Library patrons are increasing their demand for Public Record data

Record Information Services' Public Records Web site for Public Libraries fills major gap in information seeking software.

Public libraries can be a one-stop-source for information with the help of Record Information Services' (RIS) suite of online public record databases. Through the library membership they already have, patrons can scroll through public records such as Foreclosures, Bankruptcies, Real Estate Transactions, and Business Lists, all online from their home computer or at the library.

How the Library Program works

The library itself subscribes to one of Record Information Services' public record packages. RIS then extends it's data to that library Web site to allow it's patrons to search public records by a variety of criteria, such as date of record, name on the record, address, and much more. Patrons can perform research and print records if desired. There are no IT demands from the library's side, because Record Information Services does the work for you and makes it easy!

How do Library Patrons use Public Record data?

  • Real Estate Transactions: Great for home sellers and buyers who want to compare pricing on the current market. This data is also widely used by investors and realtors.
  • New Business Lists: Widely used by business patrons to target businesses for new products & services.
  • Foreclosures: Used for investment purposes, are of interest to home buyers, and offer an insight for statistical purposes in the community's real estate market.
  • Bankruptcy Information: Used by business patrons who want to investigate current and potential new customers, or used to offer new loans.

Get a Quote for your Library

More than 80 public libraries throughout Chicago subscribe to RIS' public library program. RIS' is a 17-year old compiler and all data is scrubbed against the DNC list and highly accurate.

Testimonials and Reviews

ITASCA PUBLIC LIBRARY
"The first thing I love about this website is the price. I must say that not only did we replace the paper but the scope of the database information is far greater, in-depth, very convenient, quite up to date and easy to use. I know other libraries would agree that for the amount of information this site offers, this is a very affordable convenience. Finally, I must say I am very happy with the excellent customer service I receive too. I have truly enjoyed my experience with Record Information Services immensely."

Larry Zevnik,
Head of Adult Services



SKOKIE PUBLIC LIBRARY
"The Public Records Electronic Database from Record Information Services has helped users of Skokie Public Library in several significant ways. Before we provided access to this database library users who wished to identify the sales of foreclosed properties had to comb through the legal ads of a variety of newspapers. The Public Records Electronic Database allows for the immediate retrieval of information specific to the patron's specifications. Type of property, date range of sales and geographic parameters return just the information they need. This product has also helped library patrons looking for real estate sale information to help them evaluate a home price or to help establish a sales price for their own property. The bankruptcy data provided has helped reference staff establish the fate of businesses whose phone numbers are no longer operable."

Bruce Brigell
Coordinator of Information Services



CRYSTAL LAKE PUBLIC LIBRARY
"The information we are able to get from the Public Records Electronic Database from Record Information Services it is the type of information we cannot find in any other place. The information and the way that it is provided is not possible to obtain other than through this database service. Because the information is pulled from court house records it provides us with more specified information to gain from. We can pin point New Businesses or New Homeowners according to all sorts of options and narrow the search according to our needs. Business owners especially benefit from this resource and it is nice to be able to offer it to them."

Cynthia Lopusziyski



VERNON AREA PUBLIC LIBRARY
"The Public Records Electronic Database is a unique product. It really fills a void in local information and reference materials. The information is up to date for patrons searching for Chicago area bankruptcies, foreclosures, new businesses, and new home owners. We have many regular users of this product, and new users are delighted when they find out about it!"

Laurel Vlcek
Head of Adult Services



Current Libraries we Provide Services to:

Addison Public Library
2 Friendship Plaza
Addison, IL 60101-2482
630-543-3617
http://www.addisonlibrary.org

Algonquin Area Public Library
2600 Harnish Dr
Algonquin, IL 60102
847-458-6060
http://www.aapld.org/

Alsip-Merrionett Park Library District
11960 South Pulaski Rd.
Alsip, IL 60803-1197
708-371-5666
http://www.alsip-mp.lib.il.us

Antioch Public Library
757 Main St
Antioch, IL 60002
847-395-0874
http://www.antiochdistrictlibrary.org

