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Get a Passport
The Library processes passports every day of the week including Sundays! Apply for a new U.S. passport at the Passport Office on the Main Level. Click here for more information.
Explore More Illinois!
Explore More Illinois is a cultural pass program that provides discounts at museums, park districts, historical societies, zoos, arts centers, and more. It’s easy to use and free with your Niles-Maine library card. Attractions include Chicago Children's Museum and Discovery Center Museum. Click here to browse attractions and to make a reservation.
The Museum Adventure Pass program provides free admission or a special discount to 18 unique destinations in the Chicago area. Passes are available on a first come, first served basis at the KidSpace desk, and are limited to Niles cardholders. The passes must be picked up in person and cannot be held over the phone. Each pass is good for one week.
Some of the participating museums/cultural organizations include:
- Air Classics Museum
- Brookfield Zoo
- Cantigny Park
- Chicago Botanic Garden
- Illinois Railway Museum
- Legoland Discovery Center
- Mitchell Museum of the American Indian
- Naper Settlement
- Pleasant Home
Visit www.museumadventure.org to see the complete list, and for hours and directions.
Not sure which fiction book to read next? Let our fiction-savvy librarians give you a hand! Fill out a quick form here and one of our fiction experts will hand select titles for you.
Register to Vote
Do you need to register to vote? You can register at the Library!
- You must be 18 or older at the time of the election
- You must live in Illinois
- You must bring two pieces of identification that show your legal name. At least one must show your address. Some examples include: Illinois Driver's License, Illinois State ID, utility bill in applicant's name, mail postmarked to the applicant, or a lease.
Bring your identification to Patron Services and they will register you to vote.Voters Registration is Open in Cook County
Are you taking an online course or studying for an exam where you need someone to monitor your test? We can help you out!
Scheduling and Fees
This service is available free of charge to all patrons. Make an appointment by calling the Reference Desk at 847-663-6603. Please specify whether the exam is online or paper and its length. Exams need to be scheduled at least one week prior to the test date requested. Test proctoring is available Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
How Test Proctoring Works
Test-takers will need to present a photo ID. All exams will be held on the 3rd Floor of the Library.
Paper Exams: Email them to the proctor at: email@example.com.
Online Exams: You may take your test on your own computer or you may use a library computer.
Getting a Copy of the Exam to Us
If your school wants to send your exam directly to the Library, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or use this address:
Maryellen Essig, Reference Librarian
Niles-Maine District Library
6960 Oakton Street
Niles, IL 60714
Submitting Completed Exams
We can scan or fax your completed exam to the school or institution, or scan and email it. If you also need us to (snail) mail the test, you or the school/institution must provide an envelope and postage.
Get your documents notarized at no charge. Bring a photo ID and please do not sign the documents beforehand. We are unable to notarize real estate documents. If needed, please provide your own witnesses for your documents.
Call 847-663-1234 to confirm that a Notary is available before you come. Please call to schedule an appointment for documents requiring more than 25 notary stamps.
Maker Space & Digital Studio
Innovate, create, and, make in the Creative Studio! Use the 3D printer, embroider a dish towel, edit photos using Photoshop, and much more. Click here for more information about both spaces.
Takin' Care of Business
Get Expert Business Advice
Get free confidential guidance from a SCORE® mentor on every aspect of your business, from the basics of how to start, to growth, to analyzing productivity, and profitability improvements. For more information, call 224-372-3432 or visit click here.
Use a Computer
All computers have Internet access and Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher). Adult and Teen computers are located on the Lower Level. Computers for young kids are located in KidSpace on the First Floor.
Print and Copy
Print and copy stations are located throughout the Library. All copiers have the ability to print double-sided and oversize copies (legal and tabloid sizes). You may send print jobs from your laptop or mobile device.
Print posters, photographs, and banners using our Large Format Printer. Click here for more information.
Scan and Fax
Stations are located on the Lower Level and Third Floor. Scan documents to USB, email, or Google Drive, and fax documents.
Reserve a Room
We offer larger meeting rooms for Niles-Maine cardholders, residents, organizations, and companies located within the library district.
Our six study rooms are free of charge to use, can accommodate up to 6 people, and are booked in 2-hour blocks. The rooms are available on a first-come, first served basis with a registered library card.
To request a meeting or study room online, find information here.
Welcome to the United States
Improve your English speaking, reading, and writing skills. For more information, call the Oakton Community College ESL Department at 847-635-1426 or email email@example.com.
Prepare for the citizenship examination with a nine-week course of instruction in U.S. history and government. For more information, call Diana Allen from Oakton Community College at 847-376-7683.
ESL and Citizenship Classes are held at the Niles-Maine District Library in partnership with Oakton Community College.
For Older Adults
CJE SeniorLife Resource Counseling
For Adults Age 60 and Over, Their Families, and Caregivers
Get assistance selecting retirement benefits, social security, health insurance, and housing. Learn about Medicare, Medicaid, prescription drug plans, and more. For more information or to set up your appointment, call 773-508-1054.
Our friendly Outreach Department delivers books and more for free to Niles-Maine cardholders who are physically unable to come to the Library. For more information, call 847-663-6643 or click here.