Hours and Directions

Book your appointment for computer use, faxing, printing, scanning, librarian assistance (virtually or by phone) and notary services online or by calling 847-775-2538. We will continue providing resources and our collection online. ESL and literacy tutoring, Conversational ESL, Digital Literacy, Health Literacy and GED in Spanish are available as virtual programming. We will also continue to share information on other online resources and programming through our website and social media platforms. Curbside Pickup services are available at both locations, to learn more visit waukeganpl.org/curbside.

Waukegan Public Library

Waukegan Public Library

Main Library Appointment Hours

Monday: 10:00 am – 7:00 pm
Tuesday: 10:00 am – 7:00 pm*
Wednesday: 10:00 am – 7:00  pm
Thursday: 10:00 am – 7:00  pm
Friday: 10:00 am – 7:00  pm

*Senior Hour: Tuesdays 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Curbside Pickup
Monday – Friday
10:00 am – 7:00 pm

Hinkston Park Branch

HInkston Park Branch

Hours of Operation*

Monday: 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Tuesday: 10:00 am – 3:00 pm*
Wednesday: 10:00 am – 3:00  pm
Thursday: 10:00 am – 3:00  pm
Friday: 10:00 am – 3:00  pm

*Starts Monday, October 12 on a walk-in basis

Curbside Pickup*

Monday, Wednesday and Friday
10:00 am – 3:00 pm

*Available until Monday, October 12


Main Library

Three hours of free parking are provided by the City of Waukegan in the City Garage located at the corner of County and Clayton Streets for all Library patrons. Please bring your parking ticket from the garage to be validated at the Customer Service Desk. Each additional hour in the garage is $1.

Street parking is available at metered spots near the library. Meters are 25¢ for each half hour and are strictly enforced between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Parking fines are $20 per violation. For further information click here.


There is free parking available in the Fieldhouse parking lot, where the Hinkston Park Branch is located.

Return Dropboxes

Items can be returned in the book drop located on Martin Luther King Dr. behind the Main Library. There is also a dropbox in the parking lot at the Hinkston Park Fieldhouse.


Main Library

The Main Library is on County St. between Washington St. and Grand Ave. It is located on the southwest corner of County and Clayton Streets, just north of the County Building.

From Route 41 Southbound:

Exit Washington Street East. Stay on Washington for about two miles. Turn left (north) on County St. The library is located two blocks down on the corner of Clayton St.

From Route 41 Northbound:

Exit at Grand Ave (Rt 132), turn right. Stay on Grand for about two miles. Turn right (south) on County St. Go one block to Clayton St.

Hinkston Park Branch

The Hinkston Park Branch is located inside the Hinkston Park Fieldhouse at the corner of Baldwin Ave. and Grand Ave. east of Green Bay Rd.

(847) 263-8077
800 North Baldwin Ave.
Waukegan, IL  60085