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Orland Park Public Library General Guide


CIRCULATION SERVICES HOW TO GET AN OPPL CARD

Library cards are issued free of charge to residents living within the corporate limits of the Village of Orland Park. Cards are valid for three years. Library cards are issued at the Circulation Desk. One current form of identification, showing your present address, is required when applying for a card or when renewing an expired card. Acceptable forms of identification include, but are not limited to, driver’s license, State of Illinois ID card, current utility bill, checkbook, and vehicle registration. Residents of the Village of Orland Park can pre-register for a free Orland Park Public Library card and place holds on materials by visiting the library’s website at orlandparklibrary.org. Patrons are responsible for all items borrowed with their library card.

LIBRARY CARDS FOR CHILDREN

Children, age birth-13, need to have a parent or guardian with them to apply and sign for their own library card. One current form of identification with your present address is required. Parents or guardians are responsible for all items, fines and fees on the child’s library card. The library does not restrict privileges based on age. Children age 14 and older can apply for a library card without their parent or guardian. They need to have one form of identification, showing their present address, when applying for or renewing their library card.

RECIPROCAL BORROWERS

If you have a library card in good standing from another public library, you may use your card at the Orland Park Public Library. Reciprocal borrowers have some restrictions.

NON-RESIDENTS

Non-residents may obtain a card by paying a fee determined by multiplying the current library tax rate times the equalized assessed valuation on the non-resident’s tax bill. Cards are issued for one year to all members of the homeowner’s immediate family at that address.

TEACHER LOAN CARDS

Teacher loan cards are available to certified, full-time educators or media specialists working in schools served by the Orland Park Public Library. Preschool Teacher loan cards are also available. Please see the staff in the Youth Services Department for more information.


CORPORATE LIBRARY CARDS

Corporate library cards are available for businesses located within the Village of Orland Park. To apply for an Orland Park Public Library Card, a request must be made on the company’s letterhead. The request must include the nature of your business/non-profit organization, the name of the employee authorized to use the business library card and a signature from the business or organization’s president, owner or manager. All requests should be forwarded to Head of Circulation Services at the Orland Park Public Library. For more information on corporate library cards, call 708-428-5109.

CIRCULATION PERIODS & FINES

Orland Park Public Library books and materials are loaned to holders of valid library cards. Materials Available for Three Weeks Late fine of $.10 per day Books & Graphic Novels Magazines Books on Audiocassettes & CDs CD-ROMs Playaways Youth Services Puzzles Youth Services Kits CPR Kits Materials Available for Two Weeks Late fine of $2.00 per day Nook E-reader Devices Materials Available for One Week Late fine of $1.00 per day All Videos & DVDs Music on CDs Video Games Leapfrog Games Kill-A-Watt™ Meters Lucky Day Collection The Orland Park Public Library offers its Lucky Day Collection for patrons in search of popular items. Lucky Day items are located in the library’s lobby near the Circulation Desk. Lucky Day Books: 5 days • $2.00 per day fine Lucky Day Magazines: 5 days • $2.00 per day fine Lucky Day CDs: 3 days • $2.00 per day fine Lucky Day DVDs: 3 days • $2.00 per day fine


BOOK DROPS & AFTER HOURS LOCKERS

The Orland Park Public Library has drive-up book drops available for the return of books on the exterior of the building on the south wall and walk-up book drops on the west wall to the right of the main entrance. The library has twenty after hours lockers available for patrons to use 24/7 without coming into the building. Patrons may contact us to have their materials checked out to them and placed in one of these lockers accessible by special code. The entrance to the after hours lockers is located just east of the front doors.

RENEWING ITEMS

Most materials can be renewed once. Feature videos and DVDs, video games, Leapfrog games and the Lucky Day Collection cannot be renewed. Materials can be renewed in-person or by phone (708-428-5104), using the online renewal form on the library’s website at www.orlandparklibrary.org, or through the SWAN Online Catalog, also accessed through the website. Materials that are more than two (2) weeks overdue or on hold for another patron cannot be renewed.

RESERVING ITEMS

Materials may be reserved by Orland Park Public Library cardholders in-person, by phone (708-428-5150), using the online reserve form on the library’s website, or through the SWAN Online Catalog, also accessed through the website. You will be contacted by phone or email when the item is ready for pick-up at the Express Reserves section located in the lobby.


