Waukegan Public Library

Waukegan Public Library – Enriching Lives 

Waukegan Public Library is dedicated to enriching the lives of Waukegan residents through learning, from early childhood to adulthood, at two convenient locations at the main library in downtown Waukegan and a branch located in the Hinkston Park Field House. The library’s collection includes books, magazines, DVDs & Blu-Ray discs, audiobooks and ebooks. The library provides internet access, public access computers, collaborative workstations, study rooms and meeting rooms. A small café space and the Friends of the Waukegan Public Library’s book sale provide opportunities for patrons to gather together, work together, and support the library’s work. The library brings the community together for a variety of fun events throughout the year, including its free summer concert series and seasonal reading programs. Find a full calendar of events for all ages at waukeganpl.org/calendar.

Information and readers’ services are available to young adults (high schoolers and older) and adults, with librarians ready to help with research requests, technology assistance, notary services, and more.

Programs and classes help adults build a better life: come to the library to learn how to use a computer, how to find a job, how to access health care and live more healthfully, and more. The library’s educational classes help adults build the skills needed for advancement at work and in everyday life. Enrichment programs for adults, including cultural performances, a summer concert series, book groups and a regular movie series, are fun, engaging, and offered regularly throughout the year.

Waukegan Public Library offers a variety of world-class opportunities for children to learn and grow. The award-winning Early Learning Center in the Children’s Department on the lower level, is an innovative, museum-like bilingual learning environment. Programs for kids include everything from hands-on art workshops to robotics to tech classes, and are offered regularly for children in grades K-8.

Programming for young adults (grades 9-12) includes an open study space, leadership council, and college preparatory workshop series – as well as enrichment programs, too! Programs are planned by dedicated teen volunteers and supported by teen librarians.

Home delivery services are also available to qualifying patrons; visit www.waukeganpl.org/services/home-delivery.