Memorial Day Hours

The Main Library is Closed Sunday, May 26, through Monday, May 27 for Memorial Day. Both Branches are Closed Monday, May 27.

Technology & Equipment

Explore our growing collection of non-traditional items available at the Main Library. These materials are for valid Palatine cardholders only.

Library of Things

We have a collection of unique and nontraditional items to check out. Consider borrowing one instead of purchasing something you may not use very often and help reduce wasted resources.


We have three kinds of cameras available:

  • Digital Still Cameras
  • Digital Camcorders
  • GoPros

Borrow cameras for one week from the Welcome Desk.


Check out STEM Kits and explore a variety of science, technology, engineering, and math topics. Kits include hands-on activities, learning games, or scientific equipment.


Borrow a Kindle reader preloaded with best-selling titles from our Readers Assistance Desk. Keep a Kindle for three weeks; renew it if no one is waiting.


Borrow a Roku for two weeks to stream movies and TV shows from Netflix, Vudu, and more.