About Us

Library hours (effective June 3, 2013):

  • Monday - 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Tuesday - 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Wednesday - 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Thursday - 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Friday - 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Saturday - 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Sunday - CLOSED
  • This Year's Holiday Schedule

Address: 900 East McKinley Street, Harvard, Illinois 60033

Telephone: 815-943-4671

Fax: 815-943-2312

Library System: RAILS

ILDS Routing Code: XRF HRLY-11 (old prefix was PAR)

Reference E-mail: harpgeneral @ harvard-diggins.org

Website E-mail: websupp @ harvard-diggins.org

City Library Board: Minutes available here

Meeting Room Policies:

Library cards are free to city residents, and allow borrowing of materials from most public libraries in Illinois. Non-residents may purchase a card for an annual fee if they wish to borrow materials, but a library card is not necessary for use of books and other materials within the building.

Founded in 1909 under a private trust from Delos F. Diggins, the Harvard Diggins Library is now over a century old. The library serves residents of the city of Harvard, and is a member of the Northern Illinois Cooperative of libraries and the Reaching Across Illinois Library System (RAILS).