CSAGSI Paul M. Nemecek Genealogy Collection

The Czech & Slovak American Genealogy Society of Illinois maintains a genealogy research collection with a focus on Czech and Slovak books and materials at the Riverside Public Library. Located on the lower level, the collection is available to the public all hours the library is open. Volunteers are available to help Tuesdays, Thursdays, and the second and fourth Saturday of the month from 10 AM to 2 PM. Items in the collection may only be used in the library.

For additional information, visit the CSAGSI online or contact info@csagsi.org

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Olmsted Collection

The Frederick Law Olmsted Society of Riverside has established a permanent collection of books and materials relevant to Frederick Law Olmsted and his works at the Riverside Public Library. The collection contains materials by and about Olmsted, his work, American landscape architecture and design, as well as books about Riverside history and development. Some items in the collection may be checked out. Rare materials may only be used in the library.

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Riverside Authors

Local authors are invited to donate a copy of their book to be included in the our Riverside Authors Collection. These books are located in our Quiet Reading Room overlooking the river, and may be checked out. Contact the library director for more information: janicefoley@riversidelibrary.org


Local History

The library maintains a collection of books and materials about the history of Riverside, Cook County, and Illinois. Materials include but are not limited to books, historical files, and local newspapers on microfilm going back to 1912. Most materials are for in library use only, but some books circulate.


Contact the Information Services Department for more information. informationservices@riversidelibrary.org
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)