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River Grove Library Website : SERVICES

HOW TO GET A LIBRARY CARD

Every River Grove resident, educator, and business owner can get a River Grove Public Library card.

Library cards are valid for as long as residence from the date of issuance. You can either register for a card at the Circulation Desk at the Library OR registering using the online form.

Applying as a resident age 18 years or older?
Bring in a current photo ID (e.g., driver’s license, state ID, passport) and proof of River Grove residency, such as a utility bill or recently postmarked mail.

Applying on behalf of a child?
Visit the library together. The parent/guardian must show proof of River Grove residency, such as a utility bill or recently postmarked mail, and sign the application for anyone under 18.

Applying as an River Grove educator?
All River Grove teachers, teaching assistants, and school staff can bring in their school employment IDs to obtain a library card. Returning teachers can renew by phone. Call us at (708) 453-4517. All educator cards have a one-year expiration date.

Applying for a River Grove business or nonprofit organization?
Stop by with your lease or a tax bill, a photo ID, and full contact information for the person responsible for any fines or lost materials.

MUSEUM ADVENTURE PASS

PROGRAM GUIDELINES

Here’s how you can check out a Museum Adventure Pass at your Library:

  1. Visit the River Grove Public Library District to find out current pass availability. Library staff will be able to check on what is available and also check out the passes.
  2. Check out a Museum Adventure Pass using your River Grove Public Library District. Libraries have a limited number of passes for each participating organization, and are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Passes cannot be reserved or checked out online or on the phone.
  3. One Museum Adventure Pass may be checked out per family, per loan period. The loan period is SEVEN DAYS, and will expire after the date printed on the pass. Passes are restricted to River Grove Cardholders. Admission offers vary per museum. For some, two or four people may be admitted free per pass, or by carload. If admission is free, another special discount will be offered.
  4. Passes MAY NOT BE DUPLICATED, are non-transferrable, must be used by the patron checking out the pass, and may only be used once. Patrons may be asked for photo identification and library card to gain admission to the participating museum. Abuse of pass use may result in the patron’s suspension from the program.
  5. Check the list of participating museums for details on each cultural destination. Find out what discoveries await you, get directions to the museum, and review each museum’s pass entry offer, including any restrictions that may apply.

SERVICES

Computers and Software

  • Windows 10 OS
  • Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and Microsoft Edge browsers
  • Microsoft Office 2007 (Microsoft Word, Excel, and Power Point)
  • ABC Mouse
  • GIMP (GNU Image Manipulation Program)

Wi-Fi internet access

  • Under your Wi-Fi settings, look for “RGWIFI”
  • Our Internet Policy also applies to wireless internet access

Fax service

  • $1.00 per page + cover sheet (cover sheet NOT included)

Printing and Copying

  • Black & White: $0.10 per page
  • Color: $0.50 per page

Scanning

  • Scan-to-email: Free
  • Scan-to-USB: Free
  • Scan-to-print: Cost of printing
  • Scan-to-fax: Cost of fax

RESEARCH AND E-LEARNING

LinkedIn Learning is at your Library! Choose from thousands of online courses to learn in-demand skills from real-world industry experts. Get started with your River Grove Library card!


ACCESS DATABASES THROUGH THE LIBRARY!

All you need is your library card to access over a dozen online databases, including Consumer Reports and NoveList. Head over to the database catalog and start discovering today!