10 South Emerson, Mount Prospect, IL 60056 | 847/253-5675

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Library Card

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My Account / Checkouts

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  • Can I renew materials? How do I do it? more info »
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  • I want to suspend an item on hold, such as when I’m going on vacation, and don’t want to miss it when it is available. What can I do? more info »

Building & Services

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  • Can I print from the Library’s computers? How much does it cost?  more info »
  • Does the Library offer computer classes?  more info »
  • Does the Library have copiers, scanners, fax machines, typewriters etc. for public use?  more info »
  • How can I get an item the Library does not own? more info »
  • Do you offer English as a second language (ESL) courses?  more info »
  • Do you accept donations? Where should I take them?   more info »

Library Information

Mount Prospect Public Library
10 S. Emerson Street
Mount Prospect, Illinois 60056
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847/253-0642 FAX
847/590-3200 Renew Material

Monday – Friday: 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday: noon to 5 p.m.