South Branch

We are located in the Crystal Court Plaza at Busse and Algonquin roads. There is a full range of library services in a location that’s more easily accessible to residents on the south side of Mount Prospect.

Open to the public. Call 847-590-4090 to schedule your visit. Abierto al público solo con cita. Llame al 847-590-4090 para pedir una cita.

Come visit us to Use computers to access the Internet and other programs, such as Microsoft Word; Check out books, movies, and music, and attend programs for children, teens, and adults




  • 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
  • South Branch is closed on Sundays

Address & Phone

  • Phone: 847/590-4090
  • 1711 W. Algonquin Rd, Mount Prospect, IL 60056
  • At the intersection of Busse and Algonquin Roads, Crystal Court Shopping Center

Staff Picks

  • Short on time? Check out these short story collections!

    The Color Master by Aimee Bender

    The Color Master book cover


    This collection of short stories features weird and wonderful characters and surreal events that draw the reader into the story world. Many reviewers describe these stories as “fairy tales,” but while some are whimsical, they’re also dark and melancholy, like the best fairy tales for adults.






    Suddenly, a Knock on the Door by Etgar Keret

    Suddenly a Knock on the Door book cover


    The stories in this collection by the Israeli short story writer Etgar Keret, combine absurd, humorous, and poignant themes that reveal the fierce humanity of characters in surreal situations.







    Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri

    Interpreter of Maladies book cover


    In nine stories imbued with the sensual details of Indian culture, Lahiri charts the emotional journeys of characters seeking love beyond the barriers of nations and generations. This short fiction collection blends elements of Indian traditions with the complexities of American culture.






    A Manual for Cleaning Women: Selected Stories by Lucia Berlin

    A Manual for Cleaning Women book cover


    Taking place in the American Southwest, these stories showcase Lucia Berlin’s trademark blend of humor and melancholy. They find miracles in everyday life and uncover moments of grace in cafeterias, laundromats, homes of the upper class and hotel dining rooms.






    before you suffocate your own fool self by Danielle Evans

    Before You Suffocate your Own Fool Self book cover


    Fearless, funny, and ultimately tender, Danielle Evans’s stories offer a bold new perspective on the experience of being young and African-American or mixed-race in modern-day America.







    Vampires in the Lemon Grove by Karen Russell

    Vampires in the Lemon Grove and Other Stories book cover


    This short story collection by Karen Russell  story blends whimsy and horror in equal measure. Her dry humor and keen eye for relatable emotional experiences will lure readers deeply into these surreal vignettes.