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Serials Services
 

WHAT ARE SERIALS?
Generally speaking, librarians refer to newspapers and magazines as serials because they are published in a series. Although both the Thomas Library and the Hageman Library subscribe to many newspapers and magazines, the serials at Thomas have their own department on the second floor of the library.

The Serials Department in the Thomas Library is also the location for our many public access Internet computers. Please see our Automation page for more information.

READING ROOM
The reading room is a quiet and comfortable place for browsing the most recent newspapers and magazines. Feel free to drink the coffee we provide, but please don't cut out any coupons or articles from our resources.

CIRCULATION SERVICE
Once the current issue of a magazine is received, the back issue may be borrowed from the library. We have thousands of issues on our shelves.

MICROFILMS 
The Chesterton Tribune is available on microfilm in the department. A partial card index to the Chesterton Tribune is also available.

TAX FORM DISTRIBUTION
The library assists the IRS and the Indiana Department of Revenue in their tax form distribution program.  Many forms are available during the tax preparation season.  The library also provides access to download and print many tax forms from the Internet we may not have on hand. Normal printing fees apply. Please remember that library employees are not tax experts and should not be relied upon for tax advice.

The library does however, cooperate with a seasonal tax assistance program provided by AARP. Volunteer tax helpers may be available to help you complete and file the most common tax returns. Reservations are required. 

TYPEWRITERS
The library provides a typewriter for public use. The library's public access computers also have with word processing software and printers for document creation.

 

PDB
11/09

 

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