Search for items, put items on hold or manage your holds, and view your checkout items or renew your items.

Search PRAIRIECAT Mobile to download on Android and iOS devices.

CLICK HERE for a quick guide. If you have any questions, please call or email us.

Book Drops:
All materials must be returned to the outside book drops.  Please do not bring materials into the building.  All returned items must be quarantined for one day so there will be a delay before items are checked in and removed from your library card.

Book Donations:  We are not currently accepting donations.  We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

We may cease in person services if:

The State of Illinois reverts back to Phase 3 of the Restore Illinois Plan

The library district or McHenry County sees a significant increase in COVID-19 cases

We are advised by County or State health officials to cease in-person operations

A staff member or immediate family member tests positive for COVID-19

A patron who has been in the building and tests positive for COVID-19 reports this information to the library

The library can no longer procure adequate PPE for staff or is unable to maintain the necessary cleaning protocols

Any other reasons deemed relevant and necessary by the Board of Trustees and the Library Director.

For more information on Grab and Go or Curbside Service.
Please email us at or call us at 815-678-4014.
New Library Service & Curbside Hours

Learn Something New

Explore Ancient Worlds

Read a Book

Nippersink Library Online Catalog

Find materials, manage your account, place holds, and renew items.


TumbleBooks are animated, talking picture books which teach kids the joy of reading in a format they’ll love.

OMNI Libraries

Download eBooks, eAudiobooks, and videos.

Youth Services

We have so many fun and educational things for your children to do from toddlers to High School


Check out our great tips on how to keep your children’s minds sharp!


We have some amazing tools to use with your students

Readers Advisory

Refer to our list to find the best books for your children


Check out our Newsletter!

Check out our Events!


Monday, May 31


Email Patron Services

The staff welcomes your requests, suggestions or questions. A visit to the library is nice; a phone call will do; but if you have more computer than you have time, use email for fast and efficient service. We check it every day!

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5418 Hill Rd.
Richmond, IL 60071

Library Hours

Monday – Thursday
9:00am – 9:00pm

Friday & Saturday
9:00am – 5:00pm

FAX: 815-678-4484