About Us

Dedicated to Mission, Community & Excellence
The Glenview Public Library is located at 1930 Glenview Road,
the intersection of Glenview Road and Harlem Avenue.

Administration

Board of Trustees

A list of board members, contact information and annual board meeting schedule.

Management Team

A listing of the Glenview Public Library’s senior managers.

Library Director’s Quarterly Updates

A message from Vickie L. Novak, Library Director.

Financial Audits

The Glenview Public Library is a component unit of the Village of Glenview. The Library’s financial audits may be viewed on the Village Website, Component Unit Section.

Strategic Plan 2014-2016 (PDF)
Technology Strategic Plan 2014-2016 (PDF)

Book Donations

Guidelines for material donations to the Friends of the Glenview Library Used Book Store.

Finding Your Way

Directions to the Library
Library Floor Plan (PDF)

Freedom of Information Act

FOIA

The Glenview Public Library strives to keep its operations transparent to the public through compliance with the Illinois Freedom of Information Act.

Illinois Public Act 097-0609

The compensation package for each employee having total compensation exceeding $75,000 per year is posted at the Business Manager’s office located in the Library’s Business Office, Monday-Friday, 9 AM-5 PM, 1930 Glenview Road, Glenview, IL 60025 (847-729-7500 x 2112).

History and Mission

Building History and Fast Facts

Founded by a group of visionaries in the midst of the Great Depression, the Glenview Public Library has spread its roots in the same corner of downtown Glenview since 1930.

Mission Statement

The Glenview Public Library provides a welcoming environment that encourages lifelong learning with access to the world of information and ideas. The Library’s innovative programs and services strive to educate, enrich, inspire, and entertain, to meet the needs of a diverse community, fostered by a dedicated staff committed to excellence in customer service.

Policies

Browse the list of policies governing many of the services and operations of the Glenview Public Library.

Library Closings 2014

Wednesday, December 24
Christmas Eve

Thursday, December 25
Christmas Day

Wednesday, December 31
New Year’s Eve, 3 PM Closing

Library Closings 2015

Thursday, January 1
New Year’s Day

Sunday, April 5
Easter Sunday

Sunday, May 24
Memorial Day Holiday

Monday, May 25
Memorial Day Holiday

Saturday, July 4
Independence Day

Sunday, September 6
Labor Day Holiday

Monday, September 7
Labor Day Holiday

Wednesday, November 25
Thanksgiving Eve, 5 PM Closing

Thursday, November 26
Thanksgiving Day

Thursday, December 24
Christmas Eve

Friday, December 25
Christmas Day

Thursday, December 31
New Year’s Eve, 3 PM Closing

Friday, January 1, 2016
New Year’s Day

No materials are due on holiday dates when the Library is closed. Book drops will be locked.

Room Reservations

Please contact the Business Office at 847-729-7500 x 2113 to reserve a public meeting room or the Technology Lab. Study rooms may be reserved by contacting the Reference (x7700) or Youth Services (x7900) Departments. Please review Public Room Usage Policies or contact the Business Office for information on eligibility to reserve a room, fees, and other room rental procedures.

Support Your Library

Friends of the Glenview Library

Serving the Library’s mission since 1939, this fundraising and service organization has raised over $1 million to support Library operations and special projects. Learn about this dedicated group of men and women, how to join, and the Used Book Store.

Your Legacy, Your Library

Through the generosity of a devoted group of donors, over $838,400 has been raised to support the new Glenview Public Library. Whether a gift was made in honor or memory of a loved one, or for the sheer respect of the role a library plays in the life of a community, their generosity will leave a lasting legacy. There are many exciting donor opportunities at all levels of giving. Donor Wall recognition in the Library lobby begins at $1,000. Naming rights are available throughout the Library for extraordinary spaces to gather, learn, and grow. If you are interested in learning more about donor opportunities, please contact Library Director Vickie L. Novak at 847-729-7500.

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