Plainfield Public Library District

Our Mission


Service Vision for the Plainfield Public Library

Our Library provides an environment that helps address the need of people to meet and interact with others in our community and to participate in public discourse about community issues.

Our Library provides materials in a wide variety of formats that help to fulfill community residents’ appetite for information about popular cultural and social trends and desire for satisfying recreational experiences.

Our Library offers general information that helps meet the need for information and answers to questions on a broad array of topics related to work, school, and personal life. Our community is aware of the library as a community resource.

Our Library provides opportunities for lifelong learning service that helps address the desire for self-directed personal growth and development.

Our Library refers residents to other community agencies and organizations to help connect people to resources available through those other community agencies and organizations by connecting people to resources.

About Our Library

The Plainfield Public Library District serves a population of 75,337 in the Village of Plainfield, unincorporated Plainfield Township, and portions of unincorporated Wheatland Township, the Village of Bolingbrook in Wheatland Township, and Village of Romeoville in Plainfield Township.

In Fiscal Year 2013, the Plainfield Public Library District served the community with:

  • 605,957 items checked out
  • 55,571 questions answered
  • 62,840 attended a program
  • 35,325 sessions on public computers
  • 36,265 active library cards

By contrast, in Fiscal Year 2003:

  • 310,409 items checked out
  • 26,809 questions answered
  • 9,085 attended a program
  • 16,401 active library cards

Sessions on public computers were not tracked until 2004!

Library Services

The Plainfield Public Library District is dedicated to supporting our community with resources for education, information, entertainment, inspiration and opportunity. You will find a wide range of materials in a variety of formats that fit your needs. A visit to the library website is like having your own personal library branch open 24/7. From the website you can renew books, listen to an audiobook, access a reference encyclopedia, read a newspaper article or contact a tutor for homework help. In addition to our web resources, there are:

  • books
  • large-print books
  • newspapers and magazines
  • downloadable audiobooks and e-books
  • DVDs
  • CDs
  • local history/genealogy

Use the links in the blue box to the left to discover more about the Library or click on a category below to learn about special services.


15025 S. Illinois St., Plainfield, IL