General Services

Computers

In the Adult Services Technology Center, a number of computers provide Internet, Microsoft Office, and several other applications. The majority of computers provide access to Villa Park Public Library cardholders who have signed the Library’s Internet Use Policy. Some computers are “Express Stations” which are available to both Villa Park Public Library cardholders and non-cardholders. There is a fifteen-minute use limit on the Express Stations.

WiFi

Free WiFi service is available within the Villa Park Public Library.  Wireless printing is also available. All normal printing fees apply.

Printing

A fee of 10 cents per page is charged for black-and-white printouts made in the Library when using the Internet, word-processing, or database workstations. A fee of 50 cents per page is charged for color copies.

Photocopiers, Faxing, and Other Equipment

Photocopiers which accept coins and dollar bills are available on both floors of the Library. Black & White copies are 10 cents per page and Color copies are 50 cents per page. Outbound fax service is available for public use at 50 cents per page. Inbound and International fax services are not available.

Digital Media Lab

At the Richard and Rae Rupp Srch Digital Media Lab, patrons are able to create and edit audio files, use graphic design programs, digitize photos and film, create documents using digital dictation tools, VHS conversion hardware, and more! Registration Required. Patrons can use the DML for 180 minutes per day, per session.

Recordable DVDs for VHS conversion are available for purchase ($1) at the front desk.

For more information about the DML, please click here.

Group Collaboration Room (GCR)

The Villa Park Public Library provides the Group Collaboration Room (GCR) for individuals or small groups. The GCR is intended primarily for the use of students, businesses, and non-profit groups. No products, services or memberships may be advertised, solicited or sold in the GCR, except for educational services provided by paid tutors.

Use of the GCR is limited to two hours per day, although that time may be extended by two hours when no one else is waiting for a room. A room may be reserved up to two weeks in advance. Reservations will be held for 10 minutes after the designated time before the room is released to another user. The GCR is available until 15 minutes prior to closing.

The GCR is equipped with the following hardware:
-Samsung UN40J6200 40-Inch 1080p Smart LED TV (wall mounted)
-Smart Functionality, Built in Wi-Fi
-Dimensions (W x H x D): TV w/ stand: 36.5″ x 23.9″ x 9″, TV w/o stand: 36.5″ x 21.6″ x 3.7″
-Inputs: 2 HDMI, 2 USB
-HDMI cord, keyboard, and mouse
-Conference table (seats 4)

Meeting Room

The Mary Alice Ohrman Program and Meeting Room may be reserved for use by local non-profit organizations. Maximum capacity of the Ohrman Room is 50 persons. For more information, call Library Administration at 834-1164 or email vppladmin@vppl.info.

Study Rooms

Two study rooms are located on the Library’s first floor. Reservations may be placed by contacting the Service Desk in person or by telephone (834-1164).

The Villa Park Public Library provides study rooms for individuals or small groups.  The study rooms are intended primarily for the use of students and non-profit groups.   No products, services or memberships may be advertised, solicited or sold in study rooms, except for educational services provided by paid tutors.

Use of a study room is limited to two hours per day, although that time may be extended by two hours when no one else is waiting for a room. A room may be reserved up to one week in advance.  Reservations will be held for 10 minutes after the designated time before the room is released to another user.  Study rooms are available until 15 minutes prior to closing.

Notary Public Service

Several staff members are licensed to notarize signatures on documents. Please call before coming in, to make sure a notary is on duty. There is no charge for the witnessing and verification of signatures. We will no longer be able to notarize real estate transactions due to Illinois Notary Law.

Voter Registration

Except for periods prior to elections, when registration is closed, residents of DuPage County may register to vote at the Library. To register to vote, a person must be a U.S. citizen who will be at least 18 years of age and a resident of the voting precinct for 30 days by election day. A person who wishes to register should bring two forms of identification — one with current residential address. Please call before coming in.

Mini-Library @ Jefferson Middle School

In partnership with School District 45 and Jefferson Middle School, we offer a mini-library year-round including summers! Check out materials, apply for library cards, and join in activities and crafts! Jefferson Middle School is located at 255 W. Vermont Street in Villa Park. Please call the Service Desk at (630) 834-1164 to confirm current dates and times of the mini-library.

