Ask a Librarian (Reference Service)

Notary Public

Wi-Fi & Public Computers

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Ask a Librarian (Reference Service):

Our librarians are information experts, ready to help you with your questions!

Ask us:

  • in person during open hours at the Reference Desk next to Circulation Services
  • by phone at (708)547-7393. Choose option 4 from the phone menu. If the Librarian is busy or the library is closed, you can leave a voice mail message.

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Notary Public

Please call us at (708)547-7393, ext. 4, to make an appointment with one of our notaries public.

We will notarize most documents except real estate and immigration documents.  This service is free.  Please bring your government-issued ID and documents.  All signers of a document must be present and must sign the document in front of the notary. 

OUR NOTARIES ARE NOT ATTORNIES LICENSED TO PRACTICE LAW IN ILLINOIS AND MAY NOT GIVE LEGAL ADVICE OR ACCEPT FEES FOR LEGAL ADVICE.

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Wi-Fi & Public Computers

All Computer users must abide by our PDF iconBellwood Library Computer Policy

If you use your Bellwood Public Library card, you may use a computer up to an hour a session, with a daily limit of two hours. Patrons who are unable to obtain a Library Card but have a valid ID may be offered a visitor's pass with a time limit of 30 minutes.

  • Computers for Adults 

The Bellwood Public Library Adult Services Department provides 10 Computers for patrons who possess a valid Bellwood Public Library Card or a card from one of our partner (SWAN) libraries.  Adult computers require a Library card number with Pin number to use or reserve. Patrons are allowed to use a computer for up to one hour a session, with a daily maximum time of two hours. Patrons who are unable to obtain a Library Card but have a valid ID  may be offered a visitor's pass with a time limit of 30 minutes.

  • Computers for Children

In the Youth Services department, 8 computers are available for use by patrons under age 14 for games and free use. In order to use the computers, patrons must have a library card in good standing. Visitor passes are offered only with an Adult present. Please read our PDF iconBellwood Library Computer Policy. If you have any other questions, please speak to a Youth Services staff member.

  • Computers for Teens

 In the Teen Room, 6 computers are available for patrons ages 14-17.  Please read our PDF iconBellwood Library Computer Policy. If you have any other questions, please speak to a staff member.

  • Wireless Internet:

WI-FI is available throughout the building with a public network signal (no password required). The Library's wireless connection is unencrypted and unfiltered. Use of the wireless connection is done at the patron's own risk. By using this connection, patrons acknowledge that security errors and hacking are an inherent risk associated with any wireless service.

  • Learning to use Computers, Internet and Apps

We urge all users of the Library computers to take advantage of the free learning available online at GCF Learn Free and Tech Boomers.  For more advanced tech learning, try Gale Courses or Lynda.com!

Printing:

  • Black & White Copies are  15 cents per page.
  • Color Copies are 35 cents per page.
  • Wireless printing from your mobile device

Technical Support:

Technical support for Library Computers and WI-FI is provided by the Library's IT Coordinator when on duty.

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