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New Catalog to Better Serve You

You'll notice a new look and some additional functions to our Library Catalog. The upgrade will offer a number of additional benefits for Library users.

  • Easily narrow searches by clicking specific choices on the Refine by bar on the left side of the page after entering a search.
  • The new Articles tab incorporates full-text articles matching searches without leaving the catalog. Article sources include the Chicago Tribune, national magazines (Gale), and the Encyclopedia Britannica.

    In response to your feedback, your Library barcode and password can once again be saved, making logging in to your Library account easier. You should be able to save your barcode and password in your browser.

    Anyone who needs assistance using the new catalog can feel free to stop at a Library reference desk, call 630-627-0316 or visit

  • Want to help?

    Planning for the Future!

    Interested in getting involved in the future of Helen Plum Library becoming a fully functional 21st Century public library? Send us an email and we will add you to the mailing list for updates and ways you can help! Email Us & Get Involved!

    Interested in serving on a Library Board Advisory Committee?

    District residents may apply to serve on the following:

    • Building and Grounds
    • Community Relations
    • Policy & Bylaws

    Click here for application and more information

    Upcoming Adult Programs

    Curious about using an eReader?

    Have you ever wondered if you would enjoy reading books electronically? Are you traveling and don’t want to pack a pile of books to read? We have the solution!

    The Library has eReaders (three Kindle Paperwhites, one Kindle Keyboard, and three Nook Simple Touch eReaders) available for checkout for adult cardholders. These devices are pre-loaded with current fiction and nonfiction bestsellers. Check them out to discover if you like this type of reading format or simply want a reading change of pace!

    eReaders may be checked out by Helen Plum Library patrons over the age of 18 with a valid HPL library card.

    Checkout time is three weeks and eReaders are not renewable. There is no grace period for returning eReaders to the Library.

    Come in and try them out!

    Never stop learning with our new Gale Courses!

    Whether you are looking for college-level professional development or personal enrichment, we offer a wide range of highly interactive, instructor led courses that you can take entirely online. As a library card holder in good standing, you are entitled to these courses at no cost. Courses run for six weeks and new sessions begin every month.

    Take a look at this new service on the “Careers & Education” section on our Research page or call the Adult Services Desk for more information.
    Check them out HERE

    Contact Us

    Tel (630) 627-0316
    Fax (630) 627-0336

    110 W. Maple Street
    Lombard, IL 60148

    Monday - Friday 9:00 - 9:00
    Saturday 9:00 - 5:00
    Sunday 1:00 - 5:00

    Send us an email!

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