This month, we shine the spotlight on some of the services and resources we offer our patrons whether you’re in or out of the library.


Help Desk
Help Desk in Adult Services

Did you know that you can have documents notarized here?  Do you want to know how to get your name on the waiting list for that anticipated new release?  Is there a rare book we can request to help with your genealogy research? Or, are you looking for a job and need help navigating the complicated online application?

The staff at the O’Fallon Public Library help patrons daily with these and many other requests.

Notary Service.  If you need a signature witnessed for a new  mortgage, car sale, or other legal matter, come to the Help Desk in the Adult Services.

Adult Services also provides patrons assistance to copy, fax, and scan documents to email or a thumb drive. Adult Services staff are also happy to provide computer assistance with email downloads, MSN Office software, internet navigation, and many other technology questions.Early word

Early Word:  Patrons have a voice in what books are ordered and can request a book before it has been released.  “Early Word” is a list of books that will be released in the coming two months.  Copies are on display in the 1st floor Early WordCafe area and upstairs in the adult fiction on the 2nd floor.  Take a copy and check the titles that you would like to read.  Add your name and OFPL card number, then give it to any library staff member.

Reading Suggestions:  Whether you’re looking for information on your next vacation location or something your preteen might enjoy, the OFPL staff are happy to help.  We love sharing our ideas.  Also, we have online resources to help readers find that just right book. On our website, you can find lists of best sellers, new releases, genre-specific lists, and other resources such as LibraryReads and NoveLists.

Materials Request:   Are you looking for something specific such as a popular new release? the audiobook version? large print?  Whether you’re in the library or at home, we hope you take a moment and ask us for help.  Here is a link to our website Materials Request.World Cat Banner - Website 9-25-15

Interlibrary Loan:  If the item you want is not available “within the system,” we can search the many libraries that freely share books, CDs, DVDs, and PDFs.  You can request this at the Adult Services Help Desk or online  through Materials Request.

Ask a Librarian: Have a question? Simply type it in the Question box and we’ll be in touch.  Or, perhaps you need help with your tablet, eReader, or resume?
Your Library offers free one-on-one tutorial sessions for these and other topics. Online, fill out the form and we’ll be in touch to schedule your session.thinking green.jpg

The Library regularly offers workshops targeting personal finance, health, and employment.  For example, there is a Medicare Q&A Tuesday, a Zumba Toning class Wednesday, and a workshop on saving money on energy costs, Thinking Green, on Thursday.

These are just a few of the services available to patrons of OFPL. In the coming weeks, information will be available for those who need to register to vote in the November election.  In late January and early February, AARP offers tax assistance.

The O’Fallon Public Library is the first stop for following your curiosity and creativity.  All you need to do is ask.


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