Library Services


3D Printing

Take your 2D designs into the third dimension. The library provides use of its state of the art 3D printer to all Glen Carbon cardholders. Learn more about our 3D printing policy here.


Book a Librarian

Sign up for a free one-on-one tutorial session to help with your eReader, resume, application, email, Word or other computer program.

Book a Librarian


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 internet access is available throughout the Library.

Ellison Die Cut Machine

Ellison Die Cut Machine is a hand-operated, die-cutting machine that uses steel rule die shapes to cut through the paper quickly and easily. Cut shapes can be used for curriculum tools, scrapbook embellishments, party decorations, stationery, greeting cards, and invitations. Click here to see a list of the Die Cut Shapes. 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

The Library offers free notary public 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.

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/Government Resources/Local Resources

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: Ancestry Plus, Gale Health & Wellness, Biographies in Context, World Book Online, and Mango Languages.

Links to federal, state and local websites can also be accessed below.

Click here for more information


Special Collections/Gadget Collection

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, and gadgets such as eReaders, entertainment equipment, and presentation equipment.

View Available Gadgets


Suggest a Purchase

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.