Bookbag request

How Teacher Bookbags work

  • Usually, requested materials are checked out to your school's library card; however, if you don't have immediate access to the card, you may use your personal library card. (If you don't live in Des Plaines, you may still use your personal library card to check out our materials. Depending on the library, you may need to register your card with us in person.) Please note that the cardholder is responsible for any lost or damaged items.
  • Request materials online, in person, or by calling us at 847-376-2839. We will select up to 25 books and/or audiovisual material (by special arrangement), based on availability of materials. Please allow three to five school days for your bookbag to be prepared.
  • These materials are yours to use for four weeks. If know that your unit will last longer than four weeks, you can request an 8-week vacation loan at the time of check-out.
  • We'll hold your bookbag for three school days after your requested pick-up date. After that time, the materials will be reshelved unless you call us to make new arrangements.

Are you a Des Plaines preschool or daycare center?

Preschool Bookbag Request Form

Are you a Des Plaines elementary or middle school?

Elementary/Middle School Bookbag Request Form