COVID-19 Information

Mask Update Monday, May 24:

Based upon the new CDC guidelines and the Governor's latest executive order, Palatine Library is adjusting the rules regarding masks. 

Mask Optional for Fully Vaccinated Visitors

In accordance with the CDC and state guidelines, fully vaccinated visitors are not required to wear a mask. 

Unvaccinated Visitors Must Wear a Mask in the Building. 

At North Hoffman Branch and Rand Road Branch:

Mask Optional For Fully Vaccinated Visitors


Please respect the safety of everyone and continue to:

  • Maintain 6-foot social distance
  • Wash your hands regularly
  • Cover your cough
  • Stay home if you are sick

Current Hours:

The Library is open to the public with certain restrictions.  

Because of the Renovation, the Library looks different right now. Construction walls are installed on the first floor, which makes the space look smaller. Please adhere to construction signs and stay out of those areas. 

Youth and Teen materials are located on the first floor, and all adult and audio-visual collections are located on the second floor. Maps are available to help you locate collections. 

Full details about the Renovation  

Details regarding available hours and services for each location are below. 

Library Location Hours

Main Library

700 N. North Court, Palatine, 847-907-3600 

Monday—Thursday: 9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. 

Friday: 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Saturday: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 

Sunday: 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

  • Visitors must maintain 6-foot social distance. 
  • 1-hour computer use.   
  • Printer/Copier/Scanner/Fax available. 
  • Study/meeting rooms not available. 
  • Some open table seating available.
  • Check event calendar for programs.  


North Hoffman Library Branch 

Willow Recreation Center, 3600 Lexington Drive, Hoffman Estates, 847-934-0220 

Mon - Fri: 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. 

Sat: 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. 

  • Limit of 8 people.   
  • Visitors must wear a mask and maintain 6-foot social distance. 
  • Pick up holds. 
  • 1-hour computer use.   
  • Printer/Copier available. 
  • Check event calendar for programs. 


Rand Road Library Branch 

Community Resource Center, 1585 Rand Road, Palatine, 847-202-1194 

Mon - Thurs: 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Fri: 9:00 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Sat: 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

  • Limit of 8 people. 
  • Visitors must wear a mask and maintain 6-foot social distance.   
  • Pick up holds. 
  • 1-hour computer use.   
  • Printer/Copier available. 
  • Go to event calendar for programs. 

Self Checkout

Come in and pick up your own holds from the Holds Pickup area located in the Main Library lobby, in the Meeting Room hallway. Items must be checked out before leaving. We encourage you to use the Self Checkout stations.