Create a Username for Your Online Account!

Tired of typing in your library card number to log in to your online account? We are pleased to report that there is now an easier solution! You can now set up a username for your online account. Click here to view a handout with instructions on setting up your username. If you have any questions, please feel free to call or visit the library.







New Calendar

We are transitioning to a new calendar interface for our programs! Unfortunately, online registration is not available as we work to make the transition. Registration is still available on the phone or in person, so please feel free to give us a call or stop by the library to register. Visit our calendar page to see our upcoming programs.

New Digital Services!

Chicago Consumers' Checkbook (In Library Use Only) The Consumers' Checkbook is a non-profit organization that evaluates the quality of service provided by local stores and service firms. Browse reviews and evaluations to get up-to-date information about businesses in your area. Head on over to our Digital Resources page to take a look.

EBSCO Databases!
We just added over 20 new EBSCO databases to our digital resources page! New additions include Consumer Reports, Consumer Health Complete, Academic Search Premier, Auto Repair Reference Center, Searchasaurus, Middle Search Plus, and more! Head on over to our Digital Resources page to take a look.




Other Library News

Library Board of Trustees Meeting Date Changed to Tuesday, August 19 at 7:00pm
The Board of Library Trustees has changed the date of their regular monthly meetings. Click here for more information.
Patron Satisfaction Survey Results
From December 5, 2013 to February 7, 2014 the Lake Bluff Public Library collected survey information from our patrons. The Library has already begun using that feedback to improve how we serve the community. Click here to read the Survey results and click here to read about some of the actions we have already taken. You can also find this information on the For Your Information page.
Sierra Upgrade
We are happy to report that the library has completed the upgrade to Sierra, our new Integrated Library System. The library staff would like to extend their appreciation and thanks for your cooperation during the final stages of our migration.

The bulk of the upgrade has been completed, but library staff continues to work on configuring the new system. At present, there are a few things to be aware of:

  • * Interlibrary Loan: ILL will be changing soon. Please continue to use the existing webforms to place your requests.
  • * Credit Card Payments: Our new software vendor is working on setting up online credit card payments. We expect to have functionality restored soon.
  • * Text message notifications: There has been a slight delay in implementing our SMS messaging suite. If you have signed up for text notifications, you may have missed a notification during the initial implementation. Text notifications are currently working, but they are not optimized for mobile delivery right now. This will change shortly.
  • * Tutorials: We are working on creating guides for using our new catalog. They will be available on the website and at the library very soon, so keep checking back!

As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact us for assistance.

Help Us Test Our New Website!
The library is looking for a few volunteers* to help us test our new website. If you are interested in helping us, send your contact information to circdesk@lakeblufflibrary.org!*Not all volunteers will be selected for testing.


When a Life Becomes Myth: History, Myths, and Other Family Stories
Wednesday, September 10 at 1:30 PM
What do you want to know about your family's past? Is there a story to unravel? Has a family tale risen to myth over the generations? Using genealogy, history and even weather records, Daniel Hubbard talks about how to reconstruct what seems to have happened and reveal what really did happen. Mr. Hubbard is currently President of the Lake County Illinois Genealogical Society and a member of the Advisory Board of the Nordic Family Genealogy Center at the Swedish American Museum in Chicago.



ACT Power Session Prep
Saturday, September 6 at 1:00 pm
Just in time for a last chance practice before the autumn ACTs begin! High school juniors and seniors can join us to go over some strategies and content to prepare for the ACTs. Space is limited, so registration is a must!


Safari Adventure Puppet Show with Mr. Kipley
Saturday, September 20 at 11:00am
Join Mr. Kipley and his monkey sidekick for this interactive show that combines live music, engaging puppetry and amazing magic tricks.



The Health Insurance Marketplace
Visit our Affordable Care Act information page for resources on purchasing health insurance and finding more information from official sources. Please be aware that insurance is only purchased through offical Marketplace sites and not through the library information page.