Starting Nov. 30 – Curbside Pickup Available

Update 11-30-2020: Effective Monday, November 30, curbside pickup returns at the Main Library, Monday – Friday from 10:00 am – 7:00 pm.

Curbside Pickup

In-person services are unavailable until further notice. Curbside pickup services will return at the Main Library Monday – Friday, 10:00 am – 7:00 pm by appointment only. Items can be placed on hold for pickup online or you can call 847-623-2041 ext. 236.

The Hinkston Branch is closed until further notice, curbside pickup service is not available at the Branch at this time. Learn more about curbside services »

Returning Materials

Materials can be returned in the drive up book drop located on Martin Luther King Dr. behind the Main Library which is now open 24/7. Items can also be returned in the book drop located in the parking lot at the Waukegan Park District Field House Sports, Fitness & Aquatics Center.

Library Services & Programming

We will continue providing resources and our collection online. For assistance with digital resources, please call 847-623-2041 ext. 238. Staff will also be available to answer general questions at 847-623-2041 and will provide remote assistance Monday – Friday, 10:00 am – 7:00 pm.

Adult ESL and literacy tutoring, Conversational ESL, Digital Literacy, Health Literacy and GED in Spanish will continue as virtual programming. For general inquiries and enrollment, please call 847-775-2547.

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Library Card Expiration Dates Extended

If your library card expires between now and December 31, 2020, your card will automatically be extended. For other account services, please email or call 847-623-2041.

Temporary Library Card

If you don’t have a library card, Waukegan residents can apply for a temporary library card while our building is closed to the public. This card will allow you to use all of our online resources. Once we reopen, please come in with proof of address to extend your usage of the card. Register for a temporary library card»

The safety of our community and staff continues to be our top priority. We will continue to follow the guidance of the Lake County Health Department, Illinois Department of Health, and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention and will re-evaluate plans as needed. Thank you for your continued support and understanding. 

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