Frequently Asked Questions

  • How Do I Suggest A Purchase?

    If you would like to suggest a purchase, please fill out the form Here
  • How Do I Get Inter-Library Loans?

    Inter-Library LoansIf 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 HomeHow 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:
         1. Click Here 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.
         3. Click Here 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:

3D Printer

APLD now has a 3D Printer! Users can create a 3D object and submit it to the library to have it printed. Compatible software is installed on the computers in both the adult and children's labs to use to create an object to print. Our printer uses PLA filament which is very sturdy and biodegradable.

Please read our 3D Printer Policy before submitting an object to ensure we will print your project.

A few general guidelines to know when submitting a project:

  • Files must be saved in the .STL format in order for our machine to print them.
  • Objects can be no larger than: 9" wide x 5.9" deep x 5.5" high (230mm wide x 150 mm deep x 140 mm high).
  • Files must be submitted via email, SD card, or USB drive. We are not responsible for any loss of information, loss of the drive/card, or damage incurred if you leave your personal SD card or USB drive in the library's possession.
  • The printer will only print objects in a single color
  • Projects will need to have a printing time of 4 hours or less.
  • Cost per project is based on the number of meters of filament used on the print job and the current market price of filament.
  • Projects are printed on a first come, first served basis and will be coordinated by the Antioch District Library staff. When your project is printed successully and ready for pickup, library staff will contact you.
Submit 3D Print

Roku Sticks

APLD has added a new way for you to watch movies! The library is now circulating Roku Sticks. The Roku's are preloaded with many movie titles the library owns and Netflix. Currently we have eight Roku Sticks preloaded with Adult and Juvenile movies (Ratings from G - R) and two Roku Sticks preloaded with Juvenile movies (Rated G, PG, and TV-Y).

  • Borrowers must be 18 years or older.
  • Hold a valid Antioch District Library card.
  • Borrowers may only borrow one Roku at a time.
  • Borrower must have a high-speed Wifi connection at home to use a Roku Stick.
  • Borrower must have a TV with an HDMI port to use a Roku Stick.

Connect to WiFi

APLD offers free, open Wi-fi for any device that has a wireless network card. Simply enable the DHCP capability in the TCP/IP settings and have the device obtain an IP automatically and your device will recognize our wireless system, called APLD. The wireless network is available only during business hours of the library.

Wireless Printing

The library offers wireless printing from any device with Internet access. From a computer, click to submit your print jobs to our coin operated printers. Select the black or color printer, enter your name to identify your print jobs, 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.

Accessing Your Print Job

Walk over to one of the 2 coin operated print release stations in the library, enter the name you used above, select your print job, enter the appropriate money and take your prints. Printing in black only is $.10 per page and color printing is $0.50 per page. Wireless printing does not offer double-sided jobs.

Need to print from your phone or tablet? No problem!

Android and Apple both offer a PrinterOn App. For instructions on using the apps, following the directions provided below.

Apple Instructions

Android Instructions

Computer Labs

  • We provide two computer labs, one for adults/teens located on the lower level and one for children on the main floor in the Children’s Department.
  • There is a one hour time limit on all computers. If no one is waiting, time can be extended in 30 minute increments.
  • Users should bring a flash drive to save their work.
  • 8 GB Flash Drives may be purchased from the Circulation Desk on the main floor for $4.00. Size and price of flash drives fluctuates with the current market.
  • Upon reboot of any public use computer, any work not saved to removable media, browsing history, etc. will be deleted from the computer and cannot be restored. We ask our patrons to please save their work and save often.
  • Filters are in place on all public use computers. Only patrons 18 years old or older using the Adult Lab may request to have the filter turned off while they are using the computer.
  • All public use computers have antivirus software installed for browsing security.

Adult/Teen Computer Lab

The Adult Computer Lab has 14 computers plus 1 computer available for use in a private study room. Several lab computers also have flatbed scanners attached. Young children are not permitted in the Adult/Teen Computer Lab. If you have small children and need to use a computer, we will be happy to let you into the study room with the computer.

