Library Services and Amenities
In addition to lending books (including many in large-print format), audiobooks, music CDs, DVDs, magazines, and other items from our collection, we provide other services and amenities to our users. Some services are available only to Homer Library cardholders. (Click here for information about library cards.)
Homer Township Public Library has 12 lockers where you can pick up materials even when the library is closed. To request after-hours pickup, call us at 708-301-7908 with your library card number. Your materials will be checked out to you and placed in a locker for you to pick up.
Your account must be in good standing, and you must call at least two (2) hours before our closing time to have your items placed in a locker. Items will be held for 24 hours. The lockers are located to the left of the entry doors around the corner under the overhang.
For teens interested in volunteering, please read through our teen volunteer opportunities.
Computers in the Library
Visitors to the Library may use computers with Microsoft Office 2013 applications (Word, PowerPoint, Access, Excel), and Internet access (including our special online resources). Use of the computers is free of charge. You may save files onto USB flash drives. USB flash drives are available at the Circulation Desk for a small fee (prices fluctuate).
Printing from the computers is
- 10¢ per page for black and white
- 15¢ per page for double sided black and white
- 25¢ per page for color
- 50¢ per page for double sided color
Wireless Internet access is also available to visitors who bring in their own wireless-equipped laptops. Library staff is not responsible for providing computer support for wireless users.
Access to the library's computer network is subject to policies regarding acceptable use and behavior.
Available only to cardholders. If you're looking for a book, CD, or other item not owned by us or other libraries in our catalog system, ask a librarian to borrow it from another library for you. We will advise you in advance of any potential charges for shipping, etc.
Meeting Room Use
Applications for the use of the library's meeting room is available here. Completed applications may be returned to the library or scanned and emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. It is recommended that requests are made weeks in advance. Please note that use of the room must be approved and is not guaranteed. Complete guidelines are found on the form.
Miscellaneous Services & Amenities
Copying fees are
Fax machine. Fax fees are $2.00 to send the first page of a transmission, and $1.00 for each additional page of the transmission.
Programs and Classes
We offer pre-school story hours (age 3+), wiggles & giggles (ages up to 35 months), crafts, computer classes, lectures, book discussions, special events, and other programs. Registration and/or a fee may be required. Visit our events calendar for our current schedule.
Reference and Reading Advice
If you need help finding information or a book you might enjoy reading, ask a librarian.
We also make a number of special online sources -- including encyclopedias, practice exams, car repair manuals, archives of magazine articles, and more -- of information available through our Online Resources page.
Teachers who live in or work in schools that serve Homer Township may request a "Bag It" package of books and other materials to support a curriculum unit. Teachers are encouraged to notify us of any assignments which require use of our collections and resources. To submit a "Bag It" request or assignment alert, call us at 708-301-7908 or use our online Bag It request form.
VIP Homebound Delivery Service
Homer Township residents who are temporarily or permanently confined to their homes may ask us to deliver books, magazines, audio recordings, and DVDs. VIP service users may ask for specific titles, or our staff members can select items which match your preferences (for example, mystery books on CD). Items are delivered and picked up on the alternating Wednesdays of each month. For more information about VIP delivery, call us at 708-301-7908.