grab and go service

The building is open with limited capacity, hours, and services. No appointment needed for general visits. Notary services and the use of our makerspace, The Hub, still requires appointments.  

Masks (for patrons aged 2 or older) and social distancing are required.

In order to continue to serve you safely and to maximize social distancing, we ask that you limit your time in the library to a maximum of 1 hour per day – come in, browse the collection, grab what you need, and take your items home to enjoy! This will help us serve as many community members as possible. 

Library Hours

Monday-Thursday 9:30 am -9 pm
Friday 9:30 am -6 pm
Saturday 9:30 am -5 pm
Sunday Closed

Click Here for Curbside Hours


Curbside service will continue and you do not have to make an appointment to request items for contactless pickup!  Find Curbside details here.  

Services Available @ the Library

  • Browse the collection and checkout items
  • Voter Registration
  • Computers with limited staff assistance
  • Printing, scanning, copying, and faxing
  • Library card registration and renewal

Services Available by Appointment Only

  • Use of our makerspace, The Hub, equipment; laser cutter, 3D printer, etc. Call (847)665-1046 or email,, to schedule an appointment. 
  • Notary appointments available by calling (847)223-5313. Hours are limited and based on staff availability.

Returning Items

  • Book drops are open every day, 24 hours a day.
  • Returns may be placed in either the drive-up or walk-up drops. The staff is unable to accept returns in person.
  • Returned items may not be cleared from your account for up to 4 days.
  • No Book Donations Accepted At This Time.

Masks are required to enter the building for any reason. We appreciate everyone who has diligently followed this requirement. If you cannot wear a mask for medical reasons and would like to visit the library, please contact us for accommodations. We’re happy to assist you. 

Continuation of Services Available

An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present. COVID-19 is an extremely contagious disease that can lead to severe illness and death. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, senior citizens and guests with underlying medical conditions are especially vulnerable. By visiting Grayslake Area Public Library District you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19.