Study Room Policy

STUDY ROOM POLICY

The Richton Park Public Library District has 5 study rooms intended for private study for the public by small groups or individuals.  There are (2) rooms in Youth Services & Teen and (3) rooms in Adult Services.

Room Reservation:

  1. Study Room Sign-in: Individuals/groups must sign-up with staff at the Youth or Adult Services desk to reserve a Study Room in person.
  2. Study Rooms are First Come, First Serve:
    1. Study Rooms may be reserved by a particular group or individual only one time per day. Rooms will be monitored for noise and overuse.
    2. Each room will be reserved for one hour with a maximum of two hours. Time may be extended at the discretion of staff, if there is no one else waiting.  Additional time will be in one-hour increments.
  3. ID Requirements for Study Room Use: Photo ID (Driver's License, State ID or Veteran's ID), School ID, or Library Card will be acceptable forms of identification. ID will be held until the small group or individual’s use of the room is completed.

Adult Services Study Rooms:

  1. Study Room 1 is a 5-person room and Study Rooms 2 & 3 are 4-person rooms.  Staff will enforce these limits.
  2. The Adult Service Study Rooms are for use by Adults and High School students.
  3. Special requests to use the Youth Study Rooms will be considered.

Youth Services Study Rooms:

  1. Study Rooms 4 & 5 are 4-person rooms. Staff will enforce these limits.
  2. These study rooms are for use for High School, Middle School, and Younger Aged Children.
  3. Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by a designated caregiver.

Room Usage:

  1. The Patron Code of Conduct applies to all Study Room users (including, but not limited to):

a. No moving furniture into and out of the room or no misuse of furniture in any way (ie: sitting or lying on the tables; feet on the chairs & table; lying on the floor…)
b. No outside food and only covered beverages are allowed in the Study Rooms.
c.
No exchanging money for services and other business transactions.
d. 
No solicitation
e. 
No viewing or displays 
f. Cell phone conversations must be keep to a minimum with your voice lowered.
g. 
Constant behavior warnings will result in loss of privileges

    2. After Study Room Usage:

a. Personal belongings left behind are not the responsibility of the library.

b. Debris & garbage left behind may cause loss of privileges.

c. Damage to the room or furniture may result in repair/ replacement charges and loss of privileges.

3. Please Sign-Out: A staff member will check the room to insure a good condition before releasing the ID.

Updated: June 2015

Proctoring

The Richton Park Public Library provides exam proctoring services
by appointment only.  
Proctoring is not available on Saturdays and Sundays.

​What We Do

Verify student IDs.

Present exam materials.

Review exam instructions.

Monitor students from a distance

Monitor the exam time.

Fees

There is no fee for the proctoring service itself.

Exams

Online exams can be proctored.

Exams are conducted in one of our 5 study rooms depending on availability. 
We cannot guarantee a private study room when taking a test.

Paper exams that are mailed or emailed to us can be proctored.

Completed exams can be scanned and emailed as attachments.

To schedule an exam

Please contact the Adult Services Department to setup an exam time.  
Availability is limited based on Staff time.

Once your exam has been scheduled, it is your responsibility to make
arrangements with your testing institution to send exam materials/passwords
to the proctoring site.

Please notify the proctoring site regarding any changes that develop.

What's Happening at the Library

  • Summer Reading Club 2015

    Join us this summer for our Summer Reading Club!

    Children, Teens, and Adults can ALL sign up for the summer reading program. There will be raffle prizes for all ages and family-friendly programs. Kick off the summer by coming to our special registration day! Those who sign up on Saturday, June 13th will get an awesome goody bag (while supplies last)!

    Summer Reading Kick-Off is Saturday, June 13th!

    How to Participate

    Youth Summer Reading Program - Every Hero Has A Story - Birth to 6th Grade

    Sign up starts Saturday, June 13th, 2015.

    Check out books from the Richton Park Public library and add them to your reading log.

    Bring your log into the library for prizes when you reach the reading checkpoints for your level.

    When you meet the reading goal for your level, you will receive an invitation to the end of Summer Reading Party! 

    For every book you read, fill out a raffle ticket for the chance to win one of our prizes.

    Teen Summer Reading Program - Unmask - 7th to 12th Grade

    Sign up Starts Saturday June 13th

    Check out books from the Richton Park Public library and add them to your reading log.

    Bring your log into the library for prizes when you reach the reading checkpoints for your level.

    When you meet the reading goal for your level, you will receive an invitation to the end of Summer Reading Party! 

    For every book you read, fill out a raffle ticket for the chance to win one of our prizes. 

    There will be a special end of the Summer Lock-In for those Teens that complete the Summer Reading Program! See Ms. Laura for more details.

    Adult Summer Reading Program - Escape the Ordinary

    Stop by the library and register to receive your reading log.

    Check out and enjoy at least 5 books, books on CD or eBooks and enter them onto your log.

    Enjoy a prize when you read 5, 10, 15, 20 & 25 books.

    Every 5 books read earns a raffle ticket for one of many prizes!! Drawings to take place at the end of the Summer.

    Be sure to check out the adult craft programs, other programs and book discussions taking place during the summer!

    Thank You to our sponsors for their generous donations:

    Barnes & Noble | Beggar's Pizza | Brookfield Zoo | Burger King | Children's Museum of Oak Lawn | Chicago Dough | Chicago Sky | Chicago White Sox | Culver's | DuPage Children's Museum | Legoland; Schaumburg | Morton Arboretum | Shedd Aquarium | Windy City Thunderbolts

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  • Summer Newsletter Now Available!!

    The Summer 2015 Newsletter is now available for viewing! Check it out!!

    Download the Summer 2015 Newsletter here (PDF)

  • Jr. Friends of the Library Yankee Candle Fundraiser

    yankee-candles-fundraiser

    Did you know that the Jr. Friends are also holding a
    Yankee Candle Fundraiser???

    Its true! You can come in and grab a catalog with all the
    ordering information, or you can order online and have shipped
    right to your home!

    Check out the link below! In the Yellow "start Shopping" box, be
    sure to put in Group Number "990076970" (no seller id needed)

    https://www.yankeecandlefundraising.com/store.htm

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