Matteson Public Library
     Adult and Reference Services

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Reference
Electronic Resources
Interlibrary Loan and Reserves
Computers & Internet Access
Reader's Advisory
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Book Discussion Group
Study Rooms
Collection
Programs
      The Adult Services  Department is located  on south end of  the first floor  of the Library. 

bullet.gif (15548 bytes)  Computers and Internet Access
Ten computer workstations with Internet high-speed internet and Microsoft Office Professional are available  for patrons.
Three of these can be reserved for 30 minutes. The other 7 can be reserved for 90 minutes.  Patrons are asked to sign in at the Reference Desk.  (No phone reservations)  Printing fee is 20 cents per page.  Patrons under 18 year old, must present a valid library card that has a parent  Internet permission sticker attached to it.   The Library also offers free wireless Internet access.  Find other WI-Fi Hotspots here.

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The Reference  Department  assists  patrons with research and informational needs.  Please
feel free to ask our librarians for assistance.  Reference Librarians are on duty at all times during
open hours to help you locate information on a range of topics including school assignments, career information, business, personal finance, law, health, consumer information and more.  Inquiries may
be made in person, or by phone.  Over 5,100 reference books are available for patron use.

 bullet.gif (15548 bytes)  Interlibrary Loan and Reserves
If the item you are looking for is checked out, fill out a hold card and drop it off at the  Reference Desk.
We will complete the hold card and put you on a reserve list for the item.  If we do not own an item
you are looking for, we can place an order for it at the Reference Desk. The Library is able to borrow
items from other libraries throughout the country. There is no fee to borrow an item within the state of
Illinois; however, there is a $3.00 shipping fee for ordering items located outside of the state.

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If you are looking for recommendations on what to read next or information about an author,
title or series, please visit us at the Reference Desk and we would be happy to help you.
In addition, we have print materials that will assist you.

bullet.gif (15548 bytes)  Book Discussion Group
Matteson Public Library's Book Discussion group meets the fourth Monday of the month
(except December, and June, July and August) at 10:15 AM  to discuss a particular book.
Anyone who is interested in this group can pick up a schedule of monthly readings at the
Reference or Circulation Desks.  In addition to regular copies of the book, upon request
we try to obtain large print and audiocassette copies of the book if available.

 bullet.gif (15548 bytes)   Study Rooms
Two  Study rooms are available to patrons at least 16 years old.  Study rooms can be reserved  in person and
are available in two hour blocks. Study room users are limited to one use per day and two uses per week. A user is
an individual or a group up to a maximum of 4 people. A group is considered a single unit or user.
No business or commercial use is allowed. Study rooms are intended for quiet use and are not sound-proof.
Discussions must be of a soft non-disruptive nature.

 Patrons must sign in at
the Reference Desk.  Patrons must be at least 16 years old to use the study rooms.

bullet.gif (15548 bytes)  Programs
The Library offers adult programs to the community on a year-round basis. Our programs vary in
theme and are planned for the community's education, entertainment, and enjoyment. All of our
programs are free to the public. 

  bullet.gif (15548 bytes)   Collection

           Matteson Public Library adult collection consist of  over:
             5,100 Reference books 
             8,180 fiction books
                700 large type books
             2,000 audiobooks
             1,000 feature films
             2,100 nonfiction videocassettes