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Welcome to the Library

We're so glad you're here! If you have any questions, please visit, call us at 847-272-6224, or contact us online.

Open Hours

We are open 7 days a week.  See our scheduled closures.

  • Monday - Thursday: 9:00am-9:00pm
  • Friday: 9:00am-6:00pm
  • Saturday: 9:00am-5:00pm
  • Sunday: 1:00-5:00pm

Get a library card

We can't wait to give you a library card. Start here to learn how to apply, visit our Welcome desk in the lobby, or call us at 847-272-6224. 

Check out materials

You can use our self-checkout machines to check out your materials with your library card (or your digital library card, available on our library app). If you need any assistance, we'll be happy to help. See how easy it is to use a self-checkout machine to quickly check out a stack of items.

Use the Collaboratory

The Collaboratory is our makerspace, located on the 2nd floor. Please visit the Collaboratory web page for open hours and information on using the Collaboratory.

Reserve a study room

We have 18 study rooms on the 2nd floor that can be reserved for up to two hours per day with a library card in good standing. You can reserve a study room online, use our library app, or use one of the reservation kiosks available at the Reference and Youth Services desks. Study rooms can be reserved up to a week in advance.

Reserve a meeting room

You can reserve a meeting room online with a Northbrook Library card. Meeting rooms can be reserved up to two months in advance.

Use a Computer

You can use a computer on the 2nd floor on a walk-in basis for 60 minutes with two 30-minute extensions, if no one is waiting. A library card is not required to use a computer. You can also reserve a computer up to one week in advance. To schedule an appointment, call 847-272-4873 or email during our open hours.

Pick up your holds

Holds provide a quick and easy way to get library materials. You can place holds on library materials, including books, movies, video games, Roku sticks, mobile hotspots, and more. When you are notified your hold items are ready, you can pick them up from the Holds shelves in the west lobby and check them out using the Self-Checkout machines. Learn more.

Use our printing & 3D printing services

You can use our print/copy/fax machine on the 2nd floor in the Reference dept. Or, you can request a print for pickup:

  • Send us your file. You can upload or email us a file ahead of time and then come into the library within 2 hours and print it yourself using the library's printers during our open hours. After 24 hours, print orders automatically cancel and disappear from the queue. 

Send us a file to print on the 3D printer:

Use our online resources (eBooks, eAudiobooks, Movies, etc.)

Access eBooks, audiobooks, movies, and more with your library card.

Attend a program

We offer a wide variety of in-person and virtual programs for all ages and interests. Register for upcoming programs happening this month or next month.

Request home delivery & use our accessibility services

Our Home Delivery Service offers delivery of library materials to Northbrook residents with a valid Northbrook Public Library card who are confined to their residence either temporarily or permanently due to age, disability, illness, or other mobility issues. Learn more about our accessibility services.

What you can do at the library

Other ways to engage with the library

If you are interested in something you don't see on this list, please call us at 847-272-6224.