Welcome to Brighton Memorial Library District!
The library is a great source of information and recreation to the Southwestern School District communities of Brighton, Shipman, Medora, and Piasa. With a library card, you’ll have access to books, movies, music CD’s, audiobooks, periodicals, magazines, and downloadable eBooks and eMagazines! Because our library participates in SHARE (Sharing Heartland’s Available Resources Equally), you’ll have access to materials from over 450 libraries spanning the southern half of Illinois! We currently receive courier service four times weekly, and have tubs of materials coming and going regularly. Materials can be ordered and delivered to our library for your convenience, or you can use your Brighton Memorial Library District card at any participating public library.
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.
Additionally, our library is equipped with wi-fi and public-use computers. Activities of interest to children and adults is offered. Delivery of materials for disabled persons is available. Please call the library for information or assistance at (618) 372-8450.