About The Roselle Public Library
Your Library provides books and other resources for your educational, informational and recreational interests. The collection includes books, DVDs music CDs, audiobooks, videogames and more. We subscribe to more than 350 magazines and newspapers. In addition, we provide a wide variety of services to meet the needs of the community.
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- The Library has a collection of over 90,000 books.
- Books can be checked out for three weeks. New fiction can be checked out for one week.
- The Library's newest items are in the New Books area near the Circulation Desk, including fiction, mysteries, science fiction and fantasy, biography, and new non-fiction titles.
Large Print Books
- The Library maintains a collection of Large Print books, including popular fiction, mysteries, and nonfiction books. Large print books may be checked out for three weeks.
Magazines and Newspapers
- Current issues of magazines are on display on the Magazine shelves. Back issues for the current year are stored on the shelving units directly behind the new issues. Ask at the Reference Desk for issues older than the current year. Back issues can be checked out for one week. There is a limit of six issues, three of any one title.
Current issues of local and national newspapers (and Dziennik Zwiazkowy) are available on the Newspaper table. Newspapers are for use in the Library.
- The Paperback Exchange is located at the beginning of the Magazine shelves. The rules are simple: if you see a book you would like to read, take it and leave another one in its place. It's a perfect way to grab a quick read for the beach, on the train, or wherever you would like! When you finish, you can return it and take another. There are no due dates, no restrictions, and everyone is welcome to participate.
The Library also maintains a Paperback Exchange at the Roselle Train Station.
Reference Collection and Indexes
- The Library's Reference Collection is a special set of materials that cannot be checked out of the Library. The collection includes general and subject-specific encyclopedias, dictionaries, local reference books and more. Reference books do not check out so they are always available for you to use in the Library.
- The Library has a wide selection of audiobooks on tape, CD, and Playaway.
- Audiobooks may be checked out for three weeks; there is a check out limit of 6 Audiobooks.
- To find an Audiobook in the Library catalog, try a subject search on "audiobooks".
Downloadable Audiobooks and e-Books
- Library patrons may access and download audiobooks and e-books from eMediaLibrary, a consortium of several libraries in the suburban Chicago area.
- See a list of compatible devices here.
- The Library has a wide selection of Music CD's that may be checked out for three weeks.
- To find a Music CD in the Library catalog, try an author search on the artist's name or a title search on the album title.
- The Library's DVD collection consists of feature films, music videos and non-fiction topics.
DVDs may be checked out for one week.
There is a limit of two DVDs per family.
DVDs can be reserved.
- The Library maintains a special Quick Pick collection of "new release" feature films.
Quick Pick DVDs circulate for 3 days
- To produce a list of the Library's DVDs, search for Notes that begin with "Videodisc" in the Library catalog.
- The Library has a selection of children's games on CD-ROM in Youth Services. CD-ROMs may be checked out for one week.
- There is a check out limit of 2 CD-ROMs.
- To find a CD-ROM in the Library catalog, try a subject search on "interactive multimedia".
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Information, Research and Reference Services
Librarians are available in Adult Services and Youth Services during Library hours.
for additional contact information.
Let us help you:
- find materials in the Library or access material from other libraries through interlibrary loans.
- use electronic reference resources and the Internet.
- find your favorite author, genre, or series... and more.
Photocopiers and Typewriter
- There are two photocopiers conveniently located on the first floor of the Library for public use.
Copies cost $.10 each.
- An electric typewriter is available for completing those forms that can't be completed on the computer and for other typing projects.
Reserves On Library Materials
- Roselle Library cardholders may reserve items in our collection either in-person, by telephone (630-529-1641, x222), or via the Internet.
There is no charge for this service.
- New books by your favorite best-selling author can be placed on hold for you, automatically, if you register for our 100 Bestsellers Program.
- Materials that the Roselle Public Library does not own may be requested by Roselle cardholders at the Information Desk in Adult Services, at the Ask Me Desk in Youth Services, or online.
