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
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
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.
(847) 623-2041 ext. 238
Reference 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.
(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.
The Educational Services department manages the Library’s classes, including tutoring for adults, the Learning Gym, Conversational ESL, Health Awareness, computer classes, Job Readiness, and more.
For general inquiries or to learn about classes in English or Spanish, please contact the Esmeralda Maldonado: (847) 775-2565 | email
Waukegan Public Library Leadership Team
Click name to email.
Tiffany Verzani, Executive Director
Anna Chan-Guthman, Controller
Please direct any questions about Library Administration to Tiffany Verzani, Executive Director.
Jennyfer Cordova, Marketing Department Manager
Victor Dixon, Reference Manager
Contact Victor for material availability, adult programming, and locating information.
Fran Juergensmeyer, Collection Manager
If you would like to suggest a purchase for the collection, please use this form.
Marilyn McClelland, Customer Service Manager
Edwarad Puschmann, Facilities Manager
Christine Pryor, Human Resources Manager
Isaac Salgado, IT Systems Manager
Contact Isaac for assistance with online services.
Patrick Toto, Children’s Department Manager
Please see our Employment page for information about open positions.