Arlington Heights Public Library
500 N Dunton Ave.
Arlington Heights, IL 60004-5966
847-392-0100
http://www.ahml.info/

Aurora Public Library
1 East Benton St
Aurora, IL 60504
630-264-4100
http://www.aurora.lib.il.us

Barrington Area Library
505 N. Northwest Highway
Barrington, IL 60010
847-382-1300
http://www.barringtonarealibrary.org

Bartlett Public Library
800 South Bartlett Rd.
Bartlett, IL 60103-4663
630-837-2855
http://www.bartlettlibrary.org

Berkeley Public Library
1637 North Taft Ave
Berkeley, IL 60161
708-544-6017
http://www.berkeleypubliclibrary.org

Berwyn Public Library
2701 S Harlem Ave.
Berwyn, IL 60402-1370
708-795-8000
http://www.berwynlibrary.org

Bloomingdale Public Library
101 Fairfield Way
Bloomingdale, IL 60108
630-529-3120
http://www.mybpl.org

Blue Island Public Library
2433 York St
Blue Island, IL 60406-2011
708-388-1078
http://www.blueislandlibrary.org

Burbank Prairie Trails Public Library
8449 S Moody Ave
Burbank, Il 60549
708-430-3688
http://www.burbank.lib.ca.us

Carol Stream Public Library
616 Hiawatha Dr.
Carol Stream, IL 60116
630-653-0755
http://www.cslibrary.org

Champaign Public Library
200 West Green Street
Champaign, IL 61820
(217) 403-2070
http://www.champaign.org/

Chicago Public Library
400 South State St 10-56
Chicago, IL 60605
312-747-4012
http://www.chipublib.org

Chicago Ridge Public Library
10400 S. Oxford Avenue
Chicago Ridge, IL 60415
708-423-7753
http://www.chicagoridge.lib.il.us/

Clarendon Hills Public Library
7 North Prospect Ave
Clarendon Hills, IL 60514
630-323-8188
http://www.clarendonhillslibrary.org

Cook Memorial Library
413 N Milwaukee Ave.
Libertyville, IL 60048
847-362-2330
http://www.cooklib.org

Crete Public Library
1177 N. Main St
Crete, IL 60417
708-672-8017
http://www.cretelibrary.org

Crystal Lake Public Library
126 Paddock St
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
815-459-1687
http://www.crystallakelibrary.org

Des Plaines Public Library
1501 Ellinwood Ave
Des Plaines, IL 60016
847-827-5551
http://www.dppl.org

Downers Grove Public Library
1050 Curtiss St
Downers Grove, IL 60515
630-960-1200
http://www.downersgrovelibrary.org

Eisenhower Public Library District
4613 N. Oketo Ave
Harwood Heights, IL 60706
708-867-7828
http://www.eisenhowerlibrary.org

Ela Area Public Library
275 Mohawk Dr
Lake Zurich, IL 60047
847-438-3433
http://www.eapl.org

Elk Grove Public Library
1001 Wellington
Elk Grove Village, IL 60007
847-439-0447
http://www.egvpl.org

Ella Johnson Memorial Public Library
109 S State St
Hampshire, IL 60140
847-683-4490
http://www.ellajohnsonlibrary.org/

Elmhurst Public Library
125 South Prospect Ave
Elmhurst, IL 60126
630-279-8696
http://www.elmhurst.lib.il.us

Evanston Public Library
1703 Orrington Ave
Evanston, IL 60201-3886
847-448-8630
http://www.evanston.lib.il.us

Evergreen Park Public Library
9400 S. Troy Avenue
Evergreen Park, IL 60805
708-422-8522
http://www.evergreenparklibrary.org

Evergreen Park Public Library
9400 S Troy Avenue
Evergreen Park, IL 60805
708-422-8522
http://www.evergreenparklibrary.org

Forest Park Public Library
7555 Jackson Blvd
Forest Park, IL 60130
708-366-7171
http://www.forestparkpubliclibrary.org

Fountaindale Public Library
300 W. Briarcliff Rd.
Bolingbrook, IL 60440
630-759-2102
http://www.fountaindale.lib.il.us

