From the moment you walk in the front door, to the great recommendations you get from one of our staff members, you are interacting with members from one of our library departments. Learn more about how we're organized and what our departments do.


The Circulation department handles everything from getting you set up with a library card to shelving returned books. If you need to settle a fine, have a question about your account, or need to figure out where that one stray picture book went, the Circulation staff can help. 

Circulation is located on the first floor.

Building and Security

The Building and Security staff make sure that the library is safe, clean, and well functioning. Pretty important jobs! 

Building and Security is located on the 1st floor.

Youth Services

The Youth Services department wants to help you and children explore reading and learning and have fun too! They run amazing programs from storytime to our blockbuster Summer Reading program. You can also find people from the Youth Services department out in Des Plaines' preschools and schools.

Youth Services is located on the 2nd floor.

Adult Services

The Adult Services is really two floors of entertainment and information goodness. Readers' Services helps you find good books, movies, and music to check out and enjoy. They also lend devices and can help you understand your eReader and tablet better. Reference Services help you with non-fiction books, research question, and computer classes.

Readers' Services is located on the 3rd floor. Reference Services is located on the 4th floor.

Technical Services

The Technical Services department purchases all our books, magazines, music, movies, and more. They also make sure that you can find these things easily in the library catalog.

Technical Services is located on the 3rd floor.

Public Information and Creative Services

The Public Information and Creative Services department coordinate all of our marketing, publicity, and graphics materials. They make all of the informative banners and flyers. They also make sure that information about the library appear in the local papers and online events calendars.

Web Services

Web Services staff run the library’s entire online presence. They also bring us exciting new technology to help the community use the library from work, home, or on the road.


The library's Administration staff performs several important functions from making sure our staff and bills get paid to planning and implementing the library's strategic mission.

Administration is located on the 2nd floor.