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Adult and Public Services

Alpha Park Public Library offers many necessary services for our adult patrons. Whether you need technology assistance, help finding books or materials, or to get a document notarized, APL is here for you!

Alpha Park Public Library is dedicated to the excellent, patron-focused services for which we are known. We strive to provide continuous access to the accurate information, equipment, and materials that our patrons require. Continue reading below to find out more about what services we provide.

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Upcoming Adult Programs

General Services Offered

Printing, Scanning, Copying, & Faxing: 

We provide a self-service black & white photocopier for patrons to use, as well as color copying available upon request. Patrons can print documents from the public computers. Black and white copies cost 15 cents per page, while color copies cost 30 cents per page. We also have two self-service document scanners available to use for free. Faxes may be sent by the staff at the Circulation Desk for $1 per page for the first ten pages, and then 10 cents for every subsequent page. 

Notary Service & Voter Registration: 

We generally have a staff Notary and a Voter Registrar working between the hours of 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday – Friday, but please call 309-697-3822 first to make sure they're available before you arrive. For a Notary Public, you’ll want to bring your unsigned document along with a valid form of ID. To register to vote, you’ll want to bring two forms of ID with one showing your current address.

Reader's Advisory 

Need help finding your next book? The Reference Department is happy to help. We can help you find more books from authors that you already love, or discover authors you haven't tried yet. You can also fill out our  Book Match Form at the desk or online to find new reads!

Technology Questions: 

Have you found yourself with a device or tech item, and aren't sure how to use it? Come to the library and ask the reference desk, and we will help you with your device as best as we are able. Call 309-697-3822 x13 to set up an appointment.

General Reference Questions: 

Do you have a question that's been bugging you? Stop in to the library or give us a call at 309-697-3822 x13. We can help you find the answers. Librarians have been finding information for people for longer than Google!

FOID Card Applications: 

Alpha Park Library is one of the few places in Bartonville that still provides assistance with the Firearm Owners Identification (FOID) card application and renewal process. While APL is in no way associated with the Illinois State Police, we can assist patrons with their FOID Applications, including printing or taking the required application photo.