Fox River Valley Public Library
555 Barrington Ave
East Dundee, IL 60188
847-428-3661
http://www.dundeelibrary.info/

Gail Borden (Elgin) Public Library
270 North Grove Ave
Elgin, IL 60120
847-742-2411
http://www.gailborden.info

Geneva Public Library
127 James Street
Geneva, IL 60134
630-232-0780
http://www.geneva.lib.il.us

Glen Ellyn Public Library
400 Duane St
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
630-469-0879
http://www.gepl.org

Glendale Heights Public Library
25 East Fullerton Ave.
Glendale Heights, IL 60139-2697
630-260-1550
http://www.glensidepld.org

Glenview Public Library
1930 Glenview Rd
Glenview, IL 60025-2899
847-729-7500
http://www.glenviewpl.org

Grande Prairie Public Library
3479 West 183rd St
Hazel Crest, IL 60429-2490
708-798-5563
http://www.grandeprairie.org/

Green Hills Public Library
8611 West 103rd Street
Palos Hills, IL 60465
708-598-8446
http://www.greenhills.lib.il.us

Highland Park Public Library
494 Laurel Ave.
Highland Park, IL 60035
847-432-0216
http://www.hplibrary.org/

Hillside Public Library
405 N. Hilllside Ave
Hillside, IL 60162
708-449-7510
http://www.hillsidelibrary.org

Hinsdale Public Library
20 E Maple St
Hinsdale, IL 60521
630-986-1976
http://www.hinsdalelibrary.info/

Homer Township Public Library
14320 W 151st St
Homer Glen, IL 60491
708-301-7908
http://www.homerlibrary.org

Huntley Area Public Library
1100 Ruth Rd
Huntley, IL 60142
847-669-5386
http://www.huntleylibrary.org

Indian Prairie Public Library
401 Plainfield Rd.
Darien, IL 60561-4207
630-887-8760
http://www.indianprairie.lib.il.us

Itasca Community Library
500 W. Irving Park Road
Itasca, IL 60191
630-773-1699
http://www.itasca.lib.il.us

Lake Forest Public Library
360 E Deerpath Ave
Lake Forest, IL 60045
847-234-0636
http://www.lakeforestlibrary.org/

Lake Villa Public Library
1001 E. Grand Avenue
Lake Villa, IL 60046
847-356-7711
http://www.lvdl.org

Lemont Public Library District
50 E Wend St.
Lemont, IL 60439
630-257-6541
http://www.lemontlibrary.org

Lisle Library
777 Front St.
Lisle, IL 60532
630-971-1675
http://www.lislelibrary.org

Lombard Helen Public Library
110 W Maple St
Lombard, IL 60148
630-627-0316
http://www.plum.lib.il.us

Matteson Area Public Library District
801 S School Ave.
Matteson, IL 60443
708-748-4431
http://www.mapld.org

Mchenry Public Library District
809 N Front St
Mchenry, IL 60050
815-385-0036
http://mchenrylibrary.org

Mokena Public Library
11327 W. 195th Street
Mokena, IL 60448
708-479-9663
http://www.mokena.lib.il.us/

Morton Grove Public Library
6140 Lincoln Ave.
Morton Grove, IL 60053-2989
847-965-4220
http://www.webrary.org

Mt. Prospect Public Library
10 S Emerson St.
Mt. Prospect, IL 60056
847-253-5675
http://www.mppl.org

Naperville Public Library
2035 S Naper Blvd
Naperville, IL 60565-3325
630-961-4100
http://www.naperville-lib.org

New Lenox Public Library
120 Veterans Pkwy
New Lenox, IL 60451-2390
815-485-2605
http://www.newlenox.lib.il.us

Niles Public Library
6960 West Oakton St.
Niles, IL 60714-1234
847-663-6464
http://www.nileslibrary.org

Northbrook Public Library
1201 Cedar Lane
Northbrook, IL 60062
847-272-6224
http://www.northbrook.info/lib_index.php

Oak Brook Free Public Library
600 Oak Brook Rd.
Oak Brook, IL 60523-2272
630-990-2222
http://www.oak-brook.lib.il.us

