Plan Your Visit

Safety Requirements

  • Masks are encouraged and appreciated in the Children's Department. 

Contactless Services

Library Materials

  • Return materials at the drive-up book drop 24 hours a day and 7 days a week.
  • Place holds and pick up items at the drive-up window.
  • Home Delivery Services - If you are a district resident unable to come to the library for health reasons, please call us at 847-438-3433 or send a message to
  • A limited number of Wi-Fi hotspots and laptops with Wi-Fi hotspots included are available for checkout to Ela patrons.

Library Programs

  • Virtual programs continue. Some in-library programs now available with capacity limits.
  • If you are registered for a program with a take-home kit and are not comfortable entering the library or have multiple people in your party, such as families with children, curbside pickup is available. Call to request this service.
  • Crafts-to-go for kids are available first-come, first-serve. Pick up crafts in the Children's Department.

Online Resources

Staff and Patron Safety

Safety Measures in Place

  • We have increased cleaning protocols and frequently sanitize high-touch surfaces.
  • Plexi-glass partitions are installed at all public desks.
  • Hand sanitizing stations are available throughout the building.



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