- There is no charge for items requested from ILLINET, the Illinois Internet Library Loan cooperative of libraries.
- A $3.00 per item fee will be charged to the cardholder for each item that is requested from an out-of-state library or a library that does not participate in ILLINET.
- Residents of DuPage and Cook County who are 18 or older may register to vote at the Library.
Proof of identity and address are required.
Contact the Circulation Department (630-529-1641, x222) for more information.
Notary Public Service
- Notary Public service is usually available at the Adult Services Reference Desk whenever the Library is open. Please call to confirm that a notary is available before you come in.
- Public meeting rooms that can accommodate groups of 10 to 100 people may be reserved by not-for-profit groups and educational agencies located in Roselle.
Non-local groups that serve the Roselle community and businesses located within Roselle may also qualify to use the rooms.
- Availability is limited so advance reservation is required.
- Please click here for the Meeting Room Policy and Application.
Homebound Delivery Service
- Roselle Public Library District residents who are unable to come to the Library due to medical reasons or special needs may qualify for home delivery by library staff.
Please contact Debbie Miel in Adult Services for more information at (630-529-1641 x213).
Computer Resources For Public Use
- Computers, providing Internet Access and Microsoft Office 2010, including Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint and Publisher, are available for public use in Adult Services, Young Adult Services and Youth Services.
- In compliance with the federally mandated provisions of the Children's Internet Protection Act (CIPA), the Roselle Public Library filters Internet access at all of the Library's public access computers.
- Printing cost $.10 per page for b&w $.20 per page for color.
- A Vend-a-card must be purchased in the Library to use the computer printer service.
For more detailed information about Computer Resources for Patrons, click here
The Library offers wireless, "Wi-Fi," access to the Internet for users with wireless-enabled laptop computers and devices.
- For information on Wireless Internet Access, click here.
- The Library subscribes to several premium databases that are available online.
Online resources include World Book Encyclopedia, Chicago Tribune newspaper, HeritageQuest genealogy database, Ebsco magazine articles and many others.
- Most premium subscription databases are also available from your home, school or office.
Subscription databases are listed here.
Quiet Study Rooms
- Individual and group study rooms are avialable on a first come, first served basis.
- Study carrels are also available for quiet individual study.
- State of Illinois tax forms and federal tax forms are available during tax season for your convenience.
Programs and Exhibits
- The Library's calendar is filled with programming and special events for all ages.
Book discussions, Musical Sundays, performing arts, and life-long learning workshops on topics of interest are presented throughout the year.
Click here to view the Calendar.
- Exhibits in the Library feature local artists, community groups, collections, and school artwork. If you are interested in reserving the exhibit space in the Library for a display about your group or to display a special collection, contact Debbie Miel at (630-529-1641 x213).
- The Youth Services Department offers Storytimes on a regular basis for several age groups: Preschool Storytime for ages 3 - 5; Toddler Tales for children 20-35 months with their caregives; and Tots & Tykes for children 6-19 months and their caregivers.
Click here for current schedules and registration information or contact the Youth Services Department at (630- 529-1641, x351).
- The Public Library and the schools cooperate to aid area student with homework assignments.
Teachers may submit Assignment Alerts to Library staff and materials on the assigned topic will be reserved for limited loan periods or use in the Library.
Click here for the Assignment Alert form.
- School class visits are encouraged.
- Library staff will also make visits to local schools and preschools.
- For more information or to schedule a class visit, call the Library at 630-529-1641 and ask for either Adult Services (x211) or Youth Services (x351).
Please see the Parent and Teachers page for additional information.
Library Staff is ready to help you find good books to read and to help you find the titles to books you want to read but may have forgotten.
- Booklists compiled by our staff, lists of prize winning books, online reader's advisory resources and print titles listing sequels, read-a-likes, and genres are available in Youth Services and Adult Services.
- Join the online 100 Best Sellers Automatic Reserve System.
Take a few minutes to fill out the form and you will always be put on the reserve list for the new books of the author you choose.
- Click here to register for the 100 Bestsellers Program.