Senior Services

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The library’s Reading Room branch at the Senior Center is fully open to browse and check out materials. The Senior Center is now available as a pick up location for holds. 

The Arlington Heights Senior Center is a multi-agency service facility located at 1801 West Central Road. The library's Reading Room, located in the facility, allows our customers to visit us and take advantage of "one-stop shopping" for other services, such as arts and crafts, fitness, referral and assistance programs, and volunteer opportunities for older adults. Click here for more general information about the Senior Center including a link to the latest newsletter.

Reading Room Hours
Monday - Friday: 9 a.m.– 4:30 p.m.
Saturday: 8:30 a.m.– 12:30 p.m.

PLEASE NOTE:  The Senior Center, including the library's Reading Room branch, will be closed from 12:30-4 p.m. on  Monday, October 17, for staff training.  The Reading Room will be open that day from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and will reopen from 4 to 4:30 p.m. in the afternoon.

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Request Library Delivery Services

For Arlington Heights cardholders, we can deliver books, music, movies and more on a monthly basis for as long as you are unable to visit the library due to a temporary or permanent condition. This service provides accommodations to those who cannot physically visit the library.  Due to COVID-19, eligibility requirements have been updated.

Who is eligible?

  • You must be a resident of Arlington Heights.
  • You must have or be eligible for a resident Arlington Heights library card.
  • You are temporarily (minimum of 30 days) or permanently homebound due to illness, age or disability, or you are the primary caregiver for someone who meets the previous requirements.
  • There is no age limit/requirement.
  • COVID-19 UPDATE – Residents in the high-risk group, as identified by The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that includes older adults and people who have severe underlying medical conditions, may qualify if they (or a designated surrogate acting on their behalf) are unable to use the library, bookmobile or Reading Room branch at the Senior Center to obtain materials.

Request Library Delivery Services

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Library Services at the Arlington Heights Senior Center

The Senior Center is a multi-agency service facility located at 1801 West Central Road. The library's Reading Room, located in the facility, contains a collection of popular books available for checkout. Events, programs and tech classes of special interest to older adults are offered throughout the year. Learn more about library resources at the Senior Center on our Senior Center page.

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Accessibility Resources

We provide resources, services and program accommodations that enhance accessibility for all users. Learn more about the library's accessibility resources on our Accessibility Services page.

Illinois State Library Talking Book and Braille Service

Talking Books

Illinois State Library Talking Book and Braille Service is a free program available to qualified individuals who are unable to read due to a visual or physical impairment. A digital player and accessible materials (digital audio and braille books and magazines) are mailed to your home. 

Senior & Accessible Services staff can work with you to determine your eligibility and complete your Talking Books application. Once your application is accepted, we are available to assist you with setup and book requests.

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Bookmobile Stops

The bookmobile stops at the following senior communities:

  • Cedar Village
  • Luther Village
  • Moorings

See the complete bookmobile schedule.

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Volunteer

Each year, community members donate their time, skills and talents to the library's services and programs. Learn more about the library's volunteer opportunities on our Volunteer page.

 

- /Senior Center
- /Sr Center Computer Room