A woman holding a book.

We are open. Plan your visit.

Governor Pritzker recently moved our region back to Tier 2. We are happy to be able to add back some of our services.

  • Limited seating is available for use by IPPL cardholders, starting Thursday, Jan. 21. This includes study tables only. Conference rooms are not available. Book a space now.
  • Newspapers are now available.
  • We have sit-down computers for IPPL cardholders only. Computers are available for a one-hour session and if no one is waiting, you may use one for up to two hours per day.
  • Non-IPPL cardholders are limited to using our express computers for 20-minutes per person, per day.

Read the COVID-19 update here.

Be The Change, Summer Challenge 2020

Stay Up-to-Date

Check out what programs we have for your littles in the new year! If you want some cozy stories before bed, ch... Read More
If you haven't already, check out what we have created for you and your family to have fun with the libra... Read More
Remote access to Ancestry.com has been extended through the end of March 2021. This is the fifth time remote a... Read More
November 30 • Read Newspapers Online
The library subscribes to two online content providers that will get you text access to the current issue... Read More
A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving and A Charlie Brown Christmas will air commercial-free on WTTW Sunday, November 2... Read More

New Materials

Staff Faves


John McClane (Bruce Willis), currently separated from his wife, is an NYPD cop invited to her company Christmas party in a Los Angeles skyscraper. When terrorists seize the building and a group of hos... Read More
A Silent Voice (2015) is a Japanese manga that follows the story of Shoya, a rambunctious kid who always gets into trouble with his friends. When Shoko, a deaf girl, transfers to his school he becomes... Read More
This beautiful PS4 game takes place in 13th century Japan during the first Mongol Invasion. The graphics do justice to the open countryside and forests that the Last of the Samurai must travel as... Read More


Research your family history at home with your IPPL card.


Explore reviews, recommendations, resources for book clubs, and more with your IPPL card. Learn more.

A picture of Elizabeth Berg.

Elizabeth Berg

Hey, adults. Mark your calendars for Wednesday, Feb. 10, 7 p.m. New York Times bestselling author Elizabeth Berg will do a short reading from her new memoir, “I’ll Be Seeing You,” followed by a conversation, which answers your questions. Learn more.

A picture of a 3D pen.


We have a variety of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) for kids to explore hands-on learning. Browse our complete selection. Learn more here.