VIRTUAL LIBRARY & UPDATES
The library building and Prospect Height branch will re-open February 1 for limited services.
IMPORTANT: Masks are mandatory to enter library buildings. Even if you have had the Covid vaccine or have recovered from Covid, masks are required. If you are unable or unwilling to wear a mask, staff will assist getting your material while you wait outside.
Monday-Friday 9 am-8 pm
Saturday 9 am-5 pm
Sunday 12-5 pm
Monday & Friday, 1-4 pm and 5-8 pm
- Reservations required: 847.459.4100, ext. 1
- One-hour limit
- Reservations may be made 24 hours in advance
- Copying, printing, faxing and scanning
- In-house and remote
- Pick up material in the building or through the drive-up
- In-person seating
- Study rooms
- Meeting rentals
- Newspapers and magazines
- Magazines may be requested for check-out
Covid Vaccine Information
The library has added an information page about Covid vaccines, which you can find here. Because this information changes frequently, we recommend verifying the information prior to visiting any facility.
Where can I return my items?
Items may be returned to one of the drop boxes outside the library or remote drop boxes:
- Indian Trails Branch (99 E. Palatine Rd., Prospect Heights)
- Alcott Community Center (530 Bernard Dr., Buffalo Grove)
- Former Dominick’s (1160 W. Lake Cook Rd., Buffalo Grove)
Returns inside the vestibule are not available at this time.
I’ve had a Covid vaccine shot, do I need to wear a mask?
Even if you have had the Covid vaccine, you still need to wear a mask. This is to protect staff and other members. If you are unable or unwilling to wear a mask, staff can retrieve your material while you wait outside.
I returned items, but they are still showing up on my account.
All returned items are quarantined for three days before being handled by staff and checked in. It may take up to five days to see the items off your account. Not to worry, fines do not accrue at the library.
Can reciprocal borrowers check out material at ITPLD?
Yes, reciprocal borrowers may check out material. They may also call 847-459-4100, ext. 3 and place holds on items. Holds can also be placed through the catalog.
When will the Branch in Prospect Heights open?
At this time, the Branch is scheduled to re-open Monday, February 1, Monday and Friday, 1-4 pm and 2-8 pm. The Branch will be closed from 4-5 pm, both days for cleaning.
Can I donate used books?
Book donations resume March 15. Please place books in a bag or box and seal. Clearly label them as donations. They may be left on or near the cart inside the vestibule marked book donations.
Are staff still working?
Yes, staff are available to provide service over the the phones, or through email. Please call 847-459-4100 if you have questions.
When will you return to in-person programs?
We will return to in-person services when it is safe for members and staff. Until then, we will continue to host virtual programs.