Test Proctoring

The Riverside Public Library offers free test proctoring during regular library hours. Contact the Information Services department to set up an appointment with a proctor: informationservices@riversidelibrary.org
Book Discussions

The Library hosts regular book discussions led by a librarian on staff. Copies of the book are available at the Information Services Desk. All are welcome and encouraged to attend. Check here for discussion dates and titles to be discussed.

The Library also provides services for local discussion groups. Request copies of your next book by contacting Patron Services at patronservices@riversidelibrary.org. Additionally, we would be happy to offer suggestions and recommend titles for your discussion group. Contact the Information Services department for recommendations at informationservices@riversidelibrary.org
Museum Passes

History and culture that excite and inspire, hands-on discovery that educates and entertains - all of these and more are waiting for you at the Riverside Public Library. Use your library card to receive a Museum Adventure Pass, and get free admission or a special discount, depending on the location, at 17 existing museums and cultural institutions throughout the Chicago area. Locations include:

  • Chicago Botanic Garden
  • Brookfield Zoo
  • Naper Settlement
  • Legoland Discovery Center
You must visit the Library to pick up a pass for the museum of your choice. Each museum contributes four passes each week, good for one to four free admissions depending on location. They are available on a first come, first served basis. All you need is a valid Riverside Public Library card. Note: You can only check out passes from your home library. One Museum Adventure Pass may be checked out per museum, per person or family member, per loan period. Passes cannot be reserved and must be requested in person.

For a full listing of participating institutions go to museumadventure.org, or call us for more information.
Newborn Books

For all new babies in Riverside, the Riverside Friends of the Library donate a board book to our collection with an included dedication. Request a Newborn book at the CYS desk or online.
Notary Service

The Riverside Public Library offers free limited notary public services for the benefit of Riverside residents. Non-residents will be charged a $1.00 fee per notary signature. It is recommended that all anyone seeking notary service call the Library beforehand to ensure that a notary is available at that time. (708)442-6366.

The following guidelines will be followed in the provision of notary service:

  • Notary service is provided on a first-come, first-served basis and is not available at all times.
  • The requestor must provide the notary with a valid form of photo identification, such as a current driver's license, military ID or passport.
  • The Library provides only basic notary public services.
  • Documents to be notarized must be in English.
  • Notary publics cannot certify true copies of driver's licenses or passports.
  • Notary service is not available for mortgages or other real estate closing documents.
  • The Library cannot notarize copies of certain public documents, such as birth certificates, death certificates and marriage certificates.
  • The Library does not provide witnesses and witnesses may not be solicited from staff or customers using the Library.  In order to serve as a witness, the witness must personally know the person whose document is being notarized and must be in possession of valid photo identification.
  • If the requestor, document or circumstance of the request raises an issue of authenticity, ambiguity, doubt or uncertainty, the notary public may decline service at his or her sole discretion.
Riverside Public Library
1 Burling Road, Riverside, IL 60546


Phone: 708-442-6366
Fax: 708-442-9462

Hours: 9-9 Monday - Thursday
            9-5 Friday & Saturday
            1-5 Sunday (Aug - May)