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Frequently Asked Questions
How Do I Suggest A Purchase?
If you would like to suggest a purchase, please fill out the form
How Do I Get Inter-Library Loans?
If there is an item in another library that you are interested in and you have an Antioch library card, we can have the item sent to us through inter-library loan.
The only restrictions on interlibrary loan are as follows:
• We cannot order items that are less than six months old and may not be able to get items older than that if they are too popular. In most cases we purchase these items for our own collection rather than borrow them.
• Requests are limited to 10 per week per patron.
• As with any borrowing privileges, patrons must be in good standing with us in order to borrow from another library.
We cannot guess when an inter-library loaned item will come in, as it depends entirely on the lending library. We do ask that patrons follow up with requests if they have not heard back within two weeks of placing the request.
Once we've received an item, most materials except videos are loaned for two weeks; most videos for one week. Again, it depends on the lending library.
You Can Now Order ILL Books From Home
How to Request an Item through Interlibrary Loan:
• You must have an Antioch library card in order to place interlibrary loans. In addition, you must have a pin number set up in circulation.
• Go to www.apld.info. Click on the "Virtual Services" link.
• Enter your library barcode and pin number. Choose Worldcat-OCLC from the alphabetic list on this page.
• Search for the item you wish to request. When you are in the record for the item, click on the "Borrow this Item from Another Library" link.
• Fill in the required fields and click "Submit".
If you would like, you can set up a Worldcat user account at the My Account link at the top of the page. When you do this, it will automatically fill in the request form for you, and you will be able to track the status of the request when you are logged in.
How Do I Find Employment Opportunities?
Employment Opportunities and Applying For Employment
To apply for employment with the Antioch Public Library District, please complete the following:
to download the employment application.
(NOTE: Do not fill out the form while viewing the PDF in your web browser. Please download the PDF first and open the downloaded copy.)
2. Open the PDF file on your computer, fill out the form in the PDF and save it.
to email the application back for consideration.
You may also complete steps 1 and 2 above and print, instead of saving the PDF and deliver it in person, or just download and print the blank form and complete it by hand before delivering it in person.
Applications mailed or delivered by hand should be directed to Jennifer Drinka.
Currently Taking Applications For:
Children's Services Associate - Taking Applications Now
The Children’s Services Associate, under the supervision of the Head of Children’s Services, is a full-time position that assists children and their parents/caregivers in using the Library. To see a copy of the full job descriptions
. Send a completed application, resume and cover letter to
Kim Zupkoff, Head of Children's Services
Substitute Openings - Taking Applications Now
The Antioch Public Library District is open to the public seven days a week throughout the year. In order to best serve our patrons, we need to have our service desks fully staffed during all hours of operations with well-trained employees. The substitute position is important, providing the on-call help necessary to accomplish this need. As such, on-call employees will receive instruction in multiple departmental procedures, should expect to be available for contact, and asked to work a wide variety of odd hours at our convenience. Applicants should be available most shifts, and six of seven days of the week.
Please direct application/resume to:
Page Position applications are taken year round and are held on file for two years from date of submission. Return completed Page Position applications to the Circulation Desk.
How Do I Get A Library Card
To obtain a library card, you must live in the Antioch Library District. You will need to present one of the following as proof of identification:
• Illinois Driver's License
• Illinois State ID
• Student ID
To verify Antioch Library District residency, you may also need to present one of the following:
• Real Estate Tax Bill
• Utility Bill
• Recent Dated Rent Receipt
• Current Voter's Registration
• Recent High School Report Card
Only the parent or legal guardian may register a child under 18.
We look forward to serving you.
How Do I Get My PIN Number
Visit our Circulation Desk and establish your own PIN number. By Default, your PIN number is the last 4 digits of your library card number. With a PIN number, you will be able to access your account online—day or night! If you forget your PIN, you will need to come into the library with your library card or ID so we can change it for you.
How Do I Use The Wireless Internet
Most devices will simply require you to connect to our open network. If you have any issues, please read the information below.
Virtually any device that has a wireless network card can be used, whether it be a phone, laptop, tablet, etc. Simply turn on your Wi-Fi and your device will see our wireless network, choose the APLD network, wait for it to connect and you are ready to go!
How Do I Submit A 3D Print Job Online
Submit A 3D Print Job
for more information on what type of file we can accept and more.
for the online submission form.
How Do I Use The Wireless Printing
How Does It Work?
Simply go to this web site,
, from any PC with Internet Access and send your print jobs to our coin operated printers. Select the black or color printer, indicate what you want to print, send the job to the processor, click print and within 45 seconds the jobs show up on the print release stations in the library.
Where Can I Pick Up My Prints?
Walk over to one of the 2 coin operated print release stations in the library. One is upstairs by the circulation desk as you walk in, the other is downstairs in the adult lab. Enter the name you used on the website on the touch pad to find your prints, insert the appropriate dollar amount and take your prints. Color pricing is 50¢ a page, black is 10¢ a page.
How Do I Reserve A Meeting Room
to find all information required for reserving a room.
How Do I Make A Memorial/Gift Book Request?
A special way to mark an occasion or to honor a loved one's passing is to purchase a book in their honor for the library. Donors can fill out this
letting us know who or what the book is honoring, how much they’d like spent, and suggestions for subject matter, if desired. Staff at the library will find the perfect book(s) for the request and bill the donor after purchasing. Once the book is ordered and processed, a book plate will be placed in the front of the book with the honoree's name.
How Do I Access E-Books
offers download of Kindle and ePub e-books as well as mp3 and wma audiobooks. It is compatible with most e-readers and Android devices. You will need a current Antioch District Library card in good standing as well as a PIN number in order to download books. PIN numbers can be set up in person at the library. When you go to MyMediaMall it is important to Sign In first with your library card and PIN number, as you will then see all the content that is available to you.
How Do I Renew And Place Holds On Items
If you already have something checked out, you might be able to renew it online or you can call our Circulation Desk during normal business hours to extend your due date. You can renew materials a total of two times—as long as no one else has them on hold!
You can place holds at the library during normal business hours, or log into your account online to place a hold. While searching our online catalog,if you find something you like, put it on hold. If the materials are in the library, we will call you when they are ready to be picked up. If something is already checked out, we will call you when it is returned. If an item is "In Processing," please call the Adult Reference staff. These items are not immediately available. Please call us directly to see if the item is available.
Sign Up For E-Mail Reminders
Log into your account on our website to add your email address to your account. Then, we can send you reminders on when your items are due. It's that easy.
Missed The Due Date
No problem. You can come in and pay your fines at the circulation desk.
How Do I Get To The Library
Visiting the Library
We are located on Route 83 (Main St.) in Antioch, Illinois, about 1 mile from the Illiniois/Wisconsin border.
• From Wisconsin: Take Route 83 south.
• From the East: Take Route 173 west to Route 83 (Main St.). Take Route 83 north.
• From the West: Take Route 173 east to Route 83 (Main St.). Take Route 83 north.
• From the South: Take Route 83 north OR take Route 59 to Route 173. Take 173 east to 83 (Main St.). Take 83 north.
• The public parking lot is on the north side of the building.