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Books are treasures to be shared.  Libraries make that splendor happen.

Katherine Stone
to the LaSalle Public Library on the occasion of the Library's Centennial Celebration, 2007

Reference

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Our reference service is available anytime, day or night.  Ask?Away is an online "real-time" chat reference service that opens the vast resources of Illinois's libraries to all residents, no matter where they live or when they need information.  The 24-hour-a-day, 7-days a week Ask?Away service is staffed by the 24/7 Reference Consortium, a group of hundreds of librarians across the country who work together to provide this service. Local Illinois librarians contribute time to the consortium and local residents benefit from the expanded service.  Ask?Away allows you to ask questions and receive answers in a number of ways.  Don't like live chat?  Email your question to reflsb@lasalle.lib.il.us.  You are always welcome to pick up the telephone and contact us at (815) 223-2341 during our normal business hours.  Choose the option most convenient for you!

Both the adult area on the upper level and the juvenile area on the lower level house age appropriate reference titles.  The titles are non-circulating but may be viewed in-house.

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FirstSearch is an online service that gives library professionals and end users access to a rich collection of reference databases.  FirstSearch offers seamless electronic access to dozens of databases and more than 10 million full-text and full-image articles.