March 2013

Did you know that Greater West Central Public Library District with the main library in Augusta and branches in Bowen, Golden, Littleton, and Plymouth is a member of the Resource Sharing Alliance? What does that mean to you as a patron? It means endless possibilities of resources available to you throughout the State of Illinois.

It’s easy to get started. Simply know your library card number along with your pin number (your branch librarian will have this), log on to, and follow the “Search Our Catalog” link on the side. Then:

  • To begin searching, type a term in the search box under Quick Search.
  • To narrow your search, select one of the following options before clicking the Search button. Some systems may require that you click an option button, such as Author or Title, to begin your search.
    • Words or phrase
    • Author
    • Title
    • Subject
    • Series
    • Periodical title
  • If available, select a library branch, group of libraries, or catalog to search in the Library or Catalog box. You may select ALL to include all branches or catalogs in the search.
  •  When you find your item, simply click “place hold” on the left.
  •  You will be able to select the library you want your resource/book delivered

When your item comes in, we will give you a call and you simply come in and get it. For information or assistance on this available service, visit or call us at any of our district libraries. Augusta 217-392-2211, Bowen 217-842-5573, Golden 217-696-2428, Littleton 309-257-2202, or Plymouth 309-458-6616.