Main Library

The Main Library is located at the corner of County and Clayton Streets in downtown Waukegan. It’s home to our full collection and all educational services, as well as our award-winning Early Learning Center, located in the Children’s Department on the lower level.
128 North County Street Waukegan, IL 60085
(847) 623-2041


Hinkston Park Branch

The Hinkston Park Branch is located in the Waukegan Park District’s Fieldhouse. It houses a selection of books and audiovisual materials. You can also pick up a reserved item at the Branch.
800 North Baldwin Waukegan, IL 60085
(847) 263-8077


Customer Service
(847) 623-2041

Customer Service can answer questions about your library account, checking out and renewing library materials and will connect you to the department manager who can help answer your question.

Adult Services Department
(847) 623-2041 ext. 238

Adult Services staff will answer research questions, book study rooms, take registration for adult and young adult programs, and make recommendations for materials. You may email your request to our Reference Department by clicking here. The Adult Services department also manages the Library’s classes, including tutoring for adults, Conversational ESL, Health Awareness, computer classes, Job Readiness, and more. For general inquiries or to learn about classes in English or Spanish, please contact Esmeralda Maldonado: (847) 775-2565 | email

Children’s Department
(847) 623-2041 ext. 280

The Children’s Department handles all children’s research questions (up to 8th grade), takes registration for children’s programming, handles inquiries about the Early Learning Center, and more.

Waukegan Public Library Leadership Team

Click name to email.

Tiffany Verzani, Executive Director, (she/her/hers)

Amy Grossman, Deputy Director, (she/her/hers)

Michelle Rieber, Finance Manager, (she/her/hers)

Angela Clarke, Administrative Services Manager, (she/her/hers)

Jennyfer Cordova, Communications & Community Engagement Manager, (she/her/hers)

Fran Juergensmeyer, Collection Manager, (she/her/hers)
If you would like to suggest a purchase for the collection, please use this form.

Marilyn McClelland, Customer Service Manager, (she/her/hers)

Edward Puschmann, Facilities Manager, (he/him/his)

Isaac Salgado, IT Manager, (he/him/his)

Patrick Toto, Children’s Department Manager, (he/him/his)

Please see our Employment page for information about open positions.