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Library Closure
Following government guidelines, Highwood Public Library will be closed from March 13, 2020 to April 30, 2020.
During this closure, patrons can continue to check out materials through the library's online resources of eRead and RB Digital. Links to these resources are located on the right side of this page.

Please enjoy your checked-out materials during the library closure. Fines will be waived for any overdue items during this time. If you wish, you may return items to the book drop located at the entrance of the library. At this time, we ask that you do not add book donations to the book drop because the book drop has limited capacity.

You may receive email or text notifications regarding overdue materials, and we apologize for any inconvenience. Again, any fines that accrue during the library closure will be removed from patron accounts. Also, library card expiration dates will be extended during this time so that you may continue to check out ebooks, eaudiobooks and digital magazines.

If you have any questions, please feel free to send an email to

We look forward to seeing you when the library reopens. Take care!

Coronavirus: Public Awareness
Coronavirus: For now, the most important thing you can do to protect yourself and your children is to follow the standard preventive practices. There are a number of steps that students, staff and community members can take to minimize the spread of all respiratory illnesses, including COVID-19, according to the Illinois Department of Public Health:
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. 
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands. 
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick. 
  • Stay home when you are sick. 
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash. 
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces. 
  • Consult with your healthcare provider about getting an influenza vaccination if you haven’t already done so. 
It is important to note that exposure to COVID-19 can occur from any person-to-person contact and is not limited to a particular race or ethnicity. More information about COVID-19 is available from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention at CDC COVID-19. The state Illinois Department of Public Health also has information available on its website, including a coronavirus hotline: IDPH COVID-19.

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Meeting Room Use
The Meeting Room is currently available for reservations.  If you are interested in reserving the room, please review our Meeting Room policy, fill out the reservation form and return it to the circulation desk.  You will then be contacted about your reservation.

​To see what equipment is available with the meeting room please check out the Meeting Room equipment list.

​If you have any questions please call the library at 847-432-5404.