Senior Center

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The library’s Reading Room branch at the Senior Center is open, with limited capacity, to browse and check out materials. Visitors for the Reading Room will be admitted as space becomes available.  When entering and while in the building, everyone must wear a mask and practice social distancing.

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.

Reading Room Hours
Monday - Friday: 9 a.m.–2 p.m.

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The Reading Room

Our collection of popular books (including the latest books available in large print), DVDs, CDs and audiobooks are all available for checkout. 

Reading areas, newspapers and hold pickups will not be available at this time. 

Reading Room Hours
Monday - Friday: 9 a.m.– 2 p.m.

Returns of Arlington Heights library materials, including Reading Room items, can be made in the outside book drop to the west of the Senior Center entrance.

Book donations  
We are unable to accept book donations until further notice. 


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Tech Classes

Classes taught by and designed especially for adults over 55 are held at the Senior Center. PC-based classes and a variety of iPad and iPhone classes feature small class size and hands-on instruction. Students can choose from a range of classes depending on their skill level.  

Register by phone at 847-392-0100 or online.

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Computer Room

The library maintains a computer room at the Senior Center. Its computer workstations are equipped with large-print keyboards, 19-inch flat-screen monitors, the latest version of Microsoft Office and high-speed internet access.

A reduced number of computers are available at this time with use limited to one-hour.  

Computer Room Hours
Monday, Wednesday & Friday: 9 a.m.–1 p.m.

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