Test Proctoring

Test proctoring is provided free of charge to visitors with a valid District Library card. Fill out the Request Form and Library staff will review your request and contact you to schedule an appointment.

Online Resources for Students

Find reference sources, full-text articles, primary documents, creative works, and multimedia on history, literature, science, social studies and more with High School – Gale in Context.

Study Rooms

Currently Study Rooms are not available due to our Renovation Project.

Ideal for groups of eight people or less. Rooms are open to everyone.

Palatine Library cardholders can reserve a room up to two weeks in advance for two hours at a time. See Policy 3-16 for more details. 

Reserve a Study Room

Call the Technology Desk: 847-907-3600 ext. 190. Or click on "How can we help?" at the bottom of the page to chat with us. 

Print, Copy, Scan, Fax

Copiers, scanner, and printers are available at all our locations, and faxing is available at the Main Library and Rand Road Branch.

See rates and services.

Volunteer Opportunities for Teens

Library Greeter (see above)

Special Summer Events - help out with the following Special Events this summer!

New Workshop Tours -  Saturday, August 21, 1:30-3:00 pm

Summer Reading T-shirt Decorating

- Friday, July 23, 9:30 am-12:30 pm

- Thursday, July 29, 4:00-7:00 pm

- Tuesday, August 3 6:00 - 8:00 pm

- Saturday, August 21, 1:00-4:00 pm 

End of Summer Party/1st Floor Celebration - Saturday, August 7,  1:00 - 4:00 pm

Teen Advisory Board (TAB) - for grades 9th-12th

The Teen Advisory Board (TAB) meets monthly during the school year and members assist at various programs throughout the year.  Applicants must be in grades 9-12 to become a member.  Applications are available August 1-15

Tween Advisory Group (TAG) - for grades 5th-8th

The Tween Advisory Group (TAG) meets monthly during the school year on Saturdays between 2:00 - 3:00 p.m.  Enjoy a fun activity and give input for library services, displays, programs, and collections.  Each month features a different activity.  Sign-up two weeks before the date on the library events calendar or click the link below.   No application required.