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Arlington Heights - Arlington Heights Memorial Library

500 North Dunton Avenue

The present library was built in 1968; a 40,000-square-foot addition was completed in 1978. A 56,000-square-foot, two-story addition and renovation was completed in the fall of 1995, bringing the library's total area to 132,000 square feet.

The library has been called the Arlington Heights Memorial Library since 1952 when a new library was built at 112 N. Belmont. It was dedicated to the memory of the service men and women of the community.

We have one of the largest collections in the state with a total of over 430,000 items and more than 1,600 newspaper and magazine subscriptions. In addition to books and magazines, there are DVDs, CDs, audiobooks, videos, toys, games, puzzles, puppets, CD-ROMs, framed artwork, and large type books.


Orrin Kleinhenz

Saturday, Jan. 27, 2018
I have lived in Arlington Heights for seven years. Each year I’ve paid an estimated $1100 in Library tax. I rarely use the library and I have a library card. I went to the library to reserve a conference room and come to find out my library card was expired. How does a Library card expire? Especially when you are home owning property tax paying citizen of Arlington Heights? On another note I would appreciate it if the library would not staff three times as many people as necessary. The taxpayers money is not to be used to create jobs in Arlington Heights library. And please stop renovating the library with unnecessary renovations, including new automatic doors, new entryways, red brick roads, and I’m sure many other intemperate expenses. Please be respectful and responsible of the tax payers money and control your budget.

Aaron Wolf

Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018
This library is nice! Ever since moving the AH, we frequent this place often for our books and movies. They do have a bookmobile that drives to various areas of AH that is pretty much a mini library on wheels. You can even pick up your holds and turn in materials on the bookmobile!


Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018
It has been terribly noisy nowadays in the area in front of the Hub since they put an event area for children to play and interact with. I don’t understand why it cannot be place in the children area. Or find a room for it instead of an open space. And why did they build a Hub for kids only to put tables outside the Hub whenever they have to study? Thus, making it noisy too! The library feels like you are inside a stadium full of noisy people! This is such a bad idea for people who just want to read/study quietly.

Ron Burnsten

Thursday, March 15, 2018
Ever since I moved to Arlington Heights in 2000, I discovered this gem right away. Their DVD/BLUERAY section is amazing. Me and the wife go every Friday night to pick out a movie for movie night... just like old times..

Larry Martin

Monday, March 26, 2018
This is a tremendous library. The staff is so helpful. The meeting rooms are great, clean and convenient.

Arlington Heights Memorial Library is not affiliated with AmericanTowns Media