New Label Means Up To Date And CurrentNEW CATALOG IS LIVE!

Access the new library catalog here:
Make sure to update any bookmarks you may have. When logging into the new catalog, remember that your existing account password must be entered in all caps. Example: myPassword1 becomes MYPASSWORD1.

Please call 847-872-4680 if you need any assistance. 

OCLC Lending Resumes

We will begin accepting OCLC InterLibrary Loan requests on Monday, 4/23. If you have any questions, please contact the InterLibrary Loan (ILL) Department at 847-872-4680, ext. 108. 

eContent Update

Our Consortium is working very hard on integrating our digital collections into the catalog. This process will take some time to complete.
What this means is that records from our digital collections are being added daily. If you are searching for downloadable content (eBooks, eAudiobooks, or eMagazines), you will not see all of our holdings in the search until the project is complete.
What we recommend is that you visit each one of our digital collections directly to  browse, checkout, and download the desired content at this time.


Notice is hereby given that the Budget and Financial Committee of the Zion-Benton Public Library District will meet at 6:30 PM on Thursday, April 19, 2018 at the Zion-Benton Public Library, 2400 Gabriel Avenue, Zion, Illinois, in the Information Services Quiet Study Room. Please click here for the 20180419 Budget and Finance Committee meeting agenda.


Our flag is at half-staff, and will remain so until sunset on Saturday, April 21, for the passing of former First Lady Barbara Bush.

Presidential Proclamation |



Authors After Hours: Netfliix IRL
Saturday, 4/28 | 5-9 PM | All Ages Flyer-Portrait-Updated1-EN

Have you binged-watched all of your favorite Netflix shows and there’s nothing left to watch? Then you’re invited to meet authors whose books are a perfect read-a-like for all of your favorite shows!

Featuring New York Times best-selling author, Jennifer A.  Nielsen (The False Prince), Mindy McGinnis (The Female of the Species), Liesl Shurtliff (Rump),
Nancy Cavanaugh (This Journal Belongs to Rachet), CJ Warrant (Forgetting Jane) and more!

 We are hiring libawareNOW HIRING


The Youth Services Department of the Zion-Benton Public Library District seeks an energetic team player with a passion for libraries, literacy, people and programming. Applicants must be able to connect with people at all skill and education levels in a highly diverse community to promote a love of reading and learning. Visit for the full job description.

Learning-Gym-SquareLEARNING GYM

Please join  us as we offer a new educational program to help Zion’s adults develop basic literacy and numeracy skills.  

 This new Learning Gym program is 100% FREE to the public and will take place each Thursday morning at the Zion-Benton Public Library, Meeting Room A from
Thursday, April 5th through Thursday, September 27th for a 6-month pilot program.

This is not a “class,” but instead directs program participants to complete specific “modules” individually with the assistance of volunteer tutors, provided by the Waukegan Public Library.


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For Kids: From reading clubs to science programs, there is something sure to entertain and educate your youngster. Visit our ZB Kids Page for details on upcoming programs for preschoolers and students.

For Teens: Programs in The Sandbox are for teens in grades 6-12, but some programs are open to kids in grade 5 and others are even open to adults! Visit the ZB TEENS page for all activities.

For Adults: Visit our ZB Adults Page or any of the following pages for programs, news and resources: Book Clubs | History and Genealogy | Technology Training