Services Available

Meeting Rooms              Voter's Registration

ESL Tutoring                  Talking Book Program

Photocopiers                   Tax Forms

Public Fax & Scanner                        

Your Library Card

Your Woodstock Public Library card provides access to books, DVDs, and many other items. Your card also allows you to download movies, audiobooks and use the library's online databases for research . Click here to learn how to get a library card.

Computers

  • 37 public internet stations throughout the building (26 in Reference; 7 in Children's; 5 in Young Adult) . All internet stations include Microsoft Office 2007.
  • Up to 3 hours of access per day for library customers (depending on demand)
  • USB ports available for downloading & uploading
  • Media Card readers are available at the Reference Desk

Logging On:

Logon to the Internet stations with your library card number and your library card PIN, if you do not have a PIN please see the reference librarian. Non-cardholders can logon using a guest number, obtainable at the Reference Desk.

Printing
Cost is 10 cents for B&W; 50 cents for color. Please add money to your Printing Account at the Reference or Children's Staff Desks prior to printing

Everyone who uses a library computer must follow our policy regarding computer and Internet use.

ESL Tutoring

Volunteers needed - take on a rewarding challenge and help the community by becoming a volunteer tutor with the Woodstock Public Library’s English as a Second Language Program. This program assists adults who want to learn English. Tutors receive special training and don’t need teaching experience or fluency in another language besides English. After training, tutors are assigned to work one-on-one for two hours a week with a student at the library. Persons interested in becoming a tutor should call Julie Fee at the library at 815-338-0542.

Meeting Rooms

The library has two meeting rooms available for community meetings. Additional information is available in the "How Do I" section of the website.

Photocopiers

There is a color copier near the Front Desk and a scanner/printer near the Reference Desk.  Copies are 10 cents for B&W copies; 50 cents for color copies. The copier and the scanner/printer are capable of doing double-sided copies.

Programs and Events

See our online calendar for upcoming programs and registrations. The library's programs are also published in the City of Woodstock's City Scene newsletter which comes out three times a year. A PDF copy of the library's portion of the most recent City Scene is availablehere.

Public Fax & Scanner Service

There is a self-service public fax and scanner in the Reference Area. The cost is $1.00 per page for U.S. faxes, and $1.50 for international and U.S. territories. Incoming faxes for individuals can not be accepted. Please ask the Reference Librarian for assistance or additional information. The scanner may be used to scan documents to a printer, USB drive or email - cost is ten cents per page.

Talking Books for the Blind & Physically Handicapped

Talking Book and Braille Service provides audiobooks and Braille texts to residents who are blind, visually handicapped, or have other physical limitations or a reading disability. (PDF Application Form)

Tax Forms

The library has federal and state tax forms available, free of charge, in the Reference Area. If the tax form you need is not available on the Tax Forms display, check to see if the Reference Librarian can print a copy from the IRS website or the Illinois Department of Revenue website (cost 10 cents a page). Federal tax forms usually begin arriving at the end of December, Illinois state forms usually are available towards the end of January.

Reference Desk

The librarians at the Reference Desk are here to help you find whatever you are looking for whether it is a book, poem, information for a report, or help with the internet. Please ask us--we are here to help you.

Voter's Registration

Register to vote for all local, general and primary elections at the Library. Please bring two forms of valid identification. An individual may register to vote in Illinois if he/she is 18 years or older on the next election day, resides in the jurisdiction for 30 days prior to the election, and is a U.S. citizen. Registrations can not be taken during the 30 days prior to an election.

To register to vote by mail refer to the Illinois Voter Registration Application online. Additional information is available at the Illinois State Board of Elections website.