Morton Grove Public Library, Webrary6140 Lincoln Ave., Morton Grove, IL 60053 Phone 847-965-4220 | Hours


How Do I... the library?

...get to the library?

...apply for or renew my library card?

...renew a book? a hold?

...request an item not in the library's collection?

...view my library account?

...find out about loan periods and overdue charges?


...register for an event? or stream library materials to read, listen or view?

...use computers / WiFi / print?

...reserve a study room?

...use my library card at other libraries?

...volunteer at the library?

...donate to the library?

...submit a compliment, suggestion, or concern? the library

  • General number:  847-965-4220

  • Adult Services:  847-929-5101,,

  • Youth Services:  847-929-5102,

  • Check-out Desk:  847-929-5103

  • E-mail: Contact Us page

  • Online chat:

  • Other contact options


...get to the library

The library is located at 6140 Lincoln Ave., south of Dempster and west of Austin.   Map


...apply for or renew my library card

All residents of Morton Grove are eligible for a library card free of charge.
To apply for a card or renew an existing card, please bring a photo ID with your name and address to the Checkout Desk
If you live in another town, bring your library card and identification with your name and address to register your card at MGPL. 

Additional information


...renew a book

Items can be renewed by:

  • Logging into "My Account" at

  • Calling the Check-Out Desk at 847-929-5103.

  • Bringing them to the Check-Out Desk.

Items on hold for another user and items that have already been renewed twice cannot be renewed. (Certain types of materials, including video games and eBooks, cannot be renewed.)

Additional information a hold

To place a hold or reserve on an item not currently available:

  • Click the "Place a Hold" link after identifying the item in the catalog

  • Visit or call the Adult Services Desk, 847-929-5101, or the Youth Services Desk, 847-929-5102.

...request an item not in the library's collection

  • Depending on publication date and other factors, requests for items the library does not own may either be considered as purchase suggestions or borrowed from another library.

  • Purchase suggestions can be submitted to the Adult Services Desk — 847-929-5101, — or the Youth Services Desk — 847-929-5102,

  • Items which are either unavailable for purchase or do not meet the library's Materials Selection Policy can often be borrowed from another library;  the item will be shipped to MGPL for you to check out. (Certain types of materials, such as Blu-Rays and video games are not available through Interlibrary Loan.)


...view my library account

Log in to My Account using your library card barcode number and PIN (last four digits of your home phone number) on any page in the online catalog.

  • Review or renew items you have checked out.

  • Check the status of your holds or suspend them.

  • Review overdue fines, if any. 

  • Create and save lists to keep track of items you want to read, listen or view.


...find out about loan periods and overdue charges

See the Loan, Fine, Service Policies page for complete details.

  • Most books can be checked out for 3 weeks; CDs and new books for 2 weeks; DVDs for 1 week. 

  • Most items can be renewed twice, unless on hold by another patron.

  • Overdues charges are 15¢ per day, except for DVDs, videotapes, video games, and interlibrary loans, which are $1 per day

  • Overdue fines can be paid at the Checkout Desk with cash or check.


...register for an event

To register for a library program, class, workshop or other event:

  • Visit the library's event calendar, click on an event then click on the "Register Now" button.

  • Visit or call the Adult Services Desk, 847-929-5101 (including teen events), or the Youth Services Desk, 847-929-5102.

Not all library events require registration; those that do will include a circular "R" icon next to the event name in the online calendar. or stream library materials to read, listen or view

There are three services available. Visit our Downloadables page for more info.

OverDrive / MyMediaMall

  • Download e-books, e-audiobooks and stream videos

  • Access through the OverDrive or Libby app on your smartphone, on your computer

  • MGPL library card required for checkout

  • Maximum of 5 titles checked out at any time, with no late fees

  • Choose your loan period of 7, 14, or 21 days

  • Holds can be placed for items not currently available

Axis 360 / eReadIllinois

  • Download e-books, e-audiobooks and stream videos on your smartphone, tablet or computer

  • MGPL library card required for checkout

  • Maximum of 5 titles checked out at any time, with no late fees

  • Choose your loan period of 7, 14, or 21 days

  • Holds can be placed for items not currently available


  • Download or stream ebooks, e-audiobooks, movies, music albums, and comics

  • Access through the hoopla app or

  • MGPL library card requried for checkout

  • Limit 8 check-outs per month

  • Loan periods: e-audiobooks - 21 days, music albums - 7 days, videos - 3 days.

  • All titles are available instantly, no holds and no waiting

  • The Library provides hands-on workshops, tutorials and tech drop-in sessions on downloading e-books and audiobooks, as well as e-readers and tablets. More info here



...use computers / WiFi / print

Computers with Internet access and Microsoft Office area available in the Adult and Youth Services departments.

  • No charge for computer use.

  • A library card is required: either an MGPL card for Morton Grove residents, or a valid card from another public library that has been registered at MGPL.

  • Parental consent is required for children in 17 and younger.

  • Computer time can be reserved up to 3 days in advance:  847-929-5101 for Adult Services computers, or 847-919-5102 for Youth Services computers

  • Maximum of 3 hours of computer time per day (depending on computer availability).

  • Printing is available at 10¢ per page for black and white or color.

  • Wireless printing is a available through this site. This link will guide you through the simple printing process. You can choose to print to either the Library's black & white or color printer, just as if you were printing from a Library computer. 

  • Free wifi access is available throughout the library (no library card necessary).

  • iPads with educational software are available in the Youth Services Department.

Additional information


...reserve a study room

Study rooms of varying sizes are available for individual or group study, and can be reserved at one of the Info Desks, or by calling the library at 847-929-5101.  Study Rooms can be booked up to a week in advance for one 2-hour block of time. If no one is waiting to use the room, time can be extended in 1-hour increments not to exceed 4 hours per day.  


...use my library card at other libraries

MGPL cards can be used at all suburban libraries, at the Chicago Public Library, and at most libraries throughout Illinois.

You will generally need your current photo ID and your MGPL card to register at another library (procedures and rules vary from library to library; you may want to call the other library first).
Libraries may place limits on the number and types of materials non-residents can borrow.


...volunteer at the library

The Library utilizes volunteers for a variety of day-to-day operations with work assignments varying according to Library needs and volunteer preferences.

To apply for a volunteer job, please please visit the Volunteering web page.

The Library Foundation is looking for dedicated civic-minded individuals who will raise funds and visibility on behalf of the Library. Foundation membership is free and open to everyone; you do not need to be a Morton Grove resident.


...donate to the library

  • Donations of books and audiovisual materials can be brought to the Check-Out Desk; for more information, please see the Donations Policy.

  • The library's Materials Selection Policy will be used to determine which materials are appropriate to be added to the collection; others will be added to the book sale or discarded.  Proceeds from the Library book sale benefit the Library collection in general and/or other Library projects and services. 

  • Monetary and other types of donations or gifts should be directed to the Library Foundation.


...submit a compliment, suggestion, or concern

Compliments, suggestions or concerns can be submitted using the Contact Us page.



6140 Lincoln Avenue
Morton Grove, IL 60053-2989


Monday to Thursday: 9 am - 9 pm
Friday: 9 am - 6 pm
Saturday: 9 am - 5 pm
Sunday: 1 pm - 5 pm





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