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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.


Elizabeth Kilbourne

Sunday, July 8, 2018
I live very close to the library and the staff is always very kind and understanding of our missing books. The childrens/teens section has always entertained my daughter. It is very nice and I love to work there when my house gets too noisy to focus.

V Artemisia

Wednesday, June 27, 2018
This library has an excellent collection, and very friendly, helpful staff. This has been my home library for 27 years. It was my special place when I was a teen and now I am so impressed with the amazing programs and services they provide for my teenager.

Aaron Wolf

Monday, April 30, 2018
This library is nice! Ever since moving to 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!

Rodion Levin

Saturday, May 12, 2018
We really enjoy our library and all the activities. Particularly The Mother’s Day celebration with the great Hispanic Band on the third floor. Variety of crafts for children and great staff . Thank you!

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.

Arlington Heights Memorial Library is not affiliated with AmericanTowns Media