Library News

Looking for some fun? Use your library card to receive admission or a special discount at participating area cultural destinations.

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Museum Adventure Pass: Passes are available to Brookfield Zoo, Naper Settlement, Chicago Botanic Garden, Cantigny Park, and many more locations. To get a pass, bring your CHPL card to the Youth or Adult Services Desks. You can call ahead of time to check availability, but passes cannot be reserved. Passes are only printed in-person with the library member present. Passes can be used once anytime during the 7 days after a pass is printed.

List of participating museums and what discount they offer.

How to request and receive a museum pass using email (for Clarendon Hills Library card holders only).

ExploreMoreIL A largeThrough this free service, CHPL card holders may click on the Explore More Illinois link, choose from a variety of participating museums and attractions throughout Illinois, enter the date(s) they would like to visit, and check out the deals available.  Some organizations offer free passes, others discounted admission. The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum in Springfield, Chicago Children's Museum and Chicago's DuSable Museum of African American History are just a few of the participants. So let's go exploring!  
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The library has a new digital service platform - Comics Plus. With Comics Plus, CHPL card holders have unlimited access to thousands of digital comics, graphic novels, and manga from more than one hundred publishers that can be read on a computer or on a smart device using the Library Pass app. Every title is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, on your computer, tablet or phone—no holds or wait lists required.

Try out Comics Plus.

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You may have noticed that the library's online catalog for looking up library materials owned at CHPL and other SWAN libraries has a new look! 

For information on using the new catalog, go to Using the Catalog.

If you would rather use the old catalog, you can still access it through April 2022 by clicking on the "Search the Classic Catalog" link on the top right of the new catalog page.

Try out the New Catalog!

The Library building is open to the public with pre-pandemic hours.

Library building hours are:

Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays:   9:30 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Wednesdays and Fridays:               9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Saturdays:                                           9:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

During IL Phase 5, What Has Changed from the Limited Walk-In Services of Phase 4?:
  • Mask Requirements:
    Due to the Governor’s statewide indoor mask mandate being lifted, face coverings are no longer required to be worn in the library building, though they are recommended. Updated 2/28/2022.
  • The library now has multiple tables/chairs available in the public areas.

  • There are now 3 public Internet stations available for use for one hour per day per person without a reservation.

  • Newspapers are available again for in-person reading.

  • The drinking fountain is available.

  • We are back to normal loan periods for library items (instead of checking out all items for 3 weeks).

During IL Phase 5, What Has Not Changed?

  • We continue to encourage social distancing to the extent possible, especially indoors, and encourage people to wash hands and/or use hand sanitizer frequently.

  • The meeting rooms are still not be available for groups to rent.

  • The Youth Department’s iPads and toys are still unavailable for use.

Thank you for working with us during these challenging times! 

 Additional Library Information:
  • Call us at 630-323-8188 to answer reference questions.

  • Check out our program calendar to see what fun and informative virtual programs we are offering.

  • Use the library digitally by downloading eBooks; listening to downloadable and streaming audiobooks; streaming movies and TV shows; streaming music; reading digital comics and magazines; and much more.

  • The book drop is open. Feel free to return library items. Returned items are no longer being quarantined before being checked in.


The following are reliable sources of information about COVID-19 and helpful tools to help you stay informed:

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention

World Health Organization

Illinois Department of Public Health

DuPage County Health Department

Information for Communities

Preventative Actions