All branches of Palatine Library will be closed on Friday, September 28 for Staff Development Day. The Library will reopen on Saturday, September 29.

You may experience problems requesting items from the catalog. For help please call Library Staff during open hours at 847-358-5881, x100.

Technology & Equipment

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


We have three kinds of cameras available:

Borrow cameras for one week from the Digital Media Center. 

Digital Media Center Equipment

Visit our Digital Media Center to check out cameras and other equipment to help you with your creative projects.


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.

Browse and reserve a Kindle.


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

Place a hold now or learn more about our Rokus.


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. 

Loom Knitting Kits

Learn how to knit with a loom. Borrow a beginner’s kit that includes an instructional book and the tools you need to get started. Kits are available at the Main Library Reference Desk for a three-week check-out.

Reserve a kit.