If you have any questions about any of these services, please call the library at 309-376-5651 or stop in and visit us.

How to get a library card
You can get a library card from Carlock Public Library District if you live in Dry Grove, Kansas, or White Oak Township. Just bring in your photo ID and proof of current address and we will get you started!

Art Prints
A local family donated several art prints for patrons of the library to check out. Each print can be checked out for two months at a time. We have all sizes from very small to very large. Prints include Monet’s Water Lilies; some prints by Bill Saunders; and a Norman Rockwell. Come on in and see what we have!

The library has four public access computers. Patrons are required to sign an Internet Usage agreement (children under 18 must have their parents sign this agreement). In addition, the library has wireless Internet. You may use your own laptop, reader, or other equipment. However, you are responsible for knowing how to configure your own equipment. The library cannot be responsible for any changes you make to your computers (or other equipment) settings. Wireless users must sign the Internet Usage agreement.

Copy Machine
The Library has a copy machine available for public use. Copies are 15 cents (black and white or color).

Explore More Illinois

What is Explore More Illinois?

Explore More Illinois is a free service provided by your library that provides instant online access to free and discounted tickets to museums, science centers, sporting events, zoos, park districts, theatres, and other fun and local cultural venues.

How do I get a pass?

Log in with your library card credentials (library card number and pin number) and browse for passes by date or attractions. If you do not know your PIN or password, or if you have problems logging into Explore More Illinois, please contact the Carlock Library at 309-376-5651. Make your reservation and print or download your pass shortly before your visit. You can have three active reservations per library card. Please cancel your reservation(s) if unable to attend, otherwise the reservation will count as being used. Remember that once you print or download your pass you cannot cancel your reservation.

For more information, visit the Explore More Illinois homepage.

Click here to log in to Explore More Illinois: https://exploremore.quipugroup.net

Fax Machine
The Library has a fax machine available for public use. The cost of sending a fax is 25 cents per page.

Interlibrary Loan
If the library does not have an item that a patron wants (books; audio books; movies; CDs; etc.) we can request it from another library.

The Library has 40 magazine titles available for check out.

Meeting Room

Meeting Room Policy and Use (for visually impaired)

Meeting Room Policy and Use


Newspapers.com is the largest online newspaper archive consisting of 607 million+ pages of historical newspapers from 18,400+ newspapers from around the United States and beyond. Newspapers provide a unique view of the past and can help us understand and connect with the people, events and attitudes of an earlier time.

Newspapers.com is perfect for:

  • Historians
  • Genealogists
  • Family Historians
  • Researchers
  • Teachers

At Newspapers.com it’s easy and convenient to search or browse the collection to find news, notices of births, marriages and deaths, sports, comics and much more. Our high quality digital images and powerful viewer provide the best look at these historical papers and make it easy to print, save and share what you find.

Please contact the Carlock Library (Email: carlockpatron@nullhotmail.com. Phone: 309-376-5651.) for information on how to access newspapers.com. 

Printing is available for 15 cents per page for black and white or color. If you are printing for a school assignment; for a job activity; or tax forms you may print five pages for free. After that the 15 cents per page would apply. Printing is not available while using your own device on the library’s wireless service. If you need to print, please save your work to a flash drive (the library can loan you one of these – just ask the staff member on duty) or email files to an online email account, then from a library workstation, send your print jobs to a library printer.