Library Services

Library Computers

Laptop and desktop computers are available for Internet, Word Processing, and more.

Learn more about our computers here.

Wireless Internet

Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the library for laptops and other personal devices.

The Wi-Fi network is titled “npl.”  There is no password required and you should be able to connect easily.

Fax Machine

The library offers a self-serve fax machine, which you can find near the Reference Desk.

You can use your credit card or purchase a Fax Cash card at the Front Desk.

Rates are $1.75 for the first page and $1.00 for each additional page if you are faxing domestically.

If you are faxing internationally, the rates are $3.95 for the first page and $3.45 for each additional page.

Notary Services

The library offers free Notary services.

Several staff members are Notary Publics and we try to have at least one available whenever the library is open.

Staff schedules change, though, so it is best to call ahead at 309-452-1757 to make sure that someone will be here to help you when you plan to come. If your documents require witnesses, you will be required to bring witnesses with you. Library staff are not available to serve as witnesses.

Please note: Library notaries will not notarize documents of conveyance for qualifying residential real property located in Cook County, government I-9 forms, nor can the library provide an Apostille.

Weekdays from 9:00 to 12:00 and 2:00 to 5:00 are the times when we are most likely to have a Notary Public available. Always call ahead, please.

3D Printing

Use the library’s 3D printer for free! Create your own design or find a fair use design on the internet. Items should be 3″ by 3″ by 3″ or smaller. Save the design in .STL format to a USB drive and submit it at the Front Desk with this request form.

For a further information, please read our policy.

Offsite Book Drops

The library offers five off-site bookdrops that are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Find more information and the locations of the book drops here.

Community Room

The Community Room is a large multipurpose room on the lower level of the library that is available to the public.

Find more information and fill out an application to use the Community Room here.

Children’s Department Services

The Children’s Department offers various services from tours to community programming and more.

Find out more about what our Children’s Department offers here.

Library Cards

Anyone who lives in Normal can get a library card. Bloomington residents may register their Bloomington Public Library card here, thereby allowing check out of Normal Public Library materials.

Learn more about your library card here.

Your Online Account

You can access your online account 24 hours a day and use it to see what you have on your account, renew books, place holds, and more.

Learn more about your online account here.

Services for Teachers

Our Children’s Department offers excellent services for teachers, including site visits, library tours, and more.

Learn more about our teacher services here.