Services

Book a Librarian

Need help with your eReader, Library2Go, resume, application, email, Word or other computer program? The Library offers free one-on-one tutorial sessions.  Sign-up online, stop in, or give us a call.

Computers, Printing and Faxing

The Library has over 20 public access computers, all with internet access and the Microsoft Office Suite. Black and white copies are 10 cents per page while color copies and faxes are 50 cents per page. Patrons may also scan and email documents at no charge.

WIRELESS ACCESS    Network Name: GlenCarbonLibrary   Password: GCCLWIFI (all caps)

  • WIRELESS PRINTING
      1. Click on Start button.
      2. In the “Run” or “Search” field, type in \\172.20.2.220\
      3. Hit Enter
      4. Double click on “Black and White” and/or “Color” depending on your printing needs.
      5. Print drivers will install on your computer.
      6. When you attempt to print from your computer, choose either the “Black and White” or “Color” from the drop down menu.
      7. Print.

Digital Magazines (browse)

98 of the most popular magazines are now accessible on your PC, phone or tablet. Free and Easy. Learn more on our Digital Collection page or jump right in here.

Downloadable eBooks and Audiobooks (browse)

Thousands of titles are available in our digital collection (aka Library2Go). Download a book to your eReader device, or get an audiobook for the car, gym or couch. It’s free and easy. Visit the Digital Collection tab for more details and to get started.

Early Word (view)

The Early Word helps you stay up-to-date on what’s being published so that you can get near the front of the line for the most highly anticipated new releases. Near the end of each month we will release the new list featuring titles that we have preordered for the months ahead. You can find the current edition online or at the Help desk.

Ellison Die Cut Machine (view)

Ellison Die Cut Machine is a hand-operated, die-cutting machine which uses steel rule die shapes to cut through paper quickly and easily. Cut shapes can be used for curriculum tools, scrapbook embellishments, party decorations, stationery, greeting cards, and invitations. Visit the Help desk to use the machine.

Homebound Delivery

The Library provides free delivery services to individuals in the community who are unable to come to the Library either temporarily or permanently. This includes homebound elderly, families with infants up to six weeks old, and individuals unable to leave the home due to temporary or permanent illness.  Contact the Library to learn more and to get signed up.

Notary Public and Voter’s Registration

The Library offers free notary public and voter’s registration services. Please see here for more details concerning notary service. It is highly recommended that you call ahead to ensure that certified staff is present and that registration deadlines have not passed.

The My Account link is in the top left-hand corner of the web’s Home Page. Once logged in you can browse the catalog, place requests, check due dates, renew items and more. You will be prompted to key in your library card barcode (no spaces) as well as your password (which defaults to the last 4 digits of your phone number).

Research Databases (browse)

The Library provides access to a wide selection of databases to help with that science fair project, college paper, or family tree. Most can be accessed from home while others require a trip to the Library. Some of the most popular databases include: Consumer Reports, Ancestry Plus, Chilton Library, Biographies in Context, World Book Online, and Mango Languages.

Special Collections/Gadget Checkout (view collection)

Most people think of books when they think of a library. While we have plenty of books we also offer a lot more. Check out our Featured Music page to learn about our growing CD collection. Frequent the New Movies page to see what DVDs are coming available. We have hundreds of titles in our Parent/Teacher section perfect for the homeschooling parent or school teacher in need of resources. On top of all that we check out a variety of puppets, video games, eReaders and presentation equipment (see Gadget Checkouts).

Special Programs

The Library hosts a vast array of programming for all ages. Stay informed with the latest events via our newsletter, website, Facebook or Twitter. You can conveniently register online, in-person, or over the phone. See the Events & Classes tab above.

Suggest a Purchase (form)

Even though the Library is part of a huge library network there are some titles we may have missed. If you are searching for an item and can’t find it in the system-wide catalog feel free to submit a Suggest a Purchase form. We review each submission and will follow up with you concerning our purchasing decision.

Your Next Book (form)

Not sure what you should read next? Fill out this form and the Glen Carbon Library staff will reply back with a personalized list of reading suggestions within 2 business days.

198 S. Main, Glen Carbon, IL 62034 - (618) 2881212 - Fax (618)288-1205
Mon-Thurs: 9-8 Fri-Sat: 9-5 Sun: 1-5(Sep - May)