Oak Lawn Public Library
9427 South Raymond Ave.
Oak Lawn, IL 60453-2485
708-422-4990
http://www.lib.oak-lawn.il.us

Oak Park Public Library
834 Lake St.
Oak Park, IL 60301
708-452-3465
http://www.oppl.org/

Oswego Public Library
32 West Jefferson St
Oswego, IL 60543-9078
630-554-3150
http://www.oswego.lib.il.us

Palatine Public Library District
700 North Court
Palatine, IL 60067-8159
847-358-5881
http://www.palatinelibrary.org

Palos Park Public Library
12330 South Forest Glen Boulevard
Palos Park, IL 60464
708-448-1530
http://www.palosparklibrary.org

Park Ridge Public Library
20 South Prospect Ave
Park Ridge, IL 60068-4188
847-825-3123
http://www.parkridgelibrary.org/

Plainfield Public Library
15025 S. Illinois St.
Plainfield, IL 60544-1895
815-436-6639
http://www.plainfield.lib.il.us

Poplar Creek Public Library
4300 Audrey Lane
Hanover Park, IL 60103
630-483-4944
http://www.poplarcreek.lib.il.us

Rolling Meadows Public Library
3110 Martin Lane
Rolling Meadows, IL 60008
847-259-6050
http://www.rmlib.org

Roselle Public Library
40 South Park St.
Roselle, IL 60172-2020
630-529-1641
http://www.roselle.lib.il.us

Round Lake Area Library
906 Hart Rd.
Round Lake, IL 60073
847-546-7060
http://www.rlalibrary.org

Schaumburg Township District Library
130 S Roselle Rd.
Schaumburg, IL 60293
847-923-3356
http://www.stdl.org

Skokie Public Library
5215 Oakton St.
Skokie, IL 60077
847-673-7774
http://www.skokie.lib.il.us

St Charles Public Library
One S 6th Ave
St. Charles, IL 60174
630-584-0076
http://www.stcharleslibrary.org

Three Rivers Library
25207 West Channahon Dr
Channahon, IL 60410
815-467-6200
http://www.threeriverslibrary.org

Vernon Area Public Library District
300 Olde Half Day Rd.
Lincolnshire, IL 60069
847-634-3650
http://www.vapld.info/reference/validref.asp

Villa Park Public Library
305 S Ardmore
Villa Park, IL 60181
630-834-1164
http://www.villapark.lib.il.us

Warren Newport Public Library
224 N. Oplaine Road
Gurnee, IL 60031
847-244-5150
http://www.wnpl.info

Warrenville Public Library
28W751 Stafford Place
Warrenville, IL 60555-2938
630-393-1171
http://www.warrenville.com

Wauconda Area library
801 N Main St.
Wauconda, IL 90084
847-526-6225
http://www.wauclib.org

West Chicago Public Library
118 West Washington St.
West Chicago, IL 60185
630-231-1709
http://www.westchicago.lib.il.us

Westchester Public Library
10700 Canterbury St
Westchester, IL 60154-4237
708-562-3573
http://www.westchesterpl.org/

Westmont Public Library
428 N Cass St
Westmont, IL 60559
630-969-5625
http://www.westmontlibrary.org

Wheaton Public Library
225 Cross St.
Wheaton, IL 60187
630-668-1374
http://www.wheaton.lib.il.us

Wheeling Indian Trails Public Library
355 Schoenbeck
Wheeling, IL 60090
847-459-4100
http://www.itpld.lib.il.us

White Oak Library District
121 East Eighth St.
Lockport, IL 60441-3080
815-838-0755
http://www.whiteoaklibrary.org

Wood Dale Public Library
520 N Wooddale Rd
Wood Dale, IL 60191
630-766-6762
http://www.wooddalelibrary.org

Woodridge Public Library
3 Plaza Drive
Woodridge, IL 60517
630-964-7899
http://www.woodridgelibrary.org

Zion-Benton Public Library
2400 Gabriel Ave
Zion, IL 60099
(847) 872-4680
http://zblibrary.info

Search Record Information Services: