Photocopies may be made by the library staff for a fee of:

  • black and white – $.20 per page
  • color – $.50 per 1/2 page / $1.00 per full page
  • Fax: fee of $1.00 per page to send or receive a fax

Computer Use/Internet Access

The library does not filter its computer. All computer users must read and sign an Internet use agreement. Children under the age of 15 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Computer printout fees:

  • black and white – $.20 per page
  • color – $.50 per 1/2 page / $1.00 per full page

Current Best Sellers and Audio Books

The library offers a great selection of current best sellers for adults, teens, and children!

The selection of book series for children and teens are too numerous to list. Many of these are on the school district Accelerated Reading Book list, as well as stand-alone books. All AR books are labeled on the shelves.

We also have a large selection of audio books on cassette and CD.

Inspirational Reading Corner

Our Inspirational corner offers a wide selection of Christian based books by such authors as:

  • Wanda Brunstetter
  • Karen Kingsbury
  • Beverly Lewis
  • and many more well known authors


The library offers a wide selection of DVD and VHS movies for infants through adults. Included are informational, historical, and educational topics.

Accelerated Reader

Accelerated Reading materials are labeled for students Kindergarten through high school attending Jamaica CUSD 12 and Heritage CUSD 8.

Interlibrary Loan

Vance Township Library has been a member of the Lincoln Trails Library System since 1966. This allows our library to order and borrow materials through interlibrary loan from other libraries in the system if our library does not own an item you are searching for.

In 2011, a new, larger system was formed by the merger of the Lincoln Trail Libraries System in Champaign, the Rolling Prairie Library System in Decatur, the Lewis and Clark Library System in Edwardsville, and the Shawnee Library System in Carterville. This new system became Illinois Heartland Library System.

Fairmount History Books

The library is the home of the Fairmount History books compiled from scrapbooks and other materials originally stored in the Fairmount-Jamaica Historical Society building.