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.
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.
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
- 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 (click on red TAB link to access application).
Tween Hangouts - for grades 6th-8th
Our Tween Advisory Group (TAG) has a new format! Get to know other middle schoolers while enjoying a fun activity. Grades 6-8. Sign up by clicking date below.
First Friday of the Month, 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
- September 3: Create in the Workshop (the Library’s new makerspace)
- October 1: Zombie Pumpkins
- November 5: Fall Service Project: Craft Kits for Homebound Residents (volunteer credit available)