Need help getting a question answered? A librarian at the Ela Library can assist you with your information needs.
Monday - Thursday: 9AM-9PM
(847) 438-3433 ext. 500 - Main Telephone Number (Information Desk)
(847) 438-3433 ext. 502 - Adult Services Reference Desk
(847) 438-3433 ext. 501 - Children's Department Reference Desk
(847) 438-3433 ext. 120 - Readers' Services Desk
(847) 438-3443 ext. 505 - Circulation Desk
Adult Reference – for nonfiction materials and study rooms
Children’s – for children’s materials and events
Circulation – for inquiries about checkouts and fines
Readers' Services – for fiction, audiovisual, teen materials, and inquiries about holds
Have a question you need answered during library hours? Use our new Virtual Reference!
(Our staff will do their best to answer your question in a timely manner, but during busy times or more involved questions they may need an alternate method to contact you and respond to your question.)
To chat with the Check Out Desk use this chatbox:
To chat with the Children's Desk use this chatbox:
To chat with the Adult Reference Desk use this chatbox:
To chat with the Readers' Services Desk use this chatbox:
Access live Homework Help where you can chat online with real tutors everyday from 2-9 p.m. Students in grades K-12 and beginning college can get help with math, science, social studies and English assignments.
Check out our collections of online databases and digital books. Most of these resources are available not only from Library computers, but also from home computers 24 hours per day (Ela Library card required for home access).