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"I do not mean to suggest that our handsome, newly enlarged library is to be a headquarters of busy bookworms, old and young, routinely absorbing knowledge by the hour while birds sing outside and the Mets fight it out for last place in the National League. On the contrary, a good library is a joyful place where the imagination roams free, and life is actively enriched."

—John K. Hutchens


Welcome to C.E. Brehm Library Online

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Welcome to Southern Illinois Libraries on the Go! Download audio books, e-books and music, quickly and easily, from our ever growing collection, at any time with your Library Card & PIN. Visit us at Southern Illinois Libraries on the Go
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Using 3M Library Cloud: Be sure to check out our new eBook resource through the 3M Library Cloud.  Download , e-books and audio books quickly and easily, from our ever growing collection, at any time with your Library Card & PIN. Visit us at eReadIllinois.

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Check out a new resource for Learning new Languages (Library card required to use)
MUZZY Children's Language courses: Give the advantage of learning another language early in life: Spanish, Mandarin Chinese, French, Italian, German, Russian, Portuguese and English. It's easy and fun.

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Summer Reading Program                        
Learn to use Library resources for research

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America's Genealogy Bank: Research your ancestors in over 300 years of historical newspapers, books, pamphlets and government reports. Search over 1,000 newspapers; the American State Papers; US Congressional Serial Set and more. Find obituaries, birth & marriage notices; pension records etc.

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Register-News archives
: (2007-present) includes full-text articles on local news, obituaries, issues, events, people and much more.
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Reference email For patron related questions please include full name & Library card barcode number. (No renewal requests by email will be accepted)

ReferenceGenealogy Reference:
Genealogy Reference email For questions regarding our genealogy collection and policy/fees for copies. Please indicate genealogy request in subject line.


Contact the Library Director with ideas and suggestions to better serve our library and community.

Legal Self-Help Center: Jefferson County,

Illinois Legal Aid Online provides legal information (not legal advice) to help the residents of Jefferson County.



Location & Hours

101 S. 7th St.
Mt Vernon, IL 62864
Phone: 618-242-6322
    Fax: 618-242-0810

Mon-Thurs 9 am-8 pm
Fri 9 am-5 pm
Sat 10 am-4 pm 
Sun 1-5pm

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