Update (July 20 at 9:05 am)
As of July 20, we reopened to the public with limited services as we continue to move through Phase 4 of our Reopening Plan. To help maintain physical distancing, we are only allowing 50 patrons to be in the building at a time, and limiting visits to an hour or less. If we are at capacity, you will be asked to wait before entering the building. See our open hours and available services, including computers, study rooms, and the Collaboratory.
Everyone ages 2 and up must wear a mask while in the building. If you are unable to wear one due to a medical condition, we can provide remote services, including curbside pickup and homebound delivery.
Update (April 3 at 12:05pm)
We recently made the difficult decision to suspend all in-person library programs through August 31. This means that even after the library opens back up to the public, we will not provide in-person programs until the CDC or Cook County Department of Public Health has deemed it safe to invite large groups back into the library. However, if we receive guidance that it is safe to do so before August 31, we will respond quickly to reinstate in-person programs.
During this time, our staff will continue to engage the community with quality virtual programming, like our recent storytimes and children’s concert.
We apologize for the disruption, but we feel that this decision is necessary to help support the health of the community.
Update (March 27 at 5:00pm)
Today, a Northbrook Public Library staff member is in quarantine and may possibly have coronavirus. The physician has informed them that testing is not available for the staff member at this time, but to assume that they have tested positive. The physician has said if testing becomes available, they will reach back out to the staff member. Although we do not have a definitive answer, we are going on the presumption that this staff member has contracted COVID-19. Learn more.
Update (March 20 at 5:45pm)
As of Friday, March 20, we have made the following changes to our services. We appreciate your support and thank you for your understanding.
The library will be closed through at least Tuesday, April 7. This date has been extended to reflect the statewide "Stay At Home" order announced by Governor Pritzker on March 20.
We are canceling all library programs through Thursday, May 14, based on CDC recommendations to limit the spread of COVID-19 by postponing or canceling public gatherings for 8 weeks.
Our book drops are closed. Please enjoy your library items a little while longer. We have extended due dates and will not be assessing any fines while we are closed. If you returned library items between March 13-16, your account may show that your returned items are still checked out to you. We will correct this when we reopen the building and are able to check all items back in. No fines will be assessed.
Curbside pickup has ended. Our staff is now working from home and we are unable to continue this service.
We encourage you to reach out to us by email for help with:
- Accessing your library account: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Accessing library eResources: email@example.com
- General questions: firstname.lastname@example.org
You can still access many great online resources with your library card. While we are closed, we are increasing the number of credits available to you in our Kanopy and Hoopla streaming services to 20 a month per card. Please note: Kanopy has also released a collection of films that you can watch without using up any credits and Kanopy Kids offers unlimited streaming of kids' content.
- eBooks & eAudiobooks
- Streaming (TV, music, movies)
- Homework help
- Business resources
- See all eResources
Getting a Temporary Library Card
If you do not currently have a library card or your card has expired, please fill out this online form to receive a temporary library card number and pin via email.
Coronavirus or COVID-19 has led to an outbreak of respiratory disease that has reached about 60 countries, including the United States. At this time, the Illinois Department of Public Health has said Illinois is a low-risk state. We encourage you to visit the Glenview-Northbrook Coronovirus Response site for the latest information from local agencies, including links that can help you separate fact from fiction.