Wilmette Public Library
Wilmette Public Library is a vital part of the community backbone. WPL offers an extensive collection of books, journals, microfilms, CDs, videos and more for all ages. Several classes and literary groups, including Senior Book Talks, Current Events Roundtable and Computer courses are available to residents.
The first collection of books for the public began in 1880 as a gift from a Wilmette literary society. Wilmette Public Library has stood at its present location since 1905 when a generous grant from Andrew Carnegie helped make free libraries available to all.
- Hours: Mon - Fri, 9am - 9pm; Sat, 9am - 5pm; Sun, 1pm - 9pm
- Handicap Accessible: Handicapped parking available
- Founding Date: 1880
- Parking: Free lot, On-street: free
- Specialties: Popular fiction and nonfiction, downloadable books, audio-visual resources
- Services: Audiobooks, Movies, Music CDs, Research databases, Resources for job seekers
- Internet use policy: Free Wi-Fi
- Programs/classes: Great Books Group, Armchair Travels, Internet Classes, Kids' Events
- Wi-Fi: Free
- Private events: Yes