All Other Services

Passport

We offer passport processing services with no appointment necessary!
Monday – Thursday: 9:30 AM – 7:00 PM
Friday: 9:30 AM – 4:00 PM
Saturday: 9:30 AM – 1:00 PM

Please note: The passport application process will take from 20-60 minutes per applicant. To ensure there is ample time to complete the process, please arrive at least 30 minutes before the office closes. More time may be needed for complex cases involving citizenship, parental guardianship, or last-minute travel. In the event that a passport acceptance agent believes the process cannot be completed prior to the library closing, you may be requested to return at another time. For more information on passports and international traveling go to travel.state.gov.

Notary

Notary services are provided through the hours of:
Monday – Thursday: 9:30 AM – 8:00 PM
Friday: 9:30 AM – 4:00 PM
Saturday: 9:30 AM – 1:00 PM
Some evenings and Saturdays are available but call first. 708-748-4431.
Fee: $ 1.00 per signature.

  • Each person signing the document, including witnesses, must be present for us to notarize a signature.
  • The Notary must see you and your witnesses sign the documents. DO NOT sign them before coming to the Library.
  • You must bring a current, unexpired photo ID with your signature issued by a U.S. state or federal government such as a Driver’s License, State ID Card, U.S. Military Card, or U.S. Passport.
  • Witnesses must personally know the person whose document is being notarized and must be also have a current, unexpired photo ID as described above. The Library will not provide witnesses and witnesses may not be solicited from Library patrons or staff members.
  • Documents must be in English and must be completed with no blank lines.

Voter’s Registration

Voter registration is offered between 9 am – 4:30 pm in coordination with the Cook County Board of Elections. You can find the information you need to register at Cook County Clerks website. If you need any additional help contact the library or if you prefer a paper form contact the Administrative Office.

Laminating

Laminate paper up to 25 inches wide.
The fee: $ .50 per laminate foot.
There is generally a 48 hour turn around except on week-ends. Patrons will be notified at the time of drop off if the job will take longer.

Recycling Paper

We are now recycling paper again! The paper bin is located outside the library in the School Ave parking lot. Also check our event calendar for our big paper shredding events.

Proctoring

As part of its mission to support lifelong learning, MAPLD’s Adult Services Department provides proctoring services for students enrolled in distance education courses and for testing required for career advancement. A $20 fee for proctoring is payable at the time the exam is scheduled. The school or the student is responsible for providing a properly addressed envelope with sufficient postage for returning the exam to the school.

More About Proctoring

Tax Resources Information

There are numerous free options available for taxpayers to obtain tax products, tax preparation and assistance in filing their tax returns:

  • Forms and instructions are available online.
  • The library will have paper copies of a limited number of popular forms available for free. We may also have a master book of current federal forms available for reproduction. Library staff can assist you in finding and printing tax forms, although legal and ethical codes prohibit staff from giving income tax advice or opinions. Normal printing and copy fees will apply to all tax forms printed from the internet or photocopied. (Some printed forms may not be available until late February.)
  • Depending on your age or income, you may be eligible for free tax preparation services — see specific information below.

The IRS will begin accepting tax returns on Jan. 28. The deadline to file this year is April 15. Individual and business taxpayers no longer receive paper income tax packages in the mail from the IRS. The IRS has taken this step because of the continued growth in electronic filing and the availability of free options to taxpayers, as well as to help reduce costs.

More about Tax Resources Information

Museum Passes

How to check out a Museum Adventure Pass 

Start your adventure by visiting
museumadventure.org at the library’s public computers or on your home computer. The website provides details about each museum, with important information for planning a successful visit.

  1. Check out a Museum Adventure Pass using your library card at your home library.
    Libraries have a limited number of passes for each participating organization. Passes are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Passes cannot be reserved or checked out online or on the phone. We look forward to your library visit!
  2. One Museum Adventure Pass may be checked out per family, per loan period.
    The loan period is SEVEN DAYS. Admission offers vary per museum. If no admission is charged, another special discount will be available. Details can be found at museumadventure.org.
  3. Passes are typically limited to general admission.
    Each organization’s listing at museumadventure.org gives specific dates when passes cannot be used, and other restrictions that may apply.

Find a list of libraries and museums near you on the Museum Adventure site here.

Homebound Delivery Services

MAPLD provides delivery services to patrons who live in the Village of Matteson and are homebound, either temporarily due to illness or injury, or permanently due to disability, age or other transportations issues.

Must have current valid MAPLD library card and may request the delivery services from the Customer Services department.

Patrons registered for delivery services may request materials via phone call to Adult Services, via email to Adult Services, or they may request their own materials online via the SWAN catalog.

Materials checked out are loaned out for a two week period, and items are renewable. There are no late fees for homebound patrons, but material lost or damaged will be billed to the patron and the patron will be responsible to pay for the lost or damaged items.

Deliveries are made on a weekly basis, according to the delivery driver’s schedule. Currently (4/2019) this is still being done on Thursday mornings. The driver will call the patron to notify them that deliveries are being done to make sure that the patron will be at home to receive the items.