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

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

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


Anthony Auston, Director

Palatine Public Library District

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, Reapproved 11-12-14

Just had to share…

Karen K. BalesMy family and I are frequent visitors and participants at the Palatine Library. While I am taking this opportunity to thank you all for the cool prize basket I just received, I would also like to thank you for your hard work in making our Library a welcoming and engaging place to be. The staff is friendly and helpful,monthly programs are diverse and fun, and improvements and innovations are timely.

We are a family of readers, and come and go often at the Library. I look forwardto seeing you all next time I’m there.

-Karen K. Bales