Library Hours


Monday through Thursday 10am - 8pm
Friday & Saturday 10am - 5pm
Sunday 1pm-5pm

Emergency closings of the library, schools, and other agencies in the Chicago area can be found here: Emergency Closing Center


Closing the library any time outside normal operating hours is a decision we do not take lightly. We always keep in mind the impact that closing has on daily users, such as children who come after school and stay until their parents get home from work, people in business for themselves who need our WiFi and printers, and many residents who have no place else to go during the day.

Of course, the safety of our staff and patrons is of utmost importance. In making the determination to close or not we consider many factors: weather forecasts, alerts from local officials asking for non-essential traffic to stay off the roads, the timing of the expected event (snow removal while its being driven and parked on is especially difficult), personal reports from staff on location, as well as internal library considerations such as any major programs or activities planned for that day.


The Library is open normal business hours on all school holidays and federal holidays, except for the following:

Independence Day
Labor Day Holiday (closed Sunday and Monday)
Thanksgiving Eve at 5 PM
Thanksgiving Day
Christmas Eve
Christmas Day
New Year's Eve
New Year's Day
Easter Sunday
Memorial Day Holiday (closed Sunday and Monday)