About the Library

The Midlothian Public Library is a completely separate municipal agency with its own tax levy and elected governing board.

The Midlothian Public Library offers books, magazines, DVDs, audiobooks and music on CD, e-books, e-audiobooks, and electronic article databases. We provide materials for children, teens, and adults, including materials in Spanish and large print. Our online library catalog and electronic resources are accessible to library cardholders from anywhere you have an Internet connection, 24/7. Additionally, we belong to the SWAN consortium of 78+ libraries in suburban Chicagoland. Library cards may be used interchangeably at any library in SWAN, and you can order items from any SWAN library online or by asking our library staff.

At the library we have 12 full-service Internet-connected computers free to library cardholders, and anyone who enters the building can use our free express Internet stations or free WiFi. Library cardholders may check out Chromebook laptops for use in the building, and children can use iPads with age-appropriate games and apps. If you need help using technology—whether it’s setting up an email account, filling out an online application, or using your new tablet or e-reader—our Help Desk staff are ready to answer your questions.

The library has a full schedule of free educational and entertaining programs for all ages—ranging from story times to foster early literacy in our youngest learners, to STEM education programs for school age kids, creative and leadership-oriented clubs for teens, book discussions and computer literacy classes for adults, and cultural performances for all ages.

In the 21st century, libraries are transforming from mere houses of books into vibrant community hubs where people can meet and learn from one another. We’re always eager to hear from members of the community about what you’d like to see us offer.

Please visit us at our website, or stop by in person.

Jennifer Cottrill
Library Director

Official Website

Midlothian Public Library