The library is open for browsing, picking up holds, and using a computer, study room, and the Collaboratory by appointment during the hours below. Learn what to expect when you visit.

Hours & Closures

Library & Curbside Pickup Hours

  • Monday - Thursday: 11:00am-7:00pm
  • Friday & Saturday: 9:00am-2:00pm
  • Sunday: 1:00-5:00pm

Collaboratory Hours

The Collaboratory is open by appointment only:

  • Tuesday & Wednesday: 4:00-8:00pm
  • Thursday & Friday: 10:00am-5:00pm
  • Saturday: 12:00-4:00pm

Phone & Email Hours

You can call 847-272-6224 or email us at the following times on days the library is open.  See our holiday closures.

  • Monday-Thursday: 9:00am-7:00pm
  • Friday: 9:00-5:00pm
  • Saturday: 9:00-2:00pm
  • Sunday: 1:00-5:00pm

Scheduled Closures & Late Openings

Emergency closings are listed on our homepage and our Facebook page

  • New Year’s Day, Friday, January 1, 2021
  • Safety Training, Thursday, January 21, 2021 (late open)
  • Easter, Sunday, April 4, 2021
  • Staff Development Day, Friday, May 14, 2021 (library closed All Day)
  • Memorial Day, Monday, May 31, 2021
  • Fourth of July, Sunday, July 4, 2021
  • Fourth of July, Monday, July 5, 2021
  • Safety Training, Friday, August 6, 2021 (late open)
  • Labor Day, Sunday, September 5, 2021
  • Labor Day, Monday, September 6, 2021
  • Thanksgiving Eve, Wednesday, November 24, 2021 (close at 6:00 p.m.)
  • Thanksgiving, Thursday, November 25, 2021
  • Christmas Eve, Friday, December 24, 2021
  • Christmas Day, Saturday, December 25, 2021
  • New Year’s Eve, Friday, December 31, 2021 (close at 3:00 p.m.)
  • New Year’s Day, Saturday, January 1, 2022

Location & Directions

We are located at:

1201 Cedar Lane
Northbrook, Illinois 60062

From the North:
Waukegan south to Shermer. Right on Shermer to the stoplight at Church. Right on Church. Street curves past Sunset Foods. Go under the train underpass. Library is on the left side on the next corner.

From the West:
Lake-Cook Road or Dundee east to Pfingsten. Right (south) on Pfingsten to Cherry. Left (east) on Cherry. Library is on corner of Cherry and Cedar just before the train underpass.

From the Southwest:
294 north to Willow. Right (east) on Willow to Pfingsten. Left (north) on Pfingsten to Cherry. Right (east) on Cherry. Library is on corner of Cherry and Cedar just before the train underpass.

From the South (Chicago):
North on Edens (94) to Willow. Left on Willow to Waukegan. Right (north) on Waukegan to Shermer. Left on Shermer to the stoplight at Church. Right on Church. Street curves past Sunset Foods. Go under the train underpass. Library is on the left side on the next corner.