General Services

Committed to providing exemplary service and a rewarding library experience, the Glenview Public Library provides many support services to its patrons.

ADA Accessibility

Glenview Public Library complies with the Americans with Disability Act. Individuals with disabilities who require accommodations to allow them to participate in any library program or meeting should contact the Reader or Reference Services Desks for adult programs and Youth Services Desk for children’s programs. The Library requires five business days notice if special accommodations are needed. More information on assistive technology, special programs, and enhanced materials is available here.

Copy Center

Conveniently located on the main floor, one-stop copying for your home, school, or business needs. Black and white copies are $.10 per sheet; color copies are $.50 per sheet. Letter and legal sizes are available.

Drive-Up Services

Vehicle entry to the convenient Drive-Up Window and Book/AV Return Slots is on Prairie Street. Regular materials and holds can be picked up and materials can be dropped off without leaving the comfort of your car. Call the Circulation Department at 847-729-7500 to route your materials or hold item to the Drive-Up Window for pick up. Please allow one hour to process your drive-up requests and present your library card when you arrive to pick up your materials. Library card registration, payment for fines, renewals, and other services are available inside the Library at the Circulation Desk. For security reasons, no monetary transactions take place at the Drive-Up Window. Drive-Up Services Guide (PDF).

Friends of the Glenview Library Used Book Store

In the ongoing effort to support library programs and special projects, the Friends of the Glenview Library operate a thriving Used Book Store. Conveniently located in the southwest corner of the Library’s lobby, hundreds of donated books and other media are for sale during regular library hours. Stop by and browse the well-organized collection and enjoy the quiet reading nook. Domated bargain books for every age and interest arrive daily.

Homebound Service

Glenview residents who are temporarily or permanently homebound due to an illness or disability may have library materials brought to their home through Homebound Services. A valid Glenview Public Library card and an application are required to begin service. Contact the Outreach Librarian at 847-729-7500 x 2612 for more information.

Library Card Information

Visit the Circulation Desk to register for your card. Library card eligibility is as follows:

Resident

Residents of the Incorporated Village of Glenview, whether they own or rent property, are eligible for a Glenview Public Library card at no cost, upon presentation of proof of residency and proper identification.

Non-Resident

Property owners residing in unincorporated Cook County are considered by law to be non-residents. Non-residents must purchase a library card in order to use the Glenview Public Library.

Business

Businesses located within the Village of Glenview (i.e., that are actually doing business and have a permanent business address within the Village of Glenview) are eligible to apply for and obtain Business Library Cards from the Glenview Public Library, free of charge. Businesses located (whether owning or renting) in the GPL Non-Resident Service Area may purchase Business Library Cards for an annual fee calculated on the same basis as for non-resident taxpayers.

Borrowers' Card Policy (PDF) further explains card eligibility and documentation required.

Library Floorplan

The Library Floorplan (PDF) is an excellent tool to locate services and collections when you visit.

Paperback Book & Magazine Exchange

Take advantage of this useful patron service. Drop off magazines and paperback books at the Reader Services Desk in exchange for a complimentary magazine or paperback in the Exchange bins, conveniently located near the Library Lobby. Browse the bins at your leisure and take home your next great read.

Program & Event Registration

Many Library programs require pre-registration. Reservations can be made in person or by phone at the Youth (x7900), Reader (x7600) or Reference Services Desks (x7700). Easy online registration is also available for many programs on the Library calendar.

Public Computing Area

Over 50 public computers are located on the second floor. Free Wi-Fi, the online catalog, and specialized databases can be easily accessed. Equipped with a host of assistive devices, the ADA Tech Room is also located in this area. Computer Aides are available for technology assistance.

Public Meeting Room Reservations

Please contact the Business Office at 847-729-7500 x 2113 to reserve a public meeting room or the Technology Lab. Please review Public Meeting Room Policy (PDF) or contact the Business Office for information on eligibility to reserve a room, fees, and other room rental procedures.

Self-Check Stations

A quick and easy way to check out your materials. The Circulation Staff will be happy to help you if you have questions.

Study Rooms

Wi-Fi accessible study rooms are available for small groups to collaborate on projects. Stop by or call the Youth (x 7900) or Reference Services (x 7700) Desks to reserve a room. A Glenview Library card is required. Details are available here (PDF).

Vending Area

A new vending area in the East Alcove of the Library Lobby now offers bottled water, soft drinks, sport beverages, and hot beverages.

Wi-Fi Printing

Documents may be printed using the Library's wireless (Wi-Fi) printing service.

Step-by-step instructions and helpful Wi-Fi printing hints (PDF) are available here.

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