Welcome to the library! We're glad you're here. Learn more about all of our services below. If you have any questions, call us at 847-272-6224 or email us during our open hours.  

Open Hours

The library is 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

Safety Measures & Mask Policy

All library services are currently available. Masks are recommended, but not required, in the library and in library programs. Masks are still available by request at all of our service desks.

Collaboratory Appointments

Appointments are no longer required to use the Collaboratory on Fridays and Saturdays (see open hours), but you still need to schedule an appointment to use the Digital Media and the Digitization Room and to use the Collaboratory on weekdays.

Study Rooms

Study rooms can be reserved for up to 2 hours a day. You can also reserve a study room up to a week in advance online with a Northbrook Public Library card. If a study room is available, you can make a walk-up reservation at the Reference desk. If you have any questions, call 847-272-4873 or email the Reference Department

Meeting Rooms

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

Computers

Computers are available on the 2nd floor on a walk-in basis for 60 minutes with two 30-minute extensions if no one is waiting (no library card required.) You can also reserve a computer up to one week in advance. Call 847-272-4873 or email reference@northbrook.info during our open hours to schedule an appointment.

Checking Out & Returning Materials

You can use your library card or download a digital version of your library card on our library app to check out materials using one of our new self-checkout machines located on each floor of the library. See how easy it is to quickly check out multiple items. You can also check out materials on your phone using our library app's Self-Checkout option. If you need help with checking out your items, staff will be there to help.

You can return materials in our lobby during our open hours or use our outdoor bookdrops.  

Holds Pickup

Holds provide a quick and easy way to get library materials. You can place holds on library materials, including books, movies, videogames, Roku sticks, mobile hotspots, and more. When you are notified your hold items are ready, you can pick them up and check them out from the Holds shelves in the west lobby (across from the bookshop). Learn more.

Printing Services & 3D Printing Services

  • You can visit to use our print/copy/fax machine or request a print for pickup:
    • Send us your file and when it's ready, we'll let you know how to pick it up. Please allow 24 hours for us to complete your print.
  • Send us a file to print on the 3D printer:

Online Resources (eBooks, Movies, etc.)

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

Programs

We offer a wide array of virtual and in-person programs for all ages and interests each month.

Home Delivery Service

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 in the library

Other ways to engage with the library

You can still access many library services from home. If you are interested in something that you don't see on this list, please call us at 847-272-6224.