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Brighton Memorial Library District

110 North Main Street
P.O. Box 183
Brighton, Illinois 62012
Phone: (618) 372-8450
Fax: (618) 372-7450

Library Hours

10:00 am – 6:00 pm
10:00 am – 7:30 pm
10:00 am – 6:00 pm
10:00 am – 6:00 pm
10:00 am – 5:00 pm
10:00 am – 3:00 pm

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Brighton Memorial Library - Brighton Illinois

Library Card Information
Anyone residing within the boundaries of the Southwestern School District may call Brighton Memorial Library District ‘home’!

Individuals living inside of the Brighton city limits may apply for a free library card. For individuals residing outside the city limits but within the Southwestern School District, a card may be purchased at the non-resident rate of $50. (This charge is necessary because no taxes are collected from residents outside of the city limits to support the library. State law prohibits us from issuing free cards to individuals who do not pay property taxes to support the library.) The non-resident fee is collected yearly and entitles all family members to their own library card. A ’family’ is defined as members of a household who can be claimed on the head of household’s tax return.  It does not include additional adult siblings, extended relatives, adult children, etc.

All patrons must produce their own library card in order to check out materials from the library. All items from our library may be checked out for a loan period of 2 weeks. A maximum of 20 items may be checked out at a time; of these 20, 5 may be new books, 5 may be movies, 5 may be CDs, 5 may be magazines, and 5 may be audiobooks. A late fee of ten cents per day is assessed, until items are 30 days overdue; at that time, the replacement value of the item(s) will be billed to the patron. Due dates and late fees are set by the library that owns the material being checked out. No checkouts are allowed for patrons who owe $3 or more in fines. Additionally, if a family fines reach $10, then no members of the family may check out items.

As anyone who’s visited the library knows, we’ve outgrown our current building. Our goal is to provide the community with a bigger, newer, safer library in which to house more materials, more technology, and more programming! It’s an exciting time for the library and for our community! View our Kickstarter campaign to see how you can help us with our fundraising efforts.


Did you know . . .

  • The Brighton Memorial Public Library offers free delivery and pickup of books for disabled persons. Call the library for more information at 372-8450.
  • Computers with internet access are available for patron use.
  • The Brighton Memorial library has a wide selection of books, eBooks, videos, audio books, and music cd’s, which can be checked out for a period of two weeks. The fine for overdue materials is 10 cents per day per item.
  • Patrons with fines over $3.00 may not use the services offered by the library until fines are taken care of.
  • Materials can be reserved or renewed by telephone (372-8450), fax (372-7450), or e-mail at, or on the library’s website at, using the link to “My Account”.
  • Patrons can reserve Coming Soon books prior to their arrival in the library.
  • Patrons may have up to 20 items checked out at a time. Of these 20, five can be videos, five audios, five cds or dvds, or five magazines.


Brighton Memorial Library - Brighton Illinois

Brighton Memorial Library District
110 North Main Street (PO Box 183), in Brighton, Illinois

by phone at 618/372-8450
by fax at 618/372-7450
by email at