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"Life is a wonderful thing to talk about, or to read about in history books - but it is terrible when one has to live it."

—Jean Anouilh (1910-87) French playwright


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Library System network going live

The Illinois Heartland Library System's new computer network SHARE (Sharing Heartland's Available Resources Equally) is in the process of going live. This network links Bryan-Bennett Library with more than 400 libraries in South and Central Illinois. Staff are presently working through offline software and are trying to work out the processing glitches. Staff hope to have things up and running by April 15. Until that point, the online computer catalog will not be functioning.


Thank you for your patience

The new library system network is up and running. The staff is still learning its way around the network. The former library system operated the other network well over 15 years, which is virtually a dinosaur in the computer world. So, it's been a while since we've taken on something this large. We thank you for your patience as we learn.


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FirstSearch is an online service that gives users access to a rich collection of reference databases.  (Please contact your local library for login information.)


eBooks arrive!

Southern Illinois Libraries on The Go

Patrons with a Bryan-Bennett card may come to the Library to get their accounts set up to download E-Books. Bryan-Bennett is part of the Southern Illinois Libraries on the Go, a consortium of libraries in the region. The consortium subscribes to OverDrive, a leading full-service distributor of eBooks.Please contact Bryan-Bennett Library for more information.


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Southern Illinois Libraries on the Go


Location & Hours


315 South Maple, Salem

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Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 864
Salem, IL 62881

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(618) 548-3006

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Library Hours:

Monday - Thursday
11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Friday & Saturday
9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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Book Sale Room Hours:

Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday
Noon - 3 pm

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