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Services

We proudly offer the following services…

  • Computers and wireless internet access
  • Programs and classes for all ages,
  • Children’s activities,
  • Copiers, printers and a fax machine,
  • Genealogy resources and assistance,
  • Research databases for students and learners or all ages,
  • Help in finding something good to read or in locating that hard to find book
  • Voter registration
  • Equipment and services for those with disabilities
  • Reference services.
  • A beautiful community room available for community use
  • Over 80,000 books, movies, music and magazines

 

Computers and Internet Access
  • Nine public computers in our computer lab (lower level of the library), each with an Internet connection
    and Microsoft Office products. These computers are for adults and children in junior high school or older.
    Two scanners are also available.
  • One laptop available for use by members of the business community.
  • Two short term Internet computers (use for up to ten minutes) are located on the main floor.
  • Six computers available for homework or games (on the second floor of the library) for children in junior high school or younger.
  • One computer equipped for gaming, located in the Young Adult area in the lower level.
  • All of the library’s computers may be used for printing.
  • Wireless Internet access is available for those with a laptop or other portable device.

All of the Internet computers require registration before use. Please read our computer and internet policy for more details.
All of the computers in the library are filtered.

In addition, the library has computers on each floor that are set up with the Kewanee Library’s online catalog
and other databases, such as General Reference Center Gold. These computers do not require any registration.

 

Programs and Classes for all ages

Meeting your informational needs.

 

    • Search General Reference Center Gold, Chilton Library, Thomas Gale Legal Forms, Britannica Online.(You will need your Kewanee Library card barcode.)
    • Use our computers to find what you need
    • Consult with our Information Services Staff. Call them directly at 856-8475,  by email,  or visit us in person in the lower level of the library.
    • Search our online catalog for books, magazines, movies and music.
    • Request a loan from another library – Contact our Information Services Staff for help.
    • Check out our electronic resources and databases.
    • For the genealogist – Browse the collection of the Henry County Genealogical Society (in the lower level)
      or visit HeritageQuestOnline to find your roots.

Copiers, printers and faxes
  • Send or receive faxes on the main level.
    Receive for $1.00 per page.
    Send for 50 cents per page local and $1.00 per page long distance in USA.
  • Make copies for 10 cents per page. A copier is located on all three floors.
  • Reserve our community meeting room for your club or meeting.
  • Pick up your tax forms (January to April).

Please call the Library at 852-4505 with any questions.


Services and equipment for those with special needs
For our visually impaired patrons we offer:

    • An extensive collection of large print and audio books.
    • A magnifier reader in the lower level.
    • An Aladdin Reader on the main level
    • Mid Illinois Talking Book Center materials.

For our physically impaired patrons we offer:

    • Wheelchair accessibility  using our North side elevator entrance
    • Wheelchair for in-house use.

For our homebound patrons we offer outreach services.

For more information about these services, please call the library at 852-4505.


Just for Teens
    • Young Adult room. Materials for the YA room are selected for high school reading levels and tastes. Currently we are adding to our graphic novel collection. The YA room is located in the lower level of the library
    • Teen Advisory Board (TAB). Be a part of this advisory group. Help the library make decisions on programs, purchases and policies. Contact Sarah at the Library to join.
    • Teen Gaming Computer. Newly purchases games include: Sims II, Titan Quest and Warcraft. Located in the lower level of the library.

Please call the Library for more information (852-4505)


Book lovers

How do I…?

Requesting a book from the Kewanee Public Library.

The Library is more than happy to help our patrons get access to books that we do not currently own. We may choose to purchase your request or borrow it from another library.

If you have checked our catalog and cannot find the book or other material that you would like, you may request the book yourself from another library. If you do not wish to request the book yourself, skip to option 2.

1. While in our online catalog, widen your search to include ALL libraries’ materials. The illustration bleow will show you how to widen your search to all of the libraries in the Resource Sharing Alliance. If you want to learn more about using the our catalog, instructions are here or you may ask library staff to assist you when you visit the library.

 

2. Please contact the library and ask to have an item requested for you. Either call the library at 852-4505 or email us. If you send us an email, please be sure to include your full name and a phone number for us to contact you.

When we borrow books and other materials from other libraries, we cannot guarantee how quickly the item will be available.
We may in some circumstances elect to purchase a book for our collection rather than borrow it.

 

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