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pick-up & return

Save time by using the library's book pick-up and returns. There's one close to you - give it a try.

Google map of locations
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When you search the catalog and find the item(s) you want, click on "Request Item," then log in with your library card number and choose a location for delivery.

return drop boxes

The library retrieves items from drop boxes on a daily basis, so items are considered "checked-in" as of the date returned to the drops.

Return Drop Box Locations:
At the main library: look for the new drive-up return box in the northeast end of the parking lot, by the X sculpture, 505 N. Northwest Highway
Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital, 450 West Highway 22 - please note, this book return has been temporarily relocated to Medical Office Building #1 on the Good Shepherd campus
Barrington High School, 616 W. Main Street
Barrington Hills Village Hall, 112 Algonquin Road
Barrington Middle School Prairie Campus, 40 Dundee Road
Barrington Middle School Station Campus, 215 Eastern Avenue
Barrington Train Station
, 201 S. Spring Street
Charles E. Brown Park, Long Grove Road near Laurel Drive
Hoffman Estates Park District Willow Recreation Center, Algonquin and Lexington Roads
Marketplace of Barrington, Kelsey Road & Route 59
South Barrington Park District, Tennis Club Lane

pick-up locations

Have library items delivered to one of our lockers at a location near you. To request delivery, search the library's online catalog to find what you're looking for, click on "Request Item, and then choose your pick-up location. When items are ready to be picked up, you'll receive email or telephone notification from the library.

Pick-Up Locations/Hours:
Barrington Hills Village Hall, 112 Algonquin Road
24 hours a day, 7 days a week
Barrington Train Station, 201 S. Spring Street
Mon-Fri: 5:30 am-2 am
Hoffman Estates Park District Willow Recreation Center , Algonquin and Lexington Roads
24 hours a day, 7 days a week

South Branch, at South Barrington Club, Tennis Club Lane
Mon-Fri: 5 am-10 pm; Sat-Sun: 7 am-9 pm

frequently asked questions

Where are the lockers located?

We have lockers at four locations: South Branch in the South Barrington Park District; Willow Recreation Center/Hoffman Estates; Barrington Hills Village Hall; and the Barrington Train Station. For addresses and hours, see "delivery locations" above.

How do I get material out of a locker?

Enter your seven digit phone number (your phone number without the area code) into the keypad, then press the # ENT key. The locker with your materials will automatically open. Items are officially checked out to you when placed in the locker, so there's nothing more you have to do to check out the items. Items are held in the lockers for 6 days. If an item is not picked up, it is considered "returned" to the library when lockers are emptied. All sites with pick-up lockers also have return drops, but in addition, you can return items to any of ten return drops located throughout the Barrington Area Library District. For a complete list of our return drops, see "return drop boxes" above.

When will my library items be delivered?

Patrons are notified by email or telephone that items are ready to be picked up. The following day after 1pm, materials will be waiting for you in the lockers. Materials are held in the locker for 6 days.