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Welcome to your Library!  Yes, your Library.  This is your place to read, learn, explore, make connections and dream big.  Whether you want to borrow the latest best seller, bring your child to Storytime, check out a Wi-Fi hotspot, use a computer, or need research help, we are here for you.

Enjoy the experience! And please do not hesitate to reach out to me with questions, comments, and suggestions.  I can be reached via phone at 217-864-3622 or email,

Ashley Batchelder


The Mt. Zion District Library is a tax supported library serving a population base of 12,479 (according to the last census).   There are approximately 50,000 plus items in the collection which includes print books, magazines, books on cd, music cds, DVDs and VHS tapes. We are a member of the Illinois Heartland Library System.  If you don't see what you want on the shelf, the library staff will be happy to place a request or locate it system or statewide.

As of November 2021 the library employs 5 full-time staff and 5 part-time staff.


The mission of the Mt. Zion District Library is to provide the people of its community with access to a balanced collection of books and other materials, services and programming which will serve their educational, cultural and recreational needs.


Nurturing an educated, enlightened and enriched community.

2019-2020 Budget Click here to view.

Upcoming Events
Summer Reading Sign Up May 31, 2023 09:00 AM (US/Central)
Summer Reading Sign Up Jun 01, 2023 09:00 AM (US/Central)
Book Lovers Jun 01, 2023 06:30 PM (US/Central)
Summer Reading Sign Up Jun 02, 2023 09:00 AM (US/Central)
Summer Reading Sign Up Jun 03, 2023 09:00 AM (US/Central)
Hours and Location

115 W. Main Street
Mt. Zion, IL 62549
phone: (217)864-3622
fax: (217)864-5708

Monday - Thursday 9:00 - 8:00
Friday 9:00 - 5:00
Saturday 9:00 - 3:00
Closed Sundays

Library Closed Dates 


Click here to submit suggestions about library services, programming and possible material purchases.

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