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Although its building remains closed to the public for now, the Glencoe Public Library still offers many services to its patrons. Staff members are reachable by phone, chat, text, and This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
Materials may be checked out (to current Glencoe residents only) for curbside pickup.



As of June 22, 2020, library service hours are:

Monday-Thursday, 9 am-7 pm

Friday, 9 am-6 pm

Saturday, 9 am-5 pm



Call (847)-835-5056 during service hours to speak to a library staffer about:

  • your library account
  • reading suggestions
  • reference and tech questions
  • placing holds on materials you want to check out

While anyone is welcome to call, only current Glencoe residents can obtain materials at this time. Only materials in the Glencoe Public Library's collection are available to circulate.

 Other ways to reach library staff:

Chat. The chat window can be found in the lower right corner of our home page (click the blue "Contact us!" tab), and is active during library service hours.

Text at (847) 892-6123

Email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



If you’re a Glencoe cardholder, you may take advantage of our popular curbside service to check out materials from our collection. To order, you’ll need to first place a hold on your desired materials either through our online catalog, by emailing us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or by phone at (847) 835-5056. When your requested materials are ready to be picked up, you will be notified via email. Once you receive that message, call the curbside hotline (847) 835-8926 during curbside service hours to schedule a pickup appointment time.

Curbside pickup appointments are available during curbside service hours, which are:

Monday 11 am-5 pm

Tuesday 1-7 pm

Wednesday 11 am-5 pm

Thursday 1-7 pm

Friday 11 am-5 pm

Saturday 11 am-5 pm



To send us a file for printing, submit a remote print request. We’ll send you an email notifying you when it’s ready so you can call to make an appointment to pick it up through our curbside service. For Glencoe cardholders only.



Send us a completed online 3D print submission form. When it’s ready, we’ll let you know so you can schedule an appointment to pick it up curbside. For Glencoe cardholders only.



In-library programs are on hold for now, but check the Calendar on our website to learn about:

  • virtual storytimes via Facebook Live (Tuesdays and Fridays at 11 am); a new YouTube channel with children’s videos; virtual gaming events, and more
  • book discussions for adults via Zoom: mystery, fiction, nonfiction, Big Books, and historical fact and fiction
  • programs for adults via Zoom



We offer lots of online and streaming options that you can use from home. You can download ebooks; listen to audiobooks; stream movies, tv shows, and music; read newspapers, comics, and magazines; take online classes; learn a new language; and more. Find all the options (and learn how to use them) on our Digital Content page.



When will the library re-open? As soon as it’s safely possible! We don’t have a date yet, but when we do we’ll announce it on our website, social media, and our weekly e-newsletter.

What about the materials I already have checked out? You may return them through the book drop on the west side of the building. No overdue fines will accrue until August 1, 2020.

Before the library closed for COVID-19, I ordered library materials through inter-library loan. When will I get them? The RAILS inter-library loan system is shut down for the time being. All holds will be filled when RAILS resumes normal operations.

Are Advantage copies of bestsellers still being offered to residents? Advantage copy hold requests, which give priority to Glencoe residents on popular e-book and e-audiobook titles, will continue to be monitored. Advantage copies are available only for titles checked out through Digital Library of Illinois

I don’t have a library card. How can I get one? You’ll need a current library card to enjoy the library’s online offerings. Click here to self-register for a temporary library card number and password. The temporary card will allow you to download e-books and e-audiobooks through Overdrive and to place holds in the catalog. Your permanent card, which allows access to all of our online resources, will have to wait until we reopen. If you already have a GPL library card that is expired or is due to expire soon, don’t fret—we’ll automatically extend the validity of your card through August 1, 2020.

What’s the best way to learn about the latest library news and programs? To receive weekly updates on upcoming virtual programs and library service changes, sign up for our e-newsletter on the GPL website.



Questions or comments? Feel free to email the library’s executive director, Andrew Kim, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..