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Additional Services

Get a Passport

The Niles-Maine District Library is an official Passport Acceptance Facility providing passport services for U.S. citizens in the area. 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.


Museum Pass

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 to see the complete list, and for hours and directions.

Book Concierge

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!

To register:

  • 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


Test Proctor

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:

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 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.


Notary Public

Do you have a document that needs to be notarized? The Library has several staff members licensed as Notary Publics. They are available during many of the hours the Library is open.

You may wish to call the Library at 847-663-1234 to confirm that a Notary is available before you come. Please remember to bring a photo ID and do not sign the document before you come. Unfortunately, we are not able to notarize any real estate documents pertaining to Cook County. If you will need witnesses when you get your document notarized, please bring them with you. Please call to schedule an appointment for documents requiring more than 25 notary stamps.