Mission Statement

The mission of the Loda Public Library is to provide educational, informational, cultural, and recreational resources and services to all ages of people in the Loda Public Library. The library will provide access to the universe of information, and especially that information which is of immediate relevance and interest to the community it serves. The library seeks to accomplish its mission through prudent management and development of its resources and by providing access to materials and services to meet the present and future needs of the community it serves. In this effort, the Loda Public Library cooperates with other libraries and with other educational and governmental institutions. Special emphasis is placed on current popular materials. The library serves as a learning center and educational center for all residents of the community. 

Library Resources

NEW** OverDrive is now available to our library patrons


For all you ebook readers, we now subscribe to OverDrive.  You can use the Overdrive app on your device, or use your Kindle ereader to download library books.

OverDrive Help


Click here to find out more about how to use OverDrive on your device.



Click here to access the OverDrive portal.

Cloud Library


The Cloud Library has  now been updated.  Follow the links on our "Links" page to learn more, or go here to log-in.

Your Account


Click here to go to your account.

NEW*** Newspapers.com

 Over 300+ years of newspapers. Explore Newspapers in small towns to large cities from across the US and world. Newspapers are added every month.  Call for username and password, or come in and use our computers to research.


9-5 Monday Through Thursday

9-1 Saturday, Closed Friday and Sunday

Closed on the following holidays:

New Year's Day

Martin Luther King Jr.'s Birthday

President's Day

Memorial Day

4th of July

Labor Day

Columbus Day

Veteran's Day

Thanksgiving Day

Christmas Eve

Christmas Day

New Year's Eve

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Loda Township Library

Loda Township Library was first established in 1897 as A. Herr Smith & E.E. Smith Public Library. Although the Library was designed to resemble a Carnegie Library, it is not a Carnegie. Our small library is proud to offer computer access, wifi,  e-books, inter-library loan, DVD's, and free bonded notary public. 

105 E. Adams St, Loda, Illinois 60948, United States

(217) 386-2783

Library Hours

Open today

9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Contact Our Board of Trustees

President: Pat Hamby

Vice-President: Kay Houtzel

Treasurer: Nancy Johnson

Secretary: Beckie Green

Trustees: Sue Sawyer, Becky Jones, & Gayle Lemenager