Elmhurst - Elmhurst Public Library

125 South Prospect Avenue


The Elmhurst Public Library enriches life in Elmhurst by providing opportunities to explore, learn and grow.


Elmhurst Public Library will be a place for discovery at the heart of the community. The Library will provide the support and resources for Elmhurst residents to

- Develop a love of reading
- Access information for work and learning
- Pursue interests that will enrich their lives
- Understand changes in technology, society and culture
- Gather and interact with each other

Values:  Elmhurst Public Library values:


- We provide an environment that is welcoming to all.
- We protect the privacy of Library users.
- We defend intellectual freedom.
- We respect all points of view.
- We expect all library users and staff to be treated with respect.


- We commit to going the extra mile.
- We listen to our community.
- We put the public interest first in all decisions.
- We are fiscally responsible.
- We protect the community's investment by maintaining the library facility In top condition.
- We minimize our environmental impact.


- We believe in equal access to information for all.
- We facilitate convenient access to library resources.
- We employ friendly and approachable staff.


- We foster literacy.
- We support lifelong learning.
- We provide diverse resources and programs.
- We hire well-qualified staff and support their continued learning.
- We encourage collaboration among staff and with community organizations.


Peusa 3

Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017
The fact that this library has 5.0 rating after 66 reviews says a lot. Online it also has presence - with website where you can put hold on books and renew your checkouts. It's beautiful library, but the crown jewel is the staff. I did occasionally ran into someone who was grumpy or had a bad day... but they ALWAYS try to help you. Thanks to everyone working here - we are blessed to have you.

Christian Daum

Monday, March 5, 2018
I know for a fact that Elmhurst Public Library is very phenomenal place they even have a Makers Space that is permanently there!!!

Kris Willard

Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018
A great place to study. Quiet, clean, reliable internet, and friendly staff.

Sgt Lucifer

Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017
One of the finest public libraries, EVER! ... state of the art, classy, roomy, great technological resource centers.

Patrick G.

Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018
Wonderful library but They left the suburban system...