Reference & Research

The Reference staff will gladly assist you with research projects, finding answers to questions, locating books and materials, using  electronic resources including the Internet, request materials using our inter-library loans programs, and any other information needed.
Reference service is provided in-person, telephone, or via e-mail at

Please call 708-458-2880 ext. 105 for Reference.
Wireless Printing
Click the link to send your wireless print job to the printer.
Black & White printing ONLY - 20 cents per page.

llinois License Plate Renewal Information

Illinois license plate renewal reminders are no longer being mailed.
For more information and to renew, please click the links below.
You will need your Registration ID and PIN located on your current
registration card.

License Plate Renewal

To set up an e-mail reminder:

Paperless Licence Renewal Notices
Vehicle Emissions Test Notices
Click link below for more information

Illinois Environmental Protection Agency

Illinois EPA resumed mailing vehicle emissions test notices beginning April 6, 2016. Test notices will be retroactive to the first motorists that did not receive a test notice (vehicle owners whose license plates expired at the end of March 2016). Motorists who have completed testing requirements will not receive one of the new test notices.
**Effective April 2016, vehicle emissions test notices will be mailed on a postcard size form.
As a result, Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White announced his office will resume regular vehicle registration procedures effective June 1, 2016. At that time, motorists subject to vehicle emissions testing will once again be required to comply with testing requirements prior to renewing their license plates.

Research Links
Access to Care
Basic Computer Skills
City of Chicago
Credo Reference
Crisis Prevention Institute
Cyberbullying: Facts About Cyberbullying

Free Online Computer Training
Fantastic Fiction
GoodCall Scholarships
ICv2: The Business of Geek Culture
Illinois Department of Human Services
Illinois State Board of Education
Illinois State Police Firearms Services Bureau
MoneyGeek Cost of Living Calculator
Rental Help in Illinois - HUD