free of charge to district residents.  Application must be made in person at the library circulation desk, and require proof of residency.  Junior patrons (ages 7 through 17) must have card applications signed by a parent or responsible adult.  Out-of-district family cards are available for an annual fee (currently $150.00).  Replacement cards are supplied for a $2.00 fee.

Kaneville Public Library Cards are honored at most public libraries in Illinois, as well as other selected libraries in the area, and have immediate "walk-in" privileges at all MAGIC public libraries.


Internet Service

Computer access at our library is free and is open to all library users.  All patrons are asked to sign in at the circulation desk before logging onto the Internet.  At sign-in we ask each patron to present their library card or a photo identification card.  Patrons bringing in their own laptops or other devices can request a FREE wi-fi login password from the circulation desk staff.

Parents must accept responsibility for their children's use of the Internet while at the library.  While the library employs some filtering and blocking software, the staff cannot be responsible for monitoring the content of Internet sites accessed by either adults or children.  Parents are encouraged to accompany their children while using the library's computers.  For children to have unsupervised computer time in the library, parents must have signed a prior permission form and have it on file at the library.

The libray reserves the right to impose time limits on computer use (especially during busy times), and revoke a patron's computer privileges for illegal or offensive uses of our library's resources.



Other Services & Fees

The library provides a public photocopy machine (copies are $.10 per page for b&w and $.25 for color), and offers a faxing service ($1.00 per page to send or receive documents).


Books, magazines, and audiobooks circulate with no charge.


Fines for overdue items are $.10 per day for books and $.25 per day for videos and audiobooks.


The library provides free test proctoring service for students at any level in online or correspondence programs.


The library provides Voter Registration sevice, and is an IRS Tax Information supplier each year from January through April.





FOIA Information

The Kaneville Public Library District, as a public entity covered by both the Illinois Freedom of Information Act and Open Meetings Act, regularly responds to legitimate requests for information drawn from its records. We ask that requestors be aware of our policies in this regard as outlined below:


A written request must be provided or e-mailed to the FOIA Officer. There is no requirement under the Act to respond to oral requests or to provide information other than what already exists in the records.  


The request must specify the records requested to be disclosed for inspection or to be copied. Legal counsel may be solicited to advise us as to the proper response to the request.


Requests should be directed to the FOIA Officer at the Kaneville Public Library, PO Box 29, Kaneville, IL 60144-0029. E-mail requests may be directed to: KPLDinfo@gmail.com.

Within five (5) business days of the receipt of a written request, the FOIA Officer will respond with information regarding access to the information, request an extension under the Act, or deny the request in writing. The office will respond to a written request within five (5) business days or sooner if possible. An extension of an additional five (5) business days may be necessary to properly respond. Denial of the request will occur if the public records requested fall within one of the specific exemptions of the Act.  If only part of the request is denied, and access will be given to the remainder, it will be stated in the response. Any denial will include the reason and legal citation.   Denial of access by the FOIA Officer may be appealed to the Public Access Counselor within sixty (60) days.  


Reimbursement for actual costs for reproducing records will be charged as follows: 1) First 50 pages black and white copies, legal or letter size will be free; 2) $0.10 per page for black and white, legal or letter size copies will be billed after the first 50 pages; 3) color copies or other sizes will be charged at actual cost of reproduction, or for electronic media, actual cost of medium (i.e., disc, tape, etc.). Microfilming of records is not available.






Hours of operation:

Monday: Closed

Tuesday: 1pm - 6pm

Wednesday: 10am - 5pm

Thursday: 1pm - 6pm

Friday: 10am - 4pm

Saturday: Closed

Sunday: Closed


We are located at Main Street and Harter Roads in the Dave Werdin Community Center.


2S101 Harter Rd.

PO Box 29

Kaneville, IL 60144-0029


Telephone:  630-557-2441


Check out our Programs, Events & Calendar page to find out what events we will be organizing in the near future.

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