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Welcome to North Chicago Public Library! NCPL is committed to serving you as a repository of resources and information services that support and improve individual, family and community life, while enhancing educational, historical, cultural, and recreational experiences.

Library News

Check out our NEW database, MANGO LANGUAGES!

Mango Languages

Mango Languages is an online language-learning system that teaches actual conversation skills for over 60 languages from around the world. Each chapter aligns your learning to a set of conversational and grammar goals, with highly relevant culture notes sprinkled into each lesson. Intuitive popups help you tune your pronunciation with precision. Record your speech and compare it directly to audio from a native speaker to hear exactly how to tune in your accent. To register, simply create a username and password only you will remember in order to create an account and track your progress. Don't forget to check out the mobile apps!

Check out our eBooks!

3M Cloud Library

Just a freindly reminder that we now have E-books! North Chicago Public Library patrons can check out E-books with their library card! From Fiction, Nonfiction, Urban Fiction, Romance, Science Fiction to audio books via MP3! Check it out here!

Tumble Books!
TumbleBookLibrary is an online collection of animated, talking picture books which teach young children the joys of reading in a format they'll love. Enjoy your favorite stories with exciting animation and sounds! Also enjoy Games and Puzzles!

How to obtain a library card at NCPL

Bring two forms of identification to the Circulation Desk: one must be a photo ID (driver’s license or State ID) and the second form must be a billing statement with your name and address, dated within the last two months. Your card is your passport to your library future!

How to access your library account

To find out the status of the material you have borrowed from our library, sign in by going to our library's catalog and clicking the search button above. Go to "Log-in" and click it. Enter your library card number located on the back of that card. Your PIN number is the last four digits of your library card. If you have any questions, please call 847.689.0125

Something for Everyone

For Kids and Teens

From reading clubs to arts and crafts, there is something sure to entertain and educate your youngster. Visit our website's event page for details on upcoming programs for preschoolers and students. Discover our updated Young Adult Fiction (YAF) and growing Graphic Novel section. If you have any questions, please call 847.689.0125

For Adults

Take a one-to-one computer classes with our reference librarian by calling 847.689.0125 and schedule an appointment. Visit our website's events page for details on upcoming programs. If you have any questions, please call 847.689.0125

NCPL on Facebook

Be sure to LIKE US on our new Facebook page. Get new updates from our Facebook page including events, pictures from around the library, and upcoming new releases. Click here for Facebook Page!

NCPL on Twitter

Follow us to keep up to date about what new things are happenening at the library! Click here for our Twitter!

NCPL Book Review Blog

Make sure to check out our Book Review Blog! New books with descriptions are always being added. Do you have a book you love or want to review a book for the NCPL Book Review Blog? Just let us know at Check us out! Click here for our Book Review Blog!