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 janicefoley@riversidelibrary.org for more information or to request an application packet.

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 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's pass differs and indicates any restrictions that may apply. Passes 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.

Click here for a full listing of participating institutions, or call us for more information.

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.

It is recommended that all requestors seeking notary service call the Library prior to their visit to make sure that a notary is available at that time (708) 442-6366.

  • 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: informationservices@riversidelibrary.org