Posts tagged with "Library News"

Posted by daccurso on 11/10/11
Beginning December 12, we will be unveiling a new and improved library catalog with features you've been asking for. Here are some of the improvements that will make using the catalog even easier:
  • You will be able to create your own username and password instead of using your library card number. 
  • Once you are logged in, you will stay logged in.
  • You can keep a wish list of items you want to check out.
  • It will be easier to place holds and renew items


Posted by daccurso on 12/04/09
Mango, our online database for language instruction, now offers 23 more languages. To find it, just click on Mango on the World Languages page. If you just need to learn some basic words and phrases for an upcoming business trip or vacation and don't have much time, click on Mango Basic. With Mango Basic, you can learn: Arab (Leventine), Chinese (Mandarin), Dari, Farsi, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Pashto, Portuguese (Brazil), Russian, Spanish (Latin America), Tagalog, Thai, Turkish, Urdu and Vietnamese. It also offers ESL courses in French, German, Italian Russian, Mandarin and Cantonese Chinese, Greek, Japanese, Arabic, Korean, and Vietnamese. To use Mango, you must be an A.H. cardholder.
Posted by lmulford on 06/17/13

Check out our new location for community information just inside the Dunton Street entrance on the wall near the Cardinal Room. We have many free community resources available to our customers such as consumer information, local bus schedules, and publications like the Windy City Times and Senior News.

Posted by daccurso on 05/21/10
Beginning June 1, the Library and its grounds will be smoke free.  While smoking  is currently not allowed in the Library, customers had been allowed to smoke outside of the building. This change is part of an update to the Library's Code of Conduct which was put in place to "provide and ensure a welcoming environment, including quiet areas for study and work."  New signs indicating this change will go up on June 1 in the parking lots and near Library entrances.
Posted by daccurso on 02/16/12

Now you can print from anywhere using the library's new wireless printing service. Send us documents from your computer, your phone, your tablet, then come to the library to pick them up. It costs just 5¢ for a black & white page and 50¢ for a color copy.
Learn more about this convenient new service.


Posted by daccurso on 01/14/12

The new catalog is here! To access your account and take full advantage of the catalog's great new features, you need to create a new username and password. The classic catalog is no longer available, so be sure to set up your new account today.
Here's what you can do with it:
  • Create your own username and password
  • Log in and stay logged in
  • Set your usual pickup location for holds
  • Create and save lists (wish lists)
  • Tagging, rating and reviewing is integrated in your account
  • Place holds more easily
  • Easier renewals and freezes
  • Save searches
Create your new account now.

Posted by daccurso on 03/29/11
As newspapers begin to charge for their online versions, consider reading them on the Library's website. Not only do we have links to individual newspapers, but we also offer ProQuest Newsstand, a database which gives you access to newspapers all over the country: Chicago Tribune (1989-current), Wall Street Journal (2009-current), New York Times (1980-current), Boston Globe (1987-current), and much more.
You can find links to individual newspapers and to ProQuest Newsstand on our Research page. Click on databases, then newspaper articles to select the one you wish to read.
Please call the Answer Center, 847-506-2633, with additional questions.

Posted by daccurso on 12/21/11

Beginning January 1, notary service will no longer be available at the library. If you require this service, contact the Reception Desk, 847-392-0100, for a listing of nearby locations that offer it.

Posted by daccurso on 04/06/11
How well you know your town? Friday afternoons on Facebook, look for our "Peg the Pic" photo of the week and see if you know where it is. It could be in the Library or anywhere in Arlington Heights. Post your guesses on the Library's Facebook page.

Posted by lmulford on 04/20/12

There was something for everyone at Poetry Night at the library. In honor of National Poetry Month, the library hosted three poets with vintage typewriters who created one-of-a-kind poems on the spot for library visitors. There was also a poetry performance with music, magic, and juggling. Check out the library's extensive poetry collection. There's something for everyone!