Elmhurst - Elmhurst Public Library

125 South Prospect Avenue
630-279-8696

Mission:

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

Vision:

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:

Respect:

- 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.

Integrity:

- 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.

Access:

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

Learning:

- 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.


Reviews

Peusa 3

Rating:
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

Rating:
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

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

Sgt Lucifer

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

Patrick G.

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