Services

Computers and Printing
The library provides public computers with filtered internet access, as well as computers with Microsoft Office products. Wireless internet access is also available. The cost to print is 10¢ a page for black and white and 50¢ a page for color.

You can also print remotely  from your phone, computer or mobile device. Regular printing charges apply.
Everyone who uses a library computer must follow our policy regarding computer and Internet use.

Copying, Faxing and Scanning
The charge for black and white photocopies is 10¢ per page and 50¢ per page for color copies. The cost to send or receive a fax is 50¢ per page. Scanning is available free of charge.

Curbside Pickup Service
Curbside pickup service is available any time the library is open. Holds can be placed online through the catalog or by contacting the library at 815-344-0077 or via email to curbside@johnsburglibrary.org. Once you are notified that your items are ready simply come to the library, call us when you arrive and we will bring your items to your car.

Exam Proctoring
The library proctors exams at no charge. You do not need to be a resident of Johnsburg or have a library card in order to have an exam proctored. The library can provide a desktop or laptop computer when necessary to complete an exam. Students needing an exam proctored must contact library director Beth Ryan by phone at 815-344-0077 or by email to bryan@johnsburglibrary.org to arrange a mutually convenient day and time for testing.

Homebound Delivery
We offer at-home delivery of library materials to our patrons who are unable to visit the library due to a temporary or long-term health-related condition. This service is provided free of charge for Johnsburg Public Library cardholders, and includes material selection, delivery, and pickup. If you are interested in this service, please contact us at
815-344-0077.

Illinois State Library Services
The Illinois State Library provides you with services directly, through us, and in cooperation with other agencies.

Talking Book and Braille Service Provides audiobooks and Braille texts to residents who are blind, visually handicapped, or have other physical limitations or a reading disability.

Find-It! Illinois A portal for the State Library’s online services, including the Illinois Government Information search engine, Illinois Digital Archives and Digital Illinois collections, Illinois Center for the Book/Illinois Authors, and more.

Interlibrary Loan If you need a book, DVD, or other item that we don’t have, ask us to borrow it from another library for you. You can request an item in person, by phone at 815-344-0077, or by email to curbside@johnsburglibrary.org.

Library Cards
Library cards are provided free of charge to all residents of our district, as part of your tax-supported library services. Your card gives you borrowing privileges here and at most public libraries in Illinois, access to special online resources, and more. Click here to learn how to get a library card.

Library of Things The Library of Things service supports lifelong learning and creativity. Adult cardholders can borrow these practical, hands-on items to learn new skills, explore areas of interest, or help with everyday tasks. The loan period is one week for all Things with an option to renew for an additional week, if there are no holds. Browse the collection here.

Meeting Room
The use of the library’s meeting room is free to non-profit groups for educational, cultural, and civic purposes, provided such meetings are open to the general public. For-profit groups may use the room upon payment of $50 per meeting. The meeting room must be booked in person and a room reservation form must be signed. Any group wishing to use the Community Room must agree to follow library policies.

Notary Services
The library provides basic notary services at no charge. You do not need to be a resident of Johnsburg or have a library card in order to receive notary services. Persons wishing to use this service are advised to call the library first at 815-344-0077 to ensure that a notary is available and can fulfill their notary needs.

Paper Recycling
Paper recycling receptacles are located in the library’s front parking lot nearest the Fairview Drive entrance. Cardboard is not permitted.

PrairieCat App
Access your library account and more with the PrairieCat mobile app, available through GooglePlay and the Apple Store. Search the library catalog and reserve items; manage holds, checkouts and more.

Remote Printing Click here to send a print job from your phone, home computer, or other device to be picked up at the library. Regular printing charges apply.

Voter Registration
Library staff can register you to vote anytime during regular library hours, in accordance with the time periods allowed for registering. You will need two forms of identification, one of which must include an applicant’s current McHenry County residence address.

WiFi Hotspots
Hotspots provide patrons with free internet service, at home or on the go. Any person over the age of 18 possessing a valid library card may check out a hotspot for a 7-day period. There is a limit of 1 hotspot per household and no renewals are permitted. Hotspots may be placed on hold but will not be reserved for a specific date. Patrons checking out a hotspot are required to sign a usage waiver each time they borrow a device.