Des Plaines Public Library

1501 Ellinwood Street
Des Plaines, IL 60016


Our Vision:

The Des Plaines Public Library serves a catalyst, advocate and place to advance the vision and ideals of our community.

Key Beliefs:

That a free public library is essential to the public good.

That all library users are entitled to the highest level of service.

That all library users have the right to privacy, confidentiality and intellectual freedom.

Strategic Planning Goals:

Work, Learn and Play 2008-2010

- The businesses and workforce of Des Plaines make full use of the library’s services and resources to advance our community’s economic quality of life

- The residents of Des Plaines recognize and use the library as a center for lifelong learning.

- The residents of Des Plaines experience the library in unexpected and exciting ways.

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