Services

Please note, library visits are limited to one-hour and face coverings are required for the duration of the visit. More information

If you need more information about a service, or, if you have a question about a service not listed, please contact us. We'll do our best to help you. 

Remote Printing

  • Print from anywhere with Remote Printing!  Visit the building to release your print job or give us a call at 847.245.5115 to have it available for curbside pickup.  
  • Please note: Print jobs remain in the queue for 2 hours.  

Upload Your Documents

Home Delivery

Lake Villa District Library cardholders can place items on hold and have them delivered right to their front door.

Here’s how it works:

  1. When placing items on hold in our online catalog, select “Lake Villa District Library - Home Delivery” as your pickup library option.
  2. This service includes books, movies, music, audiobooks, videogames, and magazines. It does not include telescopes, hot spots, or iPads.
  3. Once your items are available, you will be notified via your preferred notification method.  You will receive an additional notification on delivery day.
  4. We deliver on Mondays and Thursdays between 12-4 p.m. Delivery will not be the same day you place your holds, and we cannot guarantee a delivery day if volume is high or the weather is severe.
  5. Your materials will be delivered in an LVDL bag at your door if you live in a house or in the common entry area if you live in an apartment or condo.
  6. We can also accept returns on the day we deliver your new items. On that day, place your LVDL bag with returns at your door if you live in a house or in the common entry area if you live in an apartment or condo.
  7. Please call 847.356.7711 if you need to cancel delivery of your items or if you have questions about your holds or your accounts.
  8. The library still offers homebound delivery service for those patrons who may be confined to their residences due to illness, disability, or other mobility issues and need more support selecting materials, placing holds, and managing their LVDL account.  Call Adult Services at 847.245.5115 for assistance. 

Copy, Scan, Fax

LVDL staff are available to provide assistance in the operation of equipment.  Copiers are not intended for high-volume use.

Copies

  • Black and white | 10 cents per copy
  • Color | 25 cents per copy
  • Single or double sided

Faxes

  • $1 for each page faxed. We cannot receive faxes on your behalf.
  • Scanning documents to an email is free.

Scanning

  • Free
  • Scan documents or photos.
  • Scans can be saved to a flash drive or sent directly to an email address.

Computers & Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi

Free inside the building. Look for the network named “LVDLPublic” on your device. (You’ll probably be able to connect from the parking lot, too, but it’s much cozier inside).

Computers

Windows 10 desktops are available. Each is equipped with Microsoft Office 2019 and Microsoft Edge, Mozilla Firefox, and Google Chrome.

Notary

  • Call 847.245.5115 to confirm the availability of notary staff. Calling ahead will ensure that a notary is available to assist you.
  • Complete, but do not sign, all documents before your visit. Documents must be signed in front of the notary.
  • Each signer must provide a current, valid identification issued by a state or federal agency that includes a photo and a signature.
  • Please bring your own witnesses if they are required.
  • LVDL is unable to notarize:
    • handwritten wills
    • Cook County real estate documents
    • I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification forms

Notarizing documents is free. Not all staff members are authorized to notarize documents, so we recommend calling ahead to ensure that a Notary will be present. Please keep in mind that Notaries cannot give legal advice. Questions about documents should be referred to qualified legal counsel or to the parties requesting the notarization of the signature.

More information in our full Notary Policy.

Test Proctoring

Due to COVID-19, test proctoring services are unavailable until further notice.

Available when the library is open. Requires prior arrangements with a proctor.

Tests can be proctored at no charge to Lake Villa District residents. Students who need to have a test proctored must coordinate with their institution and the library. Librarians will work with students to schedule a time that works for both people.

We ask that you read our Test Proctoring policy to understand your responsibilities.

Voter Registration

Call 847.245.5115 to confirm the availability of a registrar.

Bring two forms of identification, and make sure one form lists your current address. (A driver's license and a library card would work just fine)