We offer two self-service black & white photo copiers for patrons to use at 15 cents a copy. We can also make color copies for you in the office at 30 cents a print.
Faxes may be sent by the staff at the Check-Out Desk for $1 per page up to 25 pages in one day. The Information desk will scan documents: The first 5 pages are free then it will cost 15 cents per page.
The Library offers a typewriter for in–house use. Contact the Information Desk for more details (309) 697-3822 x13.
Every Tuesday; 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Ages 14 & up with portable handiwork projects (knitting, crocheting, cross-stitch, embroidery, weaving, etc.) are welcome to join this friendly group. From beginners to experts, you’ll find people to learn and laugh with.
Outside Drop Box
The library offers a 24 hour drop box for books, DVDs, and CDs. All equipment must be returned inside. The drop box is located on the front of the building to the right of the front doors.
Equipment & Technology for Check-Out
The library offers equipment for patrons to check out with their Alpha Park Library card. You must be 18 year or older to check out equipment and all equipment must be returned inside. Contact the Information Desk for more details (309) 697-3822 x13. List of Equipment Available for Check-Out
We generally have a staff notary on duty between the hours of 9:00 a.m . - 4:30 p.m. Monday – Friday, but please call first to make sure a staff member is on duty before you arrive (309) 697-3822. You’ll want to bring your unsigned document along with a form of ID.
To Register to Vote, you’ll want to bring 2 forms of ID with one showing your current address.
Alpha Park Library offers a free service to district residents who are unable to visit the library due to a temporary or permanent illness or disability, or for those senior citizens who do not have regular transportation. Materials made available include: Large Print Books, Regular Print Books, Movies, Books on CD, Playaways,Magazines. Please contact the Information Desk at (309) 697-3822 x13 to inquire about this special outreach program.
We are able to register qualified patrons for the free Talking Book service through the Center for the Blind. For more information on this program, please contact the Information Desk at (309) 697-3822 x13.
If a book or other item you wish to check out is unavailable at our library, we can place a hold and borrow it from another library using our Interlibrary Loan Service. We will request to borrow the item and if the request is granted, we will notify you by phone when it is ready to pick up. You may place items on hold at the Information Desk in person, by phone (309) 697-3822 x13, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. There is no charge to the patron for this service, however you must be an Alpha Park Public Library card holder.
Located in the northwest corner of the library (left back corner), the book sale is available for browsing and purchasing materials whenever the library is open. Book sale prices:
adult hardback $1.00, adult paperback 50₵, children’s hardback 50₵, children’s paperback 10₵, DVDs $1.00, VHS Tapes FREE, and more! Watch for information regarding Friends of the Library annual book sale.