Parking Lot Pickup is an easy, contact-free way to borrow our physical collections. Appointments are required for Parking Lot Pickup. We cannot accommodate same-day appointments. To use this service, simply:
Please do not make an appointment for pickup until you have been notified your items are ready to pick up. You can also make an appointment online or by calling the library at 847.256.5025.
You will receive an automated email or phone notification alerting you that your holds are ready. After receiving your notification, please make an appointment to come pick up your items.
When you arrive at the library, park in one of the designated pick up spots and call the phone number posted at your parking spot. Do not exit your car. A staff member will package your items in a bag for your convenience, and place them on a chair in front of your vehicle. Please remain in your car until the staff member has delivered your items, and stepped away. You may then retrieve the items from the chair in front of your vehicle. Please respect social distancing of others in this area at all times.
We will quarantine all items for three days after they have been returned, per the recommendation of health authorities and professional library organizations. Books and other returned items will go into our return bins and will not be touched by staff until the quarantine period is complete. At that point, items will be checked in.
Our building is not currently open to the public. We know that browsing is an important part of your library experience, and we will do our best to help you find your next favorite book. Our librarians are here to help! You can call us during our business hours and get help from an adult or youth services librarian. You can chat with a librarian in the chat box at the bottom right corner of this page. You can also request a custom book list created for you by our librarians:
Yes. Our interlibrary loan service is up and running. You can request items from other libraries in our catalog or by phone, and you will be notified when they are available. Items are quarantined between library transfers.