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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. Get free admission or a special discount, depending on the location, at participating museums and cultural institutions. Come by the library for a
Museum Adventure pass if you're looking to explore destinations throughout the Chicago suburbs. Use your library card and PIN to reserve an Explore More Illinois pass online for state-wide destinations.

Note: Passes can be checked out through your home library; Each museum's pass differs and indicates any restrictions that may apply; Passes are available on a first-come, first-served basis; One Museum Adventure pass may be checked out per museum, per person or family member, per loan period; Explore More Illinois allows for 3-active passes at a time.

Museum Adventure Pass
Explore More Illinois

Notary Service

The Library does not charge a fee for notary public services to Riverside residents. If you are not a Riverside resident, there is a $1.00 charge per notary signature.


Notary Services are not available at all times. Call (708)442-6366 to check availability.

  • Notary service is not available 15 minutes before the library closes.

  • 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.

  • Notaries public cannot certify true copies of passports or drivers licenses.

  • Notary service is not available for mortgages or other real estate closing documents.

  • Certain public documents cannot be copied and notarized. Examples of these are birth certificates, death certificates and marriage certificates.

  • The Library does not provide witnesses and witnesses may not be solicited from staff or patrons 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.

  • Notaries will not provide service if the requestor, document or circumstance of the request for notary public service raises any issue of authenticity, ambiguity, doubt or uncertainty for the Library. In this event, the notary public may, at his/her sole discretion, decline to provide notary public service.

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:

Scanning and Faxing

Scanning and faxing are available for free at our public copier.

Homebound Service


Through a partnership with People Care Inc., homebound library services are available to Riverside residents who are over 60 and physically unable to visit the Library in person. Library staff will select books, movies and other materials for those registered for the service. Volunteers with People Care Inc. will provide delivery and pickup of library materials. Please contact Janice Foley at for more information or to request an application packet.

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