Can’t Find It?

Just ask us! If you are unable to find the items you need in our shared catalog of 25 libraries, please call us at (847) 677-5277 x1841 or (224) 233-1841 or email .

Neighboring Libraries

If the item is not available and you need it right away, check these libraries. A simple registration of your library card will be necessary.
Chicago Public Library | Skokie Public Library

Still looking? Ask about Interlibrary Loan Service

Residents can use our Interlibrary Loan (ILL) Service to request materials from Illinois college and university libraries (I-Share) as well as other Illinois and out-of-state libraries (WorldCat).

  • Lincolnwood resident cardholders in good standing may request items not found in our shared catalog.
  • The time frame for obtaining items is difficult to predict. It depends on availability, and policies of lending libraries.
  • The loan period is 3 weeks unless otherwise directed by the lending library.
  • Renewals are allowed at the discretion of the lending library.

Request to Purchase

If you have a suggestion for us to add to our collection, please fill out our request to purchase form.