We help you discover and learn new things, enrich your life, and exchange ideas with our materials, technologies, and experiences.

Renovation 2020

Learn more about how we've updated our interior spaces.

Visit the renovation website

Get a library card

Your library card opens up our rich collections, programming, and resources. Any Skokie resident can apply for a card. We also have options for businesses, teachers, residents of other suburbs and the city of Chicago.

Learn about library cards

Getting Items

Browse the collection in person and check out materials using a self-serve kiosk or by visiting a help desk. Cardholders may also request items to be reserved for pickup either at the library or on the bookmobile.

Learn more about placing and picking up holds

What to Expect

Learn about our health and safety procedures before you visit.

Learn what to expect when you visit

Get here and get help

Find out when we're open, how to get to the library, and how to get help.

Learn about our hours, location, contact information


Our bookmobile is a mobile library that brings books, DVDs, and more to locations throughout Skokie.

Find a stop near you

Requests for Proposals

As we develop and improve our services and facilities here at the library, we may issue requests for proposals.

View current and closed RFPs

Items for Sale

We sometimes sell things that are no longer needed in the library.

See available items

Apply for a job

Do you have something unique to offer the library and the community? Check our open jobs list and apply to work here.

Check our job listings

Who we are

Great people make a great library. 

Get to know the Board of Trustees and our staff.

How we operate

Get a better sense of what we do and how we operate. Read our policies, our strategic plan, our culture statement, and our annual review.

See what records we maintain

Watch us in action

We regularly post videos to YouTube and images to Instagram that capture some of the amazing things that happen at the library.