- Directions and map to DLS
- Meeting rooms and Technology Lab
- Membership criteria
- Strategic plan
- System bylaws
DuPage Library System
Now RAILS Geneva Service Center
127 South First Street
Geneva, IL 60134-2771
Regular business hours are 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.
The DuPage Library System (DLS) was one of nine regional, multitype library systems in Illinois that support local library services. Organized in 1966 under the provisions of the 1965 Illinois Library System Act, DLS included 130 members, including academic, public, school, and special libraries in 379 facilities in parts of Cook, DuPage, Kane, Kendall, and Will Counties. On July 1, 2011, DLS merged with Alliance Library System, Metropolitan Library System, North Suburban Library System, and Prairie Area Library System to form the Reaching Across Illinois Library System (RAILS).
DLS was funded by the Illinois General Assembly through annual appropriations to the Office of the Secretary of State and State Librarian and dispersed using an area per capita and square mile formula. DLS was governed by a Board of Directors consisting of 11 voting members chosen by the library members in accordance with the system bylaws.