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Fast Facts About Mount Prospect Public Library

Building Facts

  • Architect/Interior Design: Meyer, Scherer & Rockcastle, Ltd.
  • Contractor: The Meyne Company, Division of Bulley & Andrews LLC
  • Owners Representative: Owner Services Group
  • Engineering: Arnold and O’Sheridan, Inc.
  • Signage: Forcade Associates
  • Planning Consultants: Library Planning Associates
  • 101,290 square feet
  • Friends of the Library area – 1,595 square feet
  • Meeting Rooms/Entry/Youth Services – 23,851 square feet
  • Adult Services/Teen Zone – 37,769 square feet
  • Staff area – 24,970 square feet
  • Public area – 62,170 square feet
  • Non-assignable areas – 14,150 square feet

Meeting Rooms

  • Two public meeting rooms
  • Meeting Room A, capacity 318
  • Meeting Room B, capacity 42
  • Computer Training Room
  • Meeting Room C, capacity 10
  • Youth Program Room
  • Can be divided in half; capacity 125
  • State-of-the-art LCD projection units and sound systems are housed in all Meeting Rooms


  • 90 Internet-connected (e-Net) Stations, 50 catalog stations, and free WiFi


  • Two copiers on the first floor, one can print in color
  • Two copiers on the second floor, one can print in color


  • Circulation: more than 1 million (2009)
  • Collection: 499,388 items (August 2009)

A staff of 171 full- and part-time employees work at Mount Prospect Public Library, in more than a dozen areas throughout the facility.

Administration                   Human Resources

Building Services               Information Services

Circulation Services          Reference Services

Collection Management    Registration and Patron Management Services

Community Services         Technical Services

Computer Services           Youth Services

Fiction/AV/Teen Services South Branch