Welcome to the Palatine Public Library District

Visit us in person or online to experience the many resources and services available. The Library District serves over 90,000 patrons residing primarily in Palatine and north Hoffman Estates.

Director's Welcome

Susan Strunk, Director The Board and Staff of the Palatine Public Library District welcome you. We hope that every visit you make to the library, whether online or in person, inspires you to return again and again.

Contact us, sstrunk [at] palatinelibrary [dot] org (Director Susan Strunk) or board [at] palatinelibrary [dot] org (the Library Board), about whatever is on your mind regarding library services.


Susan Strunk, Director

Palatine Public Library District

Just had to share…

Comment from a patron

I just had the opportunity to renew my books online. I want to thank you for the efficient, enjoyable operation of our library. It's always been wonderful, but the recent improvements have make it easier to search, obtain, renew and relish every contact.

Thank you.

Maria S.

Mission Statement

The Palatine Public Library District:

Your Destination for Knowledge, Entertainment, and Community

The Library:

  • Welcomes everyone
  • Enriches your life through events, services, materials, and technology
  • Offers opportunities for quiet study, creative fun, and connecting with others
  • Provides an excellent library experience
  • Supports your right to read, to view, to access information
  • Operates with integrity and fiscal responsibility

Approved 8-8-12, Effective 9-1-12