New to the area? Just passing through? Learn a few of the reasons why you should get to know us.

Location, location, location

The library is easy to find. We're right in the middle of downtown Des Plaines by the Metra station. Our building, built in 2000, has a lot of windows, which means four floors of light-filled spaces for studying, reading, and relaxing.

Computers & WiFi

Need to hop on a computer to check your email? Maybe your home internet hasn't been set up yet? Come by the library and use one of our public computers. We also have free WiFi throughout the building and on the library plaza. Be sure to visit our computers & WiFi page to learn more.

Study rooms

Our 3rd and 4th floor has study rooms that are perfect for small meetings, study sessions, or practicing guitar (seriously). You can reserve a room for up to 2 hours. Sorry, only DPPL card holders can call ahead to reserve a room.

Your card works here!

Do you live in a neighboring community? Already have a library card there? Your library card gets you access to most of our collections and services already. You'll be able to: