Adult Services

Special Assistance

In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the library is 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.

Test Proctoring

Students taking correspondence, distance education, or professional development courses who need an exam proctored may contact Adult Services at (847)665-1019 x200 to make arrangements.

Income Tax Forms

Selected Federal and Illinois income tax forms, as well as reproducible forms, are generally available beginning late January through April each year.


Select “GAPLD” as your wireless connection; no password required. The library provides a wireless network that allows people with Wi-Fi capability on their laptops and other mobile devices to access the Internet using the library’s connection for free. You can also print to library printers and access library databases.

Voter Registration

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.

Acceptable identification:

  • 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.

Look here for more voting resources.