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…

Palatine resident Daisy Porter-Reynolds

I just published my first book and was delighted at how easy the library made it for me to write. I visited the library most weekends while writing, either solo or with my husband and his homework, and we found the small conference rooms suited our needs perfectly. I was able to use the library’s print resources as well as wifi, study tables, and vending machines to stay informed -- and hydrated and well-fed -- while I worked. Thanks to the library for providing an array of services for different needs; this is one tax bill I don’t mind paying.

-Daisy Porter-Reynolds

Palatine Library cardholder and

Executive Director at Aurora Public Library