Wilmette Public Library is committed to serving as a partner in learning during this non-traditional school year. Whether you are supporting a preschooler, grade schooler, college student, or are a student yourself, the library is here to provide services and resources to make this year as easy as possible. As we move into this new academic year, we want to share how we can best serve you and your family.
The library building is currently open to the public. If you visit the building, please keep the following in mind:
- Masks are required for all visitors age 2 and older, and must fully cover the mouth and nose.
- Whenever possible, maintain 6-foot social distancing.
- Keep your visits brief to allow others to enter.
- Children must be accompanied by a caregiver, and family or caregiver groups must stay together while in the building.
- Computer room visits are limited to one hour. Printing, copying, faxing, and scanning services are still available.
It is important to note that the Library does not currently offer tables or study rooms, and we are not able to accommodate in-person tutoring, collaboration, or group project work.
We are pleased to provide a range of resources to support learning at all age levels.
- Our librarians can recommend books that are just right for recreational reading or school assignments. Simply fill out the appropriate Book Picks form for your interests or your child’s age level, and a librarian will create a customized reading list.
- We will continue to host virtual programs in the fall, including live and interactive programs for school age children, virtual story times, activities aimed at teens, workshops for parents, and more. View our full calendar of events here.
- We currently offer STEAM kits to go in our Youth Services department, and will be introducing a kit aimed at teens in September. Pick up a take-home kit at the library to facilitate hands-on crafts and STEAM learning at home.
- We can help answer questions, provide book recommendations, and help with our online resources and research help. Reference service is available in-person, by phone, or via email. Call us at 847.256.5025, or email the following departments:
- We offer three ways to borrow materials and use resources:
- Visit the library to browse, check out items, and pick up holds at the circulation desk;
- Place items on hold online and pick them up via contactless Parking Lot Pickup; and
- Browse, borrow, or place items on hold from our digital collections, including ebooks and downloadable audiobooks, from your browser, our library app, or the Libby app.
- We offer a number of online educational resources and tutoring services. Learn about all of our offerings, including Brainfuse, Encyclopedia Britannica, World Book, PebbleGo, and more, on our Homework Help page.
- We offer practice ACT and SAT tests for high schoolers. This year, the practice tests will be offered virtually. Learn more and register: