Today's Hours
9 a.m. - 9 p.m.

About Us

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Books? Sure, we’ve got books. But, if you’ve been to the Library lately, you know that we want to help you to Connect, Create, and Explore. In order to do that, sometimes words on a page are all you need. But at other times, you need something more than books to get the job done.

Our Library of Extraordinary Things is a collection of items to help you learn something new, get something accomplished on your to-do list, or try something you may not have at home. What will you discover?

 

Celebrate

Having a party? Check out a boombox, vinyl record turntable, projectors for movies, and more.

Cook

The Culinary Cupboard collection has lots of great kitchen tools, pans, and gadgets to make your dinner party a smashing success.

Create

The opening of the Creative Studio and the Makery give Elmhurst Library cardholders access to professional-lever equipment and software. Other digitization equipment is available for checkout.

Craft

Check out sewing machines and knitting needles to get your creativity flowing.

Improve

Keep tabs on energy efficiency at home with our eco tools, keep connected with wifi-hotspots, and stay dry when leaving the library with EPL umbrellas.

Play

EPL is also a place to have fun. Check out board games (for all ages), puppets, and puzzles. The littlest Library visitors enjoy pushing borrowed strollers with baby dolls. Technology for kids includes Disney Infinity gaming pad, Playaway Launchpad, and iPads preloaded with educational apps.

Read

Reading is (obviously) fundamental to Elmhurst Public Library. Expand you reading experience with eReaders, interactive books and CD combos, and more.

Work

While you’re at the Library, check out some of these tools to keep you productive. including laptops and phone chargers.