With each beginning, history becomes more important

Researched and written by library volunteer Frank Patterson

Beginnings are important. Rare is the child who does not ask, “Where did I come from?” or the religion without a story of genesis. With…  [more]

Borrowing Materials

How to Check Out Library Materials Materials can be checked out at the Circulation Desk or at the Self-Check stations. You must have your library card with you to check out materials. Receipts listing checked-out items and their due dates…  [more]

History timeline

Established in 1881 by city ordinance, The Aurora Public Library was located in the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) Hall at 23 East Downer Place until 1904, when the current building at 1 E. Benton St. was erected using…  [more]

News & Press Releases

Library News Newsletters Press Releases Columns by Amy Roth…  [more]

Hours & Closed Days

Santori Library Hours: Monday through Thursday: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday: 1 to 5 p.m. (Sept. 9, 2018 through May 19, 2019) Eola Road Branch: Monday through Thursday: 9 a.m. to…  [more]

About the Library

1881 – Public library established in Aurora in the Grand Army of the Republic building as a tax-supported institution 1904 – The new public library opens at 1 E. Benton St. after receiving a Carnegie grant for $50,000 1919-1965 –…  [more]

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Santori Public Library

101 S. River St.
Aurora, Illinois 60506

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ph : 630-264-4100
fax: 630-892-5648

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Eola Road Branch

555 S. Eola Road.
Aurora, Illinois 60504

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ph : 630-264-3400
fax: 630-898-5220

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West Branch

233 S. Constitution Drive.
Aurora, Illinois 60506

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ph : 630-264-3600
fax: 630-844-8695

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