WHAT TO EXPECT DURING YOUR VISIT

We welcome patrons to the Main Library and South Branch during posted hours. Please follow all posted instructions and information from staff.

  • Face coverings: There is no mask mandate at this time. However, if you would like to wear one and you forget yours or need a new one, we will give you one to use and keep.
  • Respect safe distancing. We ask patrons to “Be Kind, Give Space.”
  • We encourage patrons to wash their hands or use hand sanitizer frequently. Hand sanitizer is available for your convenience throughout the building.

What You Can Enjoy at the Library 

  • Check out books, DVDs, and other materials.
  • Pick up holds, use new 24/7 Hold Lockers, or use contactless Parking Lot Pickup.
  • In-person book recommendations, searches, and suggestions.
  • In-person help from our expert staff on all sorts of topics and needs. You may also email or call.
  • Study Rooms, limited by reservation and capacity.
  • Teen Space.
  • Outdoor programming.
  • Public seating.
  • In-person reference.
  • Public computers at the Main Library and South Branch.
  • Printing/copying/faxing.
  • WiFi, no password required. Also available outside of the building.
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HOURS

Main Library Hours

  • Monday-Thursday: 9 a.m.-9 p.m.
  • Friday: 9 a.m.-7 p.m.
  • Saturday: 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
  • Sunday: 12 p.m.-6 p.m.

South Branch Hours

  • Monday-Friday: 11 a.m.-7:30 p.m.
  • Second Saturday of the Month: 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
  • Closed on Sunday

We welcome you to call ahead with questions: 847-253-5675 (Main Library); 847-590-4090 (South Branch). Please check the website and social media for any closures or library updates.

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CONTACTLESS SERVICES & RESOURCES

Contactless Library Services 

Reader Services

For book selections and recommendations 

Reference

Find information, get answers to all sorts of questions: Reference@mppl.org.

Research

Research@mppl.org

Kids Activities, Storytime Bundles

Reserve Storytime Bundles, crafts-to-go, and kid activities! Stop by the Youth Services area or email KidsRead@mppl.org in advance. 

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WATCH FOR UPDATES

Watch our social media channels (Facebook and Twitter), newsletter, and website for up-to-date information or any schedule or service changes.

For authoritative information about COVID-19, contact the Cook County Department of Public Health, Illinois Department of Public Health, and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Our services may change at any time. We are actively monitoring conditions for the health and safety of our patrons and staff, and we will adjust accordingly. The library’s actions are guided by available science and information from public health and infectious disease experts, Executive Orders from the Office of Governor Pritzker, and the American Library Association. The safety of our patrons and staff is our highest priority.