Are you studying a particular subject that you could use some additional resources? With seven days advance notice, the youth services department will gather books, easy readers, DVDs, etc. that will enhance your particular area of study. These items may be checked out with a valid library card. Please complete the Teacher’s/Homeschooler’s Loan Request form to take advantage of this service.
Income Tax Forms
Selected Federal and Illinois income tax forms, as well as reproducible forms, are available are generally available beginning late January through April each year.
Community Bulletin Board
Non-profit, civic, and community groups that serve the residents of our District may distribute information and literature via the library’s Community Bulletin Board and literature display areas. Please drop off these items at the Adult Services desk.
We can provide your book club with multiple copies of your monthly discussion book. We have a collection of books specifically for book clubs, and if we don’t own the books you’re looking for, we can get them from another library.
Looking for a good book to read? Our librarians are happy to offer readers of all ages reading suggestions based on your personal preferences.
Visit our printing portal to send print jobs from your laptop or from computers outside the building.
The library provides free access to specialized databases that are typically accessible only by paid subscription. These premium resources contain full-text journal, magazine, and newspaper articles, research results, and other specialized information. Business, health, and current events are just a few of the topics covered by these premium resources. Other online resources include foreign language instruction, practice tests, and genealogy information.
Lake County residents age 18 or older may register to vote up to 28 days prior to an election or beginning two days after election day. Two forms of identification are required; one must verify the voter’s legal address.
- Valid driver’s license
- Social Security card
- Utility bill
- Credit card or check cashing card
- Birth certificate
- Marriage license
- Employee or student ID card
- Library card
- Checkbook with pre-printed checks
Naturalized American citizens must provide the date of their naturalization and the state in which it took place.
Special Assistance in the Library
In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the library is handicapped accessible. If you are in need of a sign language interpreter and/or hearing devices please notify library staff in advance of your visit.
The library collection contains sign language books and videos, large print books and audiobooks, as well as a limited collection of children’s braille books.
People who are unable to read standard print formats are eligible for the Talking Books program. Thousands of books and magazines on special cassettes or in Braille are available through this program. All books, catalogs, and equipment are provided free of charge to eligible residents. Visit the Talking Books and Braille Service at the State Library for more information on this program or to apply.