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.

Library Reopening

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According to the Governor’s guidelines, the Library can open to the public with certain restrictions. There are several conditions we need to adhere to in order to meet social distancing guidelines to keep our staff, patrons, and materials safe.

When coming to the Library, we ask that your visit be brief – come in, browse the collection, grab what you need, and take your items home to enjoy. At this point, computer use will only be allowed for 30-minute sessions and our study/meeting rooms will not be available. We continue to provide virtual programming. Check our online calendar for events for all ages. Details regarding available hours and services for each location are below.

We thank you for making your visit brief so that others can do the same.

Main Library

700 N. North Court, Palatine, 847-358-5881

Mon/Wed/Fri/Sat: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Tues/Thurs: 11:00 am – 7:00 pm
Senior Hours: 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Sunday - Closed

  • Limit of 100 people.  
  • Visitors must wear a mask and maintain 6-foot social distance.
  • 30-minute computer use.  
  • Study/meeting rooms not available.
  • Printer/Copier/Fax available.
  • Virtual Programs only.
  • Some equipment and Library of Things available for checkout.

North Hoffman Library Branch

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

Mon/Wed/Fri: 9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

  • Limit of 8 people.  
  • Visitors must wear a mask and maintain 6-foot social distance.
  • Pick up holds.
  • 30-minute computer use.  
  • Printer/Copier available.
  • Virtual Programs only.

Rand Road Library Branch

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

Tues/Thurs/Sat: 9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

  • Limit of 8 people.
  • Visitors must wear a mask and maintain 6-foot social distance.  
  • Pick up holds.
  • 30-minute computer use.  
  • Printer/Copier available.
  • Virtual Programs only.

Curbside Pickup by Appointment Only

Curbside Pickup Service available Mon-Sat, 11:00 am – 5:00 pm for District cardholders BY APPOINTMENT ONLY.

Full details: palatinelibrary.org/curbside

Self-Serve

Come in and pick up your own holds in the Holds area on the first floor. We encourage you to use the Express Checkout stations.

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