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Reference Department

Reference staff ready to answer patron questions

Located on the second floor, the reference desk handles requests for information   from the public. Staff provide ready reference as well as bibliographic instruction. Questions are handled in order of receipt and appointments are recommended for more detailed information needs. Detailed questions requiring specialized information are referred to the Shawnee Library System.

Online Catalog (OPAC)

 The staff also provides basic instruction for using the automated card catalog (OPAC) and registers users for the public Internet workstations.

Online Reference

The Library subscribes to several online databases, most of which can be accessed on the Internet outside of the library building. Patrons will need the 14 digit barcode number from their library cards to access these resources.

Public Internet Access

The library has seven (7) computers for public access to the Internet. Patrons will need a library card or a valid picture ID to use the Internet, for one time per day up to one(1) hour. Internet usage policy.

Textbooks

 High school text books and other reference books are available for in-house use. Textbooks for District 80 are availiable in the Junior Department.

Location & Hours

LOCATION
101 S. 7th St.
Mt Vernon, IL 62864
Phone: 618-242-6322
       or
            618-242-6323
    Fax: 618-242-0810


HOURS
Mon-Thurs 9 am-8 pm
Fri 9 am-5 pm
Sat 10 am-4 pm 
Sun 1-5pm

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