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Hours and Locations

Main Library 

(847) 623-2041
128 North County St.
Waukegan, IL 60085

Free Parking

Three hours of free parking are provided by the City of Waukegan in the City Garage located at the corner of County and Clayton Streets for all Library patrons. Please bring your parking ticket from the garage to be validated at the Customer Service Desk. Each additional hour in the garage is $1.

Street Parking

Meters are 25¢ for each half hour
Meters are strictly enforced between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.
Parking fines are $20 per violation
For further information click here

Return Dropboxes

There are two dropboxes at the Main Library. They are located at the front and rear of the Library. There is also a dropbox in the parking lot at the Hinkston Park Fieldhouse.

Library Closings

January 1, New Years Day
January 10-18, Construction
April 5, Easter
May 24, Memorial Day
May 25, Memorial Day
July 4, Independence Day
September 6, Labor Day
September 7, Labor Day
November 6, Staff Day
November 25, closed at 5 p.m.
November 26, Thanksgiving Holiday
November 27, Thanksgiving Holiday
December 24, Christmas Holiday
December 25, Christmas Holiday
December 27
December 31, closed at 5 p.m.



The Main Library is on County St. between Washington St. and Grand Ave. It is located on the southwest corner of County and Clayton Streets, just north of the County Building.

From Route 41 Southbound:

Exit Washington Street East. Stay on Washington for about two miles. Turn left (north) on County St. The library is located two blocks down on the corner of Clayton St.

From Route 41 Northbound:

Exit at Grand Ave (Rt 132), turn right. Stay on Grand for about two miles. Turn right (south) on County St. Go one block to Clayton St. 

Hinkston Park Branch

(847) 263-8077
Located in the Waukegan Park District’s Hinkston Park Fieldhouse
800 North Baldwin Ave.
Waukegan, IL  60085


The Hinkston Park Branch is located in the Hinkston Park Fieldhouse at the corner of Baldwin Ave. and Grand Ave. east of Green Bay Rd.


Waukegan Public Library

Waukegan Public Library

Hours of Operation

Monday - Thursday: 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Friday: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: 1 p.m. - 5 p.m. 


Hinkston Park Branch

Hours of Operation

Monday Thursday: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Friday & Saturday: 1 p.m. 5 p.m.
Closed September 4 - 7, 2015
Closed December 31 at 1 p.m.
Closed Sunday and all other days the main library is closed