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Share Your COVID-19 Story to Build the Library’s Collection

We are living in a historic moment. The COVID-19 pandemic is perhaps one of those events that change or mark a generation. Recognizing the importance and unique opportunity for us to document experiences and collective memories while we are living through uncertain times together, the Arlington Heights Memorial Library invites local community members to share their stories, artifacts and any form of artistic or creative expression about living during the pandemic. The goal of the Arlington Heights COVID-19 Story Project is to create a library collection that will enable our community and future generations to learn about the resilience of Arlington

With our drive-up window open on Friday, we are discontinuing curbside service. Customers will continue to scan their library card at the kiosk in the underground parking garage so that staff can prepare notified hold pickups at the drive-up window. Please be alert for increased pedestrian and drive-through traffic.

If you prefer to get your items while on foot or on a bike, your items can be retrieved from the pickup shelves in the library next to the checkout desk. 

Drive-up window hours of operation:

Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-8 p.m.

Saturday 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Sunday 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

If you have other items on

All return bins at the main library and remote bins are open for book returns 24/7.

A new return bin in the parking lot is available
Monday-Friday, 9am to 8 p.m.
Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Larger items that do not fit in the bins may be returned inside the library beginning June 26.  

It may take up to a week for your items to show as returned in your account as items are not checked in until after a 72-hour quarantined period. Fines will not accrue while the library is closed. 

We are unable to

In addition to great books, movies and music to listen, read and watch from home, the library also offers virtual programs for all ages. Check our program guide and online calendar for upcoming virtual programs for you to enjoy: https://www.ahml.info/attend/events

Request your card today and start reading, watching, listening and learning online.

Access the library from your home and conveniently stream or download something to read, watch or listen to. There are thousands of books, movies, music and more to choose from beginning at ahml.info/borrow/ebooks. Here is a guide to help find:  

eBooks and audiobooks: Use hoopla and cloudLibrary

TV, comics, movies and music: Use hooplakanopy, Acorn TV, IndieFlix and The Great Courses.

Magazines and newspapers: Use rbdigital, Flipster and pressreader

Questions? Chat with usemail us or schedule a virtual appointment with us.

Welcome to our new online resources page for families, early childhood, kids, tweens and teens. Each week, you'll find an updated list of resources for you to explore each week: storytimes on the library's YouTube channel, live online Tween and Teen programs, craft ideas, learning resources and more. 

Visit our online resources page for youths and their families.

We are living in a historic moment. The COVID-19 pandemic is perhaps one of those events that change or mark a generation. Recognizing the importance and unique opportunity for us to document experiences and collective memories while we are living through uncertain times together, the Arlington Heights Memorial Library invites local community members to share their stories, artifacts and any form of artistic or creative expression about living during the pandemic. The goal of the Arlington Heights COVID-19 Story Project is to create a library collection that will enable our community and future generations to learn about the resilience of Arlington Heights. The library aims to create a permanent historic

Reading from home? Let us recommend a curated list of eBooks, eAudiobooks and more you can download from home. For adults, kids or teens! Fill out a Book Me form today and one of our staff members will send you your personalized recommendations: https://www.ahml.info/form/book-me

 Sign-up for an Arlington Heights Memorial Library card online to access thousands of eBooks, digital magazines, movies and more.  

If you live in the library's service area and do not have an AHML library card, you can now register online for a digital card.  
 
You can use your card right away to check out eBooks, access library databases and online learning resources, as well as reserve books, DVDs and more. 
 
To pick up your physical card, please be sure to bring ID with proof of your name and current address to the Checkout Desk. For children and teens, a signature and current ID from a parent or guardian is required when you pick up your new card. Children

Working, learning or teaching from home? There are several free services that can aid in social distancing, working remotely and communicating online. Popular learning platform Treehouse offers a free 28-minute video How to Work Remotely: The Most Successful Habits and Skills to Put Into Practice. Here are a few popular services along with instructions for using them: 

Skype: Microsoft’s cross-compatible text, voice and video chat platform. Best for communicating across different types of devices. Tutorial Skype support 

Google HangoutsGoogle’s chat and video platform. Best for communicating to others with Google or Gmail accounts. Tutorial Hangouts support