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Media On Demand

Visit Media On Demand to download audiobooks, ebooks, music and more from the comfort of your own home! Media On Demand is compatible with your iPad, Kindle, iPod, Sony Reader, Nook, and other portable devices. Browse available titles by format or genre, place holds on popular titles, check out, and download your selections all online! At Media on Demand for Kids, view our ebook collection for kids! Contact the Library with any questions at 708-366-5205 x 316.

SWAN catalog

Search the catalog here The River Forest Public Library is a member of the SWAN consortium. Through the SWAN catalog we are able to provide you access to a combined collection of 1.4 million unique titles of books, DVDs, blu-rays, audiobooks, ebooks, music CDs and more.

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New SWAN Catalog Coming in April 2015!

If you enjoy logging into your library account and using the catalog from anywhere, at any time, you’ll soon have a lot more to love! ¬†The RFPL, in cooperation with 76 Illinois libraries, will soon upgrade to a new and improved catalog system in April 2015!

Find out what’s to love.

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From the Board of the River Forest Library

The next Regular Meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, March 17th at 7:30 PM. The public is always invited to attend these meetings.

Statement of River Forest Library Board of Trustees to Development Review Board, 11/14/2014

New Book Alerts

Want a quick and easy way to know the newest books, DVDs, music and audiobooks purchased by the library? Check out our New Book Alerts!


Click here or on a book above to check out New Book Alerts today!

International Cheese Tasting

Thursday, 3/12, 6;30PM

Come to the Library to educate your palate about cheeses of the world with Whole Foods Market of River Forest. Yes, there will be samples provided!

A Royal Gathering

Sunday, 3/15, 2PM

Hear Ye, Hear Ye! Princes and princesses, queens and kings, all are invited to a royal gathering at the Library Kingdom. There will be activities, games, crafts, and a special treat. Your castle awaits. Advanced registration is required. For ages 3-8.

Your Library Online

Thursday, 3/19, 7:30PM

Your library has great resources available to you 24/7. Come learn about digital magazines, streaming video, eBooks and more while enjoying light refreshments.

Kaplan Test Prep Practice ACT Test

Saturday,3/21, 9AM-1PM

High school students are invited to RFPL to take a free, full-length practice ACT test sponsored by Kaplan Test Prep. A fully-proctored practice test shows students what to expect in a test-like environment. This is a great opportunity to practice before the real thing! Space is limited so registration is required.