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Main Library

Collections and Services

The Waukegan Public Library has an extraordinary number of resources available for its patrons. The current collection contains over 200,000 books, but also has more than 11,000 CD’s! The DVD collection contains a wide assortment from the latest releases to classic movies and foreign films . Here is a quick look at the library’s resources as of February 2011:

  • 205,000 Books and Magazines
  • 17,000 DVD’s
  • 14,500 CD’s
  • 1,531 Scores
  • 840 Games
  • 73 Computer terminals with internet access, word processing, games and educational software.
  • Interlibrary loan
  • A School Bookmobile
  • Award winning Literacy Program
  • Free programs, concerts and events
  • Daily used book sale 

Hinkston Park Branch

Collections and Services

The Waukegan Park District took a literal approach to promoting a healthy mind and body—or should we say literary. The Waukegan Park District is one of the few park districts in the country to incorporate a public library into their facility. Unlike many other agencies, the Library was included in the planning stages allowing for optimal use of the space provided.

  • Computers and access to the Internet: 3 desktop computers
  • 150 audiobooks
  • Over 2,500 books for children and adults including fiction and nonfiction
  • 400 DVDs and CDs
  • Newspapers and magazines
  • Dropbox for easy returns 
  • Place holds and have items delivered for pickup at the branch 

Waukegan Public Library

Waukegan Public Library

Hinkston Park Branch

Hinkston Park Branch