Library Open – Limited Hours

All library facilities are open with limited hours and services. Curbside pickup is now by appointment only. Check our reopening page for more details about hours and restrictions.

Watch our website and social media for updates.


How to Apply

Apply Now.

You may also submit a paper application, available at all Library locations. Some opportunities require a special application (as noted).

Volunteers need a valid Palatine Public Library District card and must commit to volunteering a minimum of 15 hours. We are unable to accommodate court-ordered or court-supervised community service.  

Opportunities for Adults

There are no volunteer opportunities at this time.   Please check back when the Library re-opens. 



Opportunities for Teens

Summer Volunteer Program

Teens join us for virtual volunteer opportunities this summer! Application is available May 22-29th.  Teens who are accepted into the program will be notified the first week of June.


Teen Advisory Board

The Teen Advisory Board (TAB) meets monthly during the school year and members assist at various programs throughout the year.  Applications are available in August each year. 


Contact Karla Nora, Volunteer Coordinator at for further information.  

Please see Policy 8 for more information about volunteering at the Library.