The library is open for you to browse and check out items, pick up holds, and use a computer/printer/fax, study room, and the Collaboratory by appointment during the hours below. You can call 847-272-6224 or email us during these hours. What to expect when you visit.

Open Hours

Library Hours

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

Collaboratory Hours

Read the latest information about visiting the Collaboratory

Scheduled Closures & Late Openings

Emergency closings are listed on our homepage and our Facebook page

  • Christmas Eve, Saturday, December 24, 2022
  • Christmas Day, Sunday, December 25, 2022
  • Christmas Day, Monday, December 26, 2022
  • New Year’s Eve, Saturday, December 31, 2022 (close at 3pm)

2023 Closings & Late Openings 

  • New Year’s Day, Sunday, January 1, 2023
  • Staff Training, Friday, January 20, 2023 (open at 12pm)
  • Staff Training, Friday, March 10, 2023
  • Easter, Sunday, April 9, 2023
  • Staff Training, Friday, May 19, 2023
  • Memorial Day, Monday, May 29, 2023
  • Fourth of July, Tuesday, July 4, 2023
  • Security Training, Friday, August 4, 2023 (open at 12pm)
  • Labor Day, Sunday, September 3, 2023
  • Labor Day, Monday, September 4, 2023
  • Thanksgiving Eve, Wednesday, November 22, 2023 (close at 6pm)
  • Thanksgiving, Thursday, November 23, 2023
  • Day after Thanksgiving, Friday, November 24, 2023
  • Christmas Eve, Sunday, December 24, 2023
  • Christmas Day, Monday, December 25, 2023
  • New Year’s Eve, Sunday, December 31, 2023
  • New Year’s Day, Monday, January 1, 2024

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. The Library is on the left side on the next corner.