Mount Prospect Public Library

10 South Emerson Street
Mount Prospect, Illinois 60056 
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Main Branch

Monday - Friday: 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. 
Saturday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 
Sunday: noon to 5 p.m. 
Closed days

South Branch

Monday - Friday: 11 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Friday before the 2nd Saturday: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
2nd Saturday of the month: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m
Click here to find out more about the South Branch.

Our Mission

The Mount Prospect Public Library exists to:

  • Connect people to information, resources and opportunities for enrichment and leisure
  • Provide and sustain a book culture through literary knowledge and interactive experiences
  • Promote and support education and lifelong learning
  • Build community

The Mount Prospect Public Library is a mid-size, independent public library, located in the Village of Mount Prospect, Illinois, located about 20 miles northwest of Chicago. The collection is comprised of approximately a half-million items and has an annual circulation around one million.

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Library Life TV Show

Library Life is an award-winning, monthly cable television program about the Mount Prospect Public Library, produced in cooperation with the Village of Mount Prospect. Host Cathy Cushing provides an in-depth look into the events and happenings at the Library. Each 30 minute episode includes book reviews, compelling interviews, upcoming events, monthly program highlights , and Library trivia. Click Here to watch the current episode of Library Life.

Preview Newsletter

The Library's newsletter, Preview, is published every other month and includes information about the Library and its programs. Click Here to read the current newsletter or previous issues.


If you would like timely information about upcoming Library programs and events sent directly to your e-mail inbox, please Click Here to sign up for this new service.

Strategic and Operational Plan

Strategic and Operational Plan 2016 - 2019