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Barrington Area Library

505 North Northwest Highway

The Barrington Public Library District strives to:

- stimulate imagination
- develop information fluency
- foster lifelong learning
- create young readers in comfortable physical and virtual settings.

The Barrington Public Library District serves 44,157 residents of all or part of Algonquin, Barrington, Barrington Hills, Deer Park, Fox River Grove, Hoffman Estates, Kildeer, Lake Barrington, Lake Zurich, North Barrington, Palatine, Port Barrington, South Barrington, Tower Lakes, and some unincorporated areas. It covers a 72-square-mile area, making it the largest library district in Illinois, geographically speaking.

Come and browse for books, movies, and magazines, download e-books, audiobooks, music and magazines on our 24/7 Web site, play and learn in our Youth Services department, hear live music, view an art exhibit - we have so much to offer our community. Visit our South Branch in the South Barrington Park District building, too!


Richard D

Saturday, June 23, 2018
Nice, cozy, and modern library. Visited on a Saturday afternoon and the place was quiet. Love it when non-humans are around me. Immersed in books without worrying that some one sneezes or blows his/her nose on me. Walked around to peruse books and magazines and didn't feel like I were at a flea market. Staff are helpful and friendly.

Matt Myren

Sunday, May 27, 2018
We love the library and feel lucky to be within walking/biking distance. Whether for the kids to get a book or video or for me to go get some work done, the library has well-designed spaces for all occasions. Very bright and inviting with lots of glassline, and outdoor gardens that feel like a part of the interior. Great and helpful staff too.

Zimin Mineo

Saturday, April 21, 2018
I love my library. Great selection of new and newer material. Nice facility and fun for the kids with activities.

ItzMe e

Friday, April 20, 2018
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Kyle Fahey

Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018
One of the most comprehensive libraries around. Highest tech one I've seen.

Barrington Area Library is not affiliated with AmericanTowns Media