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Nichols Library

Nichols Library

Our Vision
A Place to Be. The Place to Become…

Our Mission
Inform, Inspire, Imagine

Our History
When James Lawrence Nichols died in August 1895  he left $10,000 to Naperville, newly organized as a city, to establish a library, so that no child would be without books as he had been. Today there are 3 library buildings and people can download books, music and videos from wherever they can connect to the Internet. Read more of the short history of the Naperville Public Library.

Board of Library Trustees
The Board of Library Trustees of the City of Naperville meets the third Wednesday of each month, 7 p.m., in the Board Room of Nichols Library, 200 W. Jefferson Ave. Board meeting agendas and packets of current year are available online.

Library Policies
Naperville Public Library has adopted administrative policies and procedures regulating the organization and use of library materials, services and facilities.
You can view the complete set of Library Policies online.

Annual Report
Every library in Illinois is required to submit an annual report to the State by the end of the month following the last day of the fiscal year. You can view a copy of the Illinois Public Library Annual Report (IPLAR) for Fiscal Short Year ending December 31, 2015.

Strategic Plan
Naperville Public Library is utilizing a strategic plan for 2016-2018 that includes four goals:

We will maximize accessibility.
We will be innovation leaders.
We will serve our diverse population.
We will convey the ... view more »


Nichols Library

200 West Jefferson Avenue, Naperville, IL 60540


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