ADULT SERVICES MATERIALS

Adult literacy materials Books on audiocassettes, CDs, MP3 format and Playaway Downloadable eBooks and audiobooks Computer software and Console Video Games for Playstation 3, Wii, Xbox360 and more Fiction and Nonfiction books Large Print collection Movie videos and DVDs Music CDs Newspapers and magazines Nonfiction videos and DVDs Paperback fiction Books on the Go Book discussion bags Reference and Business Reference collections Research Databases Nonfiction videos and DVDs Rocket Languages online foreign language courses CPR Kits

REFERENCE SERVICES

Librarians can assist you in locating information, whether in a book, magazine, database or on the Internet. They can help you locate a particular title or author; and provide instruction in research techniques for print and electronic resources. If the materials you need are not available at the Orland Park Public Library, the staff can request them from libraries throughout the state.

READER SERVICES

Librarians can help you select reading materials based on your favorite author, genre, and interests or introduce you to something new. Patrons may utilize the online Books & Movie Mates form at orlandparklibrary.org/reader.htm to request reading and film suggestions. Adult Services offers book discussions and reading programs throughout the year to motivate adults to read and try new genres and authors.


ONLINE SERVICES

The Orland Park Public Library offers various services and programs online via orlandparklibrary.org. OPPL is proud to offer Media on Demand, a collection of best-selling and classic audiobooks and e-Books available 24/7 from the library’s website, orlandparklibrary.org. The library website can be accessed from mobile devices by visiting http//www.orlandparklibrary.org/mobile/

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

Services offered by the Information Technology staff include computer classes in the Computer Lab; public use computers with Internet access, databases and software like Word or Excel; wireless access throughout the building; and limited assistance in using the SWAN Online Catalog, databases and software.

OUTREACH SERVICES

Homebound services are available to those Orland Park Public Library card holders who cannot physically come to the library, even temporarily. Materials are selected and delivered and picked up from their residence.


SERVICES OFFERED

Art and collection displays Bi-weekly visits to local nursing homes, Orland Township and Orland Park Cultural Centers Off-site computer classes Off-site senior programs Stories in the Park; Stories at the Farmers’ Market; Stories at the Sportsplex

ADULT PROGRAMMING

Learn about opera or classical music; listen to a travelogue or a live band; appreciate a historical re-enactment or piece of art; participate in a book discussion group; join the summer reading program for adults. The library offers a wide range of adult programs to serve the interests of the community. Topics include but are not limited to: Art/Artists Related Events Author Visits Cooking Dance Health & Fitness History Music Retirement/Aging Small Business Seminars Travel World Culture


YOUTH SERVICES

MATERIALS AVAILABLE Books on audiocassettes and CDs Computer software

Easy Reader books

Fiction and Nonfiction books Book Bundles

Homework Center

Foreign language materials Bilingual materials

Large Print collection

Learning kits such as Hooked on Phonics and Muzzy

Magazines

Music CDs

Nonfiction videos and DVDs Paperback fiction Parenting collection and magazines Picture books Playaways and Audio books Puzzles Reference collection Videos and DVDs Video games and Leap Frog games Teacher resources CPR Kits Downloadble ebooks and audiobooks


YOUTH PROGRAMS

The Youth Services Department offers special events such as storytellers, musicians, jugglers and much more. Story times are offered year-round for children birth through Grade 5. Summer reading programs are offered for birth through teens. The library offers a wide range of youth programs to serve the interests of the community.

REFERENCE SERVICES

Youth Services librarians can assist children and teens in locating information, whether in a book, magazine, database or on the Internet. Librarians can also help them locate a particular title or author; and provide instruction in finding information for homework. If the materials they need are not available at the Orland Park Public Library, the staff can request them from libraries throughout the state. Youth Services librarians can help children and teens select reading materials based on their favorite author, genre, and interests, or introduce them to something new. Youth Services offers reading programs and book discussions throughout the year to motivate children and teens to keep reading.

READER SERVICES

Youth Services librarians can help children and teens select reading materials based on their favorite author, genre, and interests or introduce them to something new. Youth Services offers reading programs and book discussions throughout the year to motivate children and teens to keep reading.


14921 Ravinia Avenue Orland Park, IL 60462 T. 708-428-5100 F. 708-349-8196 askoppl@orlandparklibrary.org Orlandparklibrary.org


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