Talk to a librarian
Don’t use Google. Ask us. We can show you where to get the best information. Come to the desk on the second floor. Call the library at 630/887-8760—and ask to talk to a librarian. Or, use the chat feature on our website—just look for the blue icon on the side of the page.
You also can use us online. We have the GOAT of search engines; something called databases. Databases pull together information that your teachers dependable information that your teachers will give the thumbs up to. To use these, you need to have your library card.
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Use the library online
Can’t come to the library? No problem. You can check out books, movies, music, and magazines from home with your library card.
Print and use wifi
Need to print or scan something? You can ask your parents to use our remote printing service if you want to print from home to the library. We have printers and scanners. We also have computers you can use on the second floor in the Mid-Kid area. If you have your phone, tablet, or computer with you in the library, you can connect to our fast wi-fi.
Study and meet at the library
Are you working on a group project and need someplace to meet? Or, do you need a quiet space to do homework? We have tables around the library and rooms that you can use. If you want a room, you need to use an IPPL card to get one.
Need tutoring help? Through our Brainfuse Learn Now database, live tutors are online from 2-11 p.m .daily. All you need is your library card to get to the tutors.
Make your own flashcards
Need flashcards to learn math facts or spelling words? Through our Brainfuse Learn Now database, you can make custom flashcards.