Plainfield Public Library District

Reference & Reader Services Department

Reference & Reader Services Department staff members can answer your questions:

  • In person, at the reference desk on the upper level of the Library
  • Over the phone at 815-327-2515
  • Via email at reference@plainfieldpubliclibrary.org  (Staff will respond to your question within 24 hours on days the Library is open.)
  • Via Text A Librarian:
    Text-a-LibrarianText askppl to 66746 to ask a question.
    Questions received after hours will be answered the following day.

Located on the upper level of the Library, the department features:

  • Trained, professional reference staff members who can assist you with your questions, research projects, locating materials, using the public computers and other information needs
  • Fiction Collections, including: large print and foreign language fiction
  • Non-Fiction Collections, including: reference materials, local history, genealogy, oversized, foreign language and ELL materials
  • AV Collections, including: audiobooks, music CDs, feature films on DVDs, Blu-rays, Rokus
  • Graphic Novels
  • Magazines and newspapers
  • Technology, including:
    • 12 public computers with Windows 7, MS Office 2013 software and internet access
    • 2 mini Macs with OS X Mavericks, MS Office 2011 and internet access, 5 online catalog computer stations and 1 public reference station attached to a microfilm reader
    • Printers, a copier and a scanning station that also allows you to scan to fax
    • eReaders, tablets and Rokus to check out

Resources and Services include:

815-436-6639
15025 S. Illinois St. Plainfield, Illinois