Summer Lunch Program

In partnership with the Northern Illinois Food Bank, the library is serving free summer meals to children ages 18 and under. This program is coordinated by the Northern Illinois Food Bank and offered at no cost to the Villa Park Public Library and its patrons.

Exam Proctoring

Long-distance or online learning programs and some professions provide the opportunities for independent study on the condition that exams be proctored and certified. In support of life-long learning, the Library will provide this service administering examinations.

A minimum of three days advance notice is required before any exam will be proctored. Anyone may apply for examination proctoring. Exams are proctored during regular Library hours Monday through Friday.

To recover the cost of coordination, supervision, any necessary photocopying, postage, and recordkeeping, fees will be assessed according to the schedule below. The exam will not be administered until the fee is paid by the person taking the exam, unless the fee is paid by the agency or institution in advance.

Villa Park and Oakbrook Terrace cardholders with valid cards (valid Library cards may not be expired or have more than $5.00 in fines/fees on account): No charge per exam session up to four hours. Nonresidents: $20.00 per exam session up to four hours.
The test taker must verify that the following conditions are acceptable to the institution giving the exam. Fees will not be assessed for members of the Villa Park Fire Department and the Villa Park Police Department.

  • Only written exams will be proctored at the Library.
  • A specific proctor cannot be guaranteed.
  • It is the test-taker’s responsibility to coordinate the transfer of the exam from the testing institution to the Library and to verify that the exam has been received by the Library.
  • The test-taker will allow sufficient time to take an examination before the deadline that has been established by the institution. It is the responsibility of the test-taker to schedule the timing of the exam. Exams must be completed 30 minutes prior to library closing time.
  • Prior to taking the exam, the test-taker is required to present a photo I.D. and to come prepared with the necessary supplies to take the exam.
  • Proctors will monitor the test-taker periodically. The Library cannot guarantee that the area outside the study room will be quiet.
  • Proctors will enforce any time restrictions placed on the exam as well as other reasonable rules set forth in the exam materials.
  • Exams will be mailed or faxed back to the school within 72 hours. The library is not responsible for US mail service delays and does not provide receipt of mailing.
  • The Library will hold an incomplete exam for 30 days or until the testing institution’s deadline, whichever is first. incompleted exams will be returned to the testing institution
  • The proctor will not sign a proctoring verification form that attests to more than what the proctor had been able to do.

Display Cases

Cabinets are located in both the Adult Services and Youth Services departments and are available for special exhibits from community organizations and individuals. Exhibits are generally displayed for one month. Each exhibitor will be asked to sign a form waiving the Library of all responsibility for any materials put on display.

Contact the Service Desk (834-1164), or email vppladmin@vppl.info for more information.

Accommodations for Persons with Disabilities

  • Handicapped Accessible Parking
  • Large Print books and Readers Digest
  • Audio Books: CD and Playaway
  • Ebooks
  • Text Magnifiers – Two magnifying lamps are available for use on the first floor.

Visit the Illinois Talking Book Outreach Center website!The Illinois Talking Book Outreach Center provides library service to Illinois residents who are unable to read print due to a visual or physical impairment. Accessible materials (digital audio and braille books and magazines) are conveniently mailed to and from our patrons wherever they reside, and the program is tax supported so there is never any out-of-pocket expense for postage or materials.

Homebound Services

Villa Park Library cardholders whose long-term or temporary physical limitations prevent them from visiting the Library are eligible to use the Library’s homebound delivery services. Books are selected by a staff member and are delivered and picked up at a time convenient for the patron. Books delivered through homebound services are checked out for a period of one month.

For more information, call Sean Birmingham at 834-1164, ext. 119.

Programs

The Villa Park Public Library is subject to the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Individuals with disabilities who plan to attend a program and who require certain accommodations in order to allow them to observe and/or participate in this meeting, or who have questions regarding the accessibility of the meeting or the facilities, are requested to contact  Sean Birmingham (630) 834-1164 ext. 119 promptly to allow the Library to make reasonable accommodations.