Library at Home

Our services may look a bit different during the pandemic, but we're still here to help! Here are some of the ways that you can use the library from home.

Don't have a library card? We can email you a library card number so that you can use all of our online resources. No need to come in! Just fill out the online application and we'll be in touch.

Stay in touch

Phone and chat: Call 847-673-7774 or use the chat box in the lower right corner of this screen during normal library hours to speak to a staff member.


Social media: Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube. We're updating those pages regularly with helpful information and fun stuff. 

Use Digital resources

There are so many ways to use your library card online! Download eBooks and audiobooks, stream movies and TV shows, listen to music, read digital comics, online newspapers and magazines, take online classes, and much more. Check out all of our online materials and resources.


  • We have added more eBooks and downloadable audiobooks to Overdrive available in Russian, Spanish, Polish, Gujarati, Chinese, Korean, and Urdu. Hoopla also has books available in multiple languages.
  • Hoopla has added Bonus Borrows - these items do not count against your monthly borrowing limits.
  • is currently available for at-home use.

Keep kids engaged

We're working on lots of new ways to educate and entertain kiddos at home, like storytime! Try out some fun things to do for families.

Learn how our online resources can help kids keep up their learning while they're home from school.


  • We've added TumbleMath, a digital resource with simple math lessons that focus on basics, in the form of read-alongs for K-4 students. Includes quizzes and lesson planning tools.

Keep Yourself Entertained

We're here to recommend great titles just for you! Get personalized recommendations through our Bookmatch, Bookmatch for Kids, and Screenmatch services. Browse book lists curated and written by our in-house experts. Read, watch, and listen to our huge collection of eBooks and downloads. And join our Goodreads online book club


We have lots of ways for you to take part in library events and activities from home.

Get community and health information

Some other useful links:

Make a Difference

Participate in the Coming Together with Care community project. Volunteer for the Skokie Medical Reserve Corps (MRC), a group of volunteer health professionals that enhance emergency preparedness and response capabilities. Volunteer or donate to the Niles Township Food Pantry.