Library Opening Update

The Library building is open to all visitors to browse the collections and check out materials to enjoy at home. We continue to monitor building capacity and ask that visitors take the following precautions when visiting:

  • Keep visits limited to one hour.
  • Wear a face covering at all times.
  • Maintain at least 6 feet apart from others.
  • Accompany children under 13 years of age.
  • Monday-Friday 9-10 AM reserved for vulnerable patrons.

We continue to evaluate Library services based upon guidance from the Illinois Department of Public Health. We are cautiously optimistic that we will be able to expand in-person services soon. In the meantime, the drive-up, remote, and virtual services listed below remain available. Thank you for your patience and support! 


Building Hours

Monday-Friday, 9 AM to 9 PM 
Saturday, 9 AM to 5 PM 
Sunday Closed

Drive-Up Window Service
The Drive-Up Window will be open the same hours as the building.

Materials Return
All external book drops are open for returning materials 24/7.

Phone and Email Service 
Staff is here and happy to help you with account questions, research assistance, technology help, book, movie and music recommendations, and more! We can help by phone, chat, Zoom, and/or email Just call 847-729-7500 or email during the Library hours as listed above.

Virtual Programs 
The Library will continue to offer a wide array of virtual programs while the building is closed. Visit glenviewpl.org/register to view upcoming programs.

Download and Stream 
Download or stream books, audiobooks, magazines, newspapers, music, movies, and TV shows—all FREE with your Glenview Public Library card. Need help? Schedule a virtual one-on-one appointment with staff with this online form or email, and we will contact you to set up a time slot. Appointments are conducted via Zoom and are limited to GPL cardholders.

Book-A-Librarian 
Need research or technology help? Schedule a virtual one-on-one appointment with this online form or email, and we will contact you to set up a time slot. Appointments are conducted via Zoom and are limited to GPL cardholders.

Free Parking Lot WiFi 
With our recently boosted WiFi signal, you can now get online while parked in our lot. No need to come into the building!

Laptops for Checkout
Laptops are now available for checkout from the Drive-Up Window for a four-hour loan. Borrow one laptop per day per person after signing a one-time liability waiver at the Drive-Up Window. Get online right in our parking lot with our free WiFi. Return your laptop to the Window before the Library closes. Laptops can be reserved but not renewed. Available for Glenview Library cardholders 18 and older only.


FAQs

How do I select and check out materials at the Drive-Up Window?

Select your items by placing a hold – either by calling the Library during business hours or online 24/7 through the Library catalog. When your hold is ready, you will receive a notice by your preferred method (phone, email or text) and then you may come to the Drive-Up Window to pick up your materials. Please note, due to high demand, some materials may not be available right away.

How do I get materials from another library?

Currently, holds are allowed on items owned by most libraries listed in our catalog.

How do I pay fines?

Pay fines and fees online or at the Drive-Up Window using a credit or debit card. The Library will not be able to accept cash payments at this time.

Can I donate books?

The Used Book Store remains closed until further notice. No book donations will be accepted at this time.