Library Services

To better serve our Patrons, the Library District offers several services. From school delivery for teachers to requesting books from other libraries, the staff will do whatever we can to meet your information needs.

Please take a moment to look through the services on the left of this web page. If you have any questions or comments, please don’t hesitate to
contact the Library.


Book Sale


Instead of having one or two book sales each year, the Library District has an ongoing book sale at the Dillsboro Public Library.

It’s very simple – if the Dillsboro Library is open, the book sale is open. Though you may have to inquire at the Main Desk, first.

The third Friday & Saturday of each month, the Book Sale is having a special $1 per bag blowout. Don’t miss it! Check out our calendar for this month’s dates.

If you have questions, or just want more information, please don’t hesitate to contact the Library.


Interlibrary Loan


Interlibrary Loan

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Interlibrary Loan (or ILL, for short) is a service whereby a patron of APLD can borrow books, videos, DVDs, or sound recordings that are owned by another library system.

APLD offers this service because it isn’t always possible to acquire an item for our permanent collection. Usually this is due to limited availability or an expected lack of usage. However, through ILL the library is able to provide you with a much greater amount of material.

To make an ILL request you will need:

  • A library membership in good standing
  • All pertinent information about the item you’re requesting
  • Your current contact information

If the material is loaned from an Indiana library the service is free. However, items loaned from out-of-state libraries usually have fees. If desired, you may specify that your requested material be obtained from “Indiana only” when you ask for your ILL.

Most items will require 10 business days to receive and the circulation period is set by the lending library. Renewing items is not always possible, but in most cases one renewal is allowed by the lender upon request.

To request materials through InterLibrary Loan, use the form to the right, contact the library, or inquire in person at a circulation desk.

Interlibrary Loan

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Teacher’s Box of Books


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The form on this web page is for teachers at schools within the Library District to request a “Box of Books” for their classroom. The box contains many different books on the same subject.

In order to use this service, the teacher must have aTeacher’s Membership with the Library.

If you have questions, or just want more information, please don’t hesitate to contact the Library.

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Traveling Book Sets


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Do you lead a library book discussion? Are you a teacher who needs a book for your entire class? Or maybe you’re just a regular person who hosts an informal gathering of friends each month to discuss the same book. If this describes you, then the Aurora Public Library District can be of service.

The Library District can supply your Reading Club, Class, or Group with multiple copies of the same title through our Traveling Book Sets Program. The process is simple; just select the title from the list and fill out the request form. The Library staff will send the books to local schools or public libraries. Individuals can pick up the books at either the Aurora or Dillsboro Library.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Libraries and schools must be within Indiana.
  • Schools must be able to receive and return book sets through InfoExpress.

Copies are allocated on a first come, first serve basis; so the sooner you make your request, the better chance you have of reserving the title.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact the Library.

List of Available Titles

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Walking Books


The Aurora Public Library District believes that all residents should be able to benefit from the library; everyone has the right to lifelong learning. Therefore, the library offers our homebound patrons the Walking Books program.

Any patron who due to age, injury, or disability is physically unable to come to the library, may participate in the program. You do not have to be a Senior Citizen to qualify.

Interested patrons should
contact
the Aurora Public Library to begin the registration process. A Walking Books librarian will then visit the patron to complete the registration. The types of materials in which the patron is interested will also be discussed during the visit.

Materials will be delivered on the third Thursday or Friday of every month. There will be no late charges.

The participant is responsible for the care of the materials and must be willing to pay for any materials that are lost or damaged. If you have questions, or just want more information, please don’t hesitate to contact the Library.