Software installed on the Adult Lab Computers include:

  • Multiple Internet browsers
  • Microsoft Office 2010
  • Open Office
  • Adobe Reader
  • Picasa
  • Adobe Photoshop Elements 12
  • Winway Resume
  • Gimp 2
  • Blender
  • Kodu
  • Windows Movie Maker
  • Aptana Studio 3
  • Notepad ++
  • Comic Life
 

APLD offers computer classes for free in various programs throughout the year and one-on-one help from our Computer Coaches. To find out what we are offering, visit the Events Calendar and signup today!

Children’s Computer Lab

Located on the main floor in the Children’s Department, it is available for children under age 13. Our internet filtering software blocks many inappropriate sites, but does not replace parental judgment and what each family considers suitable for each child. Children under the age of 6 must have a caregiver assist them.

Software installed on the Children's Lab Computers include:

  • Multiple Internet browsers
  • Microsoft Office 2010
  • Open Office
  • Adobe Reader
  • Blender
  • Gimp 2
  • Scratch 2
  • Kodu
  • Alice 3
  • Audacity

The Children’s Lab also contains four iPads for Early Literacy use. The iPads are preloaded with many Early Literacy themed apps picked by the Children's Department staff and appropriate for ages 5 and younger.

Netbooks

Netbooks are available for check out at the Adult Reference desk for use within the building to Antioch Public Library District cardholders over the age of 18. Borrowers must show an ID and library card to check out a netbook. Netbooks can be used all day during library business hours.

Software available on the netbooks include:

  • Microsoft Office 2010
  • Internet access with multiple browser choices
  • Skype
  • Various 3D model building software: TinkerCAD, 123D Design, SketchUp, Meshmixer, FreeCAD
  • Adobe Reader

When netbooks are rebooted any work saved locally, browsing history, etc. is deleted off the machine. Antivirus software is installed on the netbooks for browsing security.

Scanning Station

APLD has a Scanning Station located on the lower level of the library outside the adult lab. The scanning station includes a flatbed book scanner with a beveled edge to allow for books to lay flat and a single sheet scanner that can scan up to 20 pages double-sided.

  • Scans can be done in black or color and can be saved in various formats.
  • Users can scan to e-mail, fax, printer, Google Drive, USB Drive, or Smartphone/Tablet.
  • Scan to fax is $1.00 per page.
  • Scan to printer is $.10 for black per page and $.50 for color per page.
  • Scanning to any other method is free.

E-Readers

APLD offers Kindle Paperwhite eReaders to Antioch District Library cardholders to check out and take home. These Kindle Paperwhites are preloaded with titles purchased by the library. Patrons can read from the selection preloaded or download a book from MyMediaMall. Borrowers must be 18 years old and have an Antioch District Library card. The Kindle Paperwhites circulate for two weeks and can be renewed if no one else is waiting. Paperwhites are also available with teen titles and childrens titles preloaded.

Digital Microfilm/fiche Reader

In our history room on the lower level, we also have a Microfiche Viewer available for use. The library has reels of film from Antioch News and Antioch Review newspapers for the years 1888-2008 (some editions may be missing). Users are able to print articles found on the film.

Most of these newspapers are also online at Archive.org.

Faxing

The library has two faxing capable machines available for public use. One machine is located on the main floor right inside the entrance. The second machine is located on the lower level just outside the adult lab, also known as the Scan Station. Faxing from either location is $1.00 per page.

Mobile Hotspots

APLD is now circulating Mobile Hotspot units for you to use anywhere! Service is provided over Verizon’s network.  Connect up to 10 devices at once including your laptop, smartphone, tablet, or any other device with WiFi capabilities to get Internet access.  Use it at home or on the road!

  • Borrowers must be 18 years or older.
  • Hold a valid Antioch District Library card.
  • Borrowers may only borrow one Mobile Hotspot unit at a time.
  • Devices will check out for three weeks at a time and are renewable if no one is waiting.

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