Ancestry® Library Edition Online (Library Use ONLY)

Genealogical collection of the U.S. and the U.K. , including census, vital, church, court, and immigration records, as well as record collections from Canada and other areas. LIBRARY USE ONLY.

Chicago Sun-Times (Search 1986-Current)

Herald News (Search 1997-Current)

OmniFile & Library, Information Science and Technology Abstracts

Computer Help

Free Computer Classes

Basic computer skills Internet Email Microsoft Word Microsoft Publisher Microsoft Excel Microsoft Powerpoint Windows 7\Windows 8 eReaders Tablets

Please call the library 708-479-9663 or email us to contact an instructor who will schedule a time for your training.

Online Computer Help

Museum Adventure Pass

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Non-Fiction eBooks

Gale Virtual Reference Library – A collection of over 2,100 online research books from publisher Gale. The online research book collection provides information that has been researched and evaluated by top scholars in their fields. Very Short Introductions – The perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. These book resources offer concise introductions to a diverse range of subject areas from Climate to Consciousness, Game Theory to Ancient Warfare, Privacy to Islamic History, Economics to Literary Theory with over 400 book titles to choose from.

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Computers and The Library

Public Computers and Internet Access

The Mokena Community Public Library District has Internet accessible computers available for all ages.

  • The Adult computers are upstairs in our Adult Computer Room.
  • The Young Adult computers are located behind the Young Adult Desk.
  • The Children’s Computers are located downstairs.

We also have computers with educational games for the younger children, located in the Children’s Fish Room.

A scanner, available for public use, is located near the computer room.

Filtered Internet accessible computers for children are located in the downstairs Children’s Department. The library is not responsible for any information children may select. (Please read our Internet Disclaimer .) Parents and their children are encouraged to read “CHILDPROOF INTERNET” and “A PARENT’S GUIDE TO THE INTERNET.” These books and other printed sources regarding the Internet are available in the library.

Photocopiers and Fax Machines

There are public photocopier machines available in the Library. Copies are 15 cents each. Copy cards, convenient for those who use the copy machines often, are 50 cents and are reusable.

There is a facsimile machine available for public use. The library’s FAX number is 708.479.9684. We do have some fees for the fax machine.

Within the United States: $1.00 per page sent. Mokena Community Public Library District may fax up to 10 pages free. $1.00 per page received: Mokena Community Public Library District may receive up to 10 pages free, per day. International Fax: $5.00 for first page, $3.00 for each additional page. 1-800 numbers are no charge

User Responsibility:

As with all other library resources, it is the responsibility of the user, and as applicable, their parents or guardians, to select or reject on-line information for his or her own use. Users are encouraged to exercise good judgment and discretion in their use of the Internet.

Parent/Legal Guardian Responsibility:

As with all other library material, parents or legal guardians who are concerned about their children’s use of the Internet should provide guidance to their own children and must monitor their use of this resource. The Library does not act as a guardian or parent. Within the confines of the law, users, parents and guardians define what material or information is consistent with your personal family’s beliefs and only you can apply those values for yourself and your children as you use the Library’s resources. It is the responsibility of the users, parents and guardians to learn how to navigate the Internet. Please Note: Some pages contain links to non-library sponsored remote services. The Mokena Community Public Library District and its employees are not responsible for content, reliability or availability of these services.

We offer two types of devices for the visually impaired. They are free for use, and the staff can show you how to use these machines if you are unsure.

Workstation for the Visually Impaired

Mokena Community Library has been funded through an LSTA Grant and the Illinois State Library to install a special populations technology workstation for the blind and sight impaired. Equipment includes a Pentium IV computer system with a specialty keyboard, LCD monitor, adjustable specialty workstation and chair, speech synthesizer, and more. It is the only workstation of its kind in a 100-mile radius!

Low Vision Reader:

The Aladdin Low Vision Reader assists the sight-impaired by magnifying reading materials. Funding for this device was made available by the Friends of the Mokena Community Public Library. Come in any time to read small print literature, mail, prescription bottles, etc..

Workstation for the Visually Impaired: 

BRAILLE PRINTER

Mokena Community Library has been funded through an LSTA Grant and the Illinois State Library to install a braille printer. This printer is intended for the visually impaired