40 East Simmons Street, Galesburg, Illinois 61401 (309) 343-6118
Some answers to often asked questions!
|How do I get a library card?
Applications are available at the library. Photo identification and proof of current address must be presented at the time of application. A parent or legal guardian must provide identification and sign the application for individuals under the age of 18. In some cases, a tax bill may be required.
|Can I reserve materials that are currently checked out?
Yes. If you have a current library card you may reserve materials that are checked out. Use the library catalog to reserve materials, or ask a Reference librarian for assistance.
|How do I renew materials that I have checked out?
|Today is a school holiday. Is the library closed?
The library is normally open Monday through Thursday 9:00 am to 8:00 pm and Friday and Saturday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. See a complete list of closings for more information about particular holidays.
|Can I access the Internet at the library?
Yes. The library provides access to the Internet as part of its research and information services. Library users may use the Internet for educational and informational purposes. Each individual is permitted one hour of use per day. Access to the Internet is governed by the library's Internet Use policy.
Library cards are nontransferable. You must log in with your own library card.
|Is there wireless access available at the library?
Yes. The library offers wireless access for properly equipped laptops and other devices. When you use the wireless service in the library you are accepting the terms and conditions of the library's Wireless Policy. The log-in ID and password changes each month; ask at the Reference Desk for the current information.
Please note that library staff can provide only basic assistance with your device.
|Can I use a computer at the library to type a paper, create a resume or spreadsheet or set up a
Yes. In addition to Internet access, the library has computers that have word processing, spreadsheet, and other software.
|The library is closed. Is there some way I can still do research?
Yes. First, you can check out our Electronic Resources. Second, you can start your search for books and magazine resources with our online library catalog. Third, you might also check out the online resources listed at Web Stuff and the Teen Scene for help. Last, ask us your question by email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
|I can't find what I want in the catalog. May I suggest the library purchase a
particular book, CD, DVD, or other?
The library welcomes suggestions for additions to the library's collection. If you are a Galesburg resident, email us at email@example.com, give us a call at 343-6118, or stop by the Reference Desk during library hours.
|I am doing genealogy research. Can you help me?
The library has local history and genealogy resources to assist researchers. Members of the Knox County Genealogical Society volunteer to assist researchers at the library on Wednesdays from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. No appointment is necessary.
|I want to use the meeting room at the library. What do I need to do?
The library welcomes the use of its two meeting rooms for educational, civic, cultural and public information meetings. The use of the meeting rooms is governed by the library's Meeting Room Policy. A meeting room reservation form must be completed and returned to the Check-Out Desk at the library. Rooms will be reserved on a first come, first served basis. No room may be reserved more than four months in advance.
|I want to use the gallery space or one of the display or exhibit spaces at the library. What do I need to do?
The library welcomes educational and informational displays that support the mission of the library. All use of the library's gallery and display and exhibit space is governed by the Art Exhibit Policy and Display Space and Exhibit Policy. Additional information may be obtained by calling the Reference Desk at 309-343-6118 during library hours.
How do I become a library volunteer?|
|I have some books and other materials I would like to donate to the library. What do
I need to know?
The library welcomes your donations of books, audio books, CDs, DVDs, videos and other materials in good condition. Materials given to the library become the property of the library and the library may take any action, including disposition, with respect to such materials. Some materials may be added to the library collection, others may be sold in book sales, with proceeds benefiting the library. Appraisals for the value of donated materials will not be given. Books and other materials may be dropped off at the library anytime during open hours.
The library is also interested in receiving donations of materials documenting the history of Galesburg and Knox County. Contact Patty Mosher, archivist, at (309) 343-6118 or email for additional information.
The library acknowledges gifts for tax purposes, but cannot be responsible for assessing the monetary value of gifts.
Please visit us at the library, call us at 309-343-6118 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you still have questions.