Visit us this summer!June 10, 2021
You do not need an appointment to visit. Curbside pick-up is still available.
Face masks that cover the nose and mouth are required at all times for anyone who has not been vaccinated for the COVID-19 virus. Patrons are also asked to stay home if they or a member of their family is currently ill or exhibiting any symptoms of COVID-19.
For curbside pick-up, patrons will receive an email when their holds are ready for pick-up. Please call 708-215-3200 when you arrive at the Library to let us know you are here to pick up your materials. You will need your library card or library card number. Holds can be placed via our website, or by calling 708-215-3200.
And don’t forget, your Virtual Library is open 24/7. Visit www.lagrangelibrary.org/e-library to access streaming and downloadable books, movies, music, online learning resources and more.
SERVICE INFORMATION FAQ
Need a Library Card? No Problem!
All La Grange residents are eligible for a free Library card. Just come to the front door during our open hours and let our front desk staff know you are here to register for a Library card. You will need a valid photo ID (this includes student IDs) and proof of address if address does not match what is on your ID (examples include a utility bill or piece of mail). If you don't yet have proof of your La Grange address, we'll give you a temporary card you can use for 30 days until you have something to verify your address. Any residents age 12 and under will need to be accompanied by a parent/legal guardian. Learn more about getting a La Grange Public Library card.
You can also register online for a Library card to utilize our digital services. Not only do you get instant access to our online services, it makes it easier to complete your full access registration when you come to the Library. Learn more about getting an online card.
Work/Study Spaces & Meeting Rooms
La Grange cardholders can make their reservations in advance online, by calling 708-215-3220 or online at http://lagrangelibrary.evanced.info/spaces#.
*Must be 14 or older to reserve the digital studio and 18 or older to reserve board/meeting room
No Late Fees & Account Information
Just bring it back! The La Grange Public Library eliminated late fees in September 2019. However, if an item is 21 days overdue, you will not be able to place holds or check out new materials.
Curbside Holds Pick-Up
When you arrive to pick up your holds, call 708-215-3200 and let us know you are here to pick-up materials. Your holds are not being checked out to your account in advance of your visit. Please have your library card or library card number available when checking out. You can also download the SWAN Libraries App for iOS or Android devices which will store your library card number and bar code.
*Your hold(s) will not be available for pick up until you receive an email, text message or phone call stating your holds are ready.
Public Access Computers
Computers are available on our 2nd floor (Adult & Teen Services). We’ve also added an express computer in our lobby along with a printer/copier/scanner for convenient 15-minute or less sessions.
You can send print jobs from your home or device to the Library and release them when you arrive! Please visit the Library to release your print jobs within 24 hours of sending. Use Print from Anywhere.
Please return materials to our exterior book drops, open 24/7.
Interlibrary loans are available at this time.
Classes & Programs
Many of your favorite programs and classes are still happening on Zoom. We are also offering some outdoor programs this summer. Check out our Events calendar to see what’s coming up!
Reference and reader's advisory service for all ages is available at our Children’s, Adult and Teen Service desks. Account assistance is available at our front desk in the lobby.
Your Virtual Library
We offer a number of online services for e-books, audiobooks, streaming movies, TV and more. Check out our E-Library page to see what we’ve got to offer.
Friends of the Library Book Sale & Book Donations
The Friends of the Library used book sale is ongoing in our lobby. Book purchases can be made with cash (simply put the money in our cash box) or with a credit/debit card. Book donations are also being accepted. The Friends are in need of books in moderate to good condition. Text books and old encyclopedias will be discarded.