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Hayner Library

401 State St. Alton, IL 62002

About Us

The Hayner Public Library District has something for everyone.

The library offers an extensive collection of books, eBooks, magazines, DVDs, music CDs, large print books, audio CDs, databases, newspapers, and other materials for all ages. The library also offers special programming for adults, teens, and children including story times, craft times, computer classes, special interest classes, musical performances, and lectures. All library locations offer free Wi-Fi and public computer use. We even offer a Bow-wow Pow-wow at 10 a.m. on the second Saturday of every month! At Bow-wow Pow-wow, kids can read to certified therapy dogs at our Alton Square Library; it’s a great time and a terrific way to strengthen reading skills for all ages.

The library also provides notary services, fax service, voter registration, and test proctoring. The Alton Square Library also has two study rooms available. Free one-on-one Reference services are available at the Alton Square Library. All library programs and services (with the exception of notary, fax, and printing services) are free.

The Library also offers Sunshine Express Homebound Delivery Service delivering library materials directly to your home. This free service is available to patrons who live within the library district’s service area who are either temporarily or permanently unable to visit the library.

Our Genealogy & Local History Library offers a variety of genealogy-related services and local history resources to support your research efforts. Our collection includes books on local railroads and streetcars, steamboats on the Mississippi, notable Altonians, local architecture, and more. The Genealogy & Local History Library’s collection includes the Alton Telegraph Archives dating as far back as 1836, and Access Newspaper Archive to locate newspaper articles in other parts of the country. We also offer Ancestry® Library Edition, HeritageQuest Online™, and Digital Sanborn® Maps. One-on-one genealogy and local history research sessions are also available at the Genealogy & Local History Library.

For more information on library services and programming, please call 618-462-0677 or visit the library’s website at You may also visit our Facebook page at

Hours & Locations

Downtown Library

326 Belle Street
Phone: (618) 462-0677 extension 1
Fax: (618) 462-0665

M-Thurs 8:30-8
Fri-Sat 8:30-5 | Sun 1-6 

Genealogy & Local History Library

401 State Street
Phone: (618) 462-0677 extension 3
Fax: (618) 462-0665

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 8:30-5
Wednesday 12:00-7
Saturday 8:30-1

Business Office

401 State Street
Phone: (618) 462-0677
Fax: (618) 462-4919
M-Fri 8-5

Alton Square Library

132 Alton Square
Phone: (618) 462-0677 extension 2
Fax: (618) 463-1277

M-Sat 8:30-9
Sun 12:00-6

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200 W. Third Street | Alton, IL 62002
Suite 200