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.

Students

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

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: 847-358-5881 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

Teen Advisory Board (TAB) - for grades 8th-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 8-12 to become a member.  Applications are currently available online here

Tween Advisory Group (TAG) - for grades 5th-7th

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. 

September 5, October 3, November 7