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.

NEW Weekly Phone-in Discussion Program

Join us for a weekly phone-based short story discussion! We listen to a short story, or an excerpt from a book, and discuss it in this live, phone-in, hour-long program.

To register for the program, or for more information, call us at (847) 870-3712 or email us at

Things To Do From Home

Read, Watch or Listen from Home

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

Virtual and Interactive tours of historical sites

Explore your interests or learn something new using our online databases! See our Databases page for a complete list.

  • Ancestry Library Edition - Family history data, census information, immigration, etc. NOTE: Ancestry Library Edition will be available to home users until May 31, 2020.
  • Consumer's Checkbook - Find high-quality products and services at competitive prices.  Full access (including at-home access and the ability to submit reviews) is for Arlington Heights cardholders only.  Non-Arlington Heights cardholders, please click here for limited access.
  • Creativebug - More than 1,000 award-winning art & craft video classes taught by recognized design experts and artists. Includes sewing/quilting/knitting, paper crafts, food, jewelry, holiday crafts and more. Arlington Heights cardholders only.
  • National Geographic - Full-text issues of National Geographic (1880-present) and  National Geographic Traveler (2010-present).  Hundreds of maps, videos and images.
  • Udemy - Offers over 3500 on-demand video tutorials covering technology (e.g., Office, Windows, and Mac OS, coding, etc.), business & management, job & career skills, and personal growth.

Looking for Something to Watch?

If you're looking for something to watch right now, Senior Services staff created some resources for you!

Browse these curated lists of movies you can stream or download.

Classic Films

Award-Winning Films

Documentary Films

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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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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.


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