Our New Drive-Up Service
Lane is Open!
The Crystal Lake Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon-cutting ceremony July 8 to celebrate the recent reopening of the Crystal Lake Public Library and its new drive-up service lane.

The drive-up lane allows Library patrons the convenience of returning materials from their vehicles. Patrons can also pick up hold materials at the drive-up service window.

Stop by the Library to return your materials and check out more. The Library has resumed its regular business hours:

Monday-Thursday: 9 am-9 pm
Friday-Saturday: 9 am-5 pm
Sunday: 1-5 pm
How to Pick Up Materials at the Library's New Drive-Up Window!
The Library’s new drive-up service window and return drop are open and operating!

You can now drive up to return materials in the book drop, and pick up material holds at the window (once you've received a Library notification that your holds are ready for pick up).

Here's how to use the drive-up services:
  • Select “Crystal Lake Public Library Drive-up Window” when placing a hold

  • Or, change the location of a hold you've already placed by logging into your account in the catalog and click on “Holds” on the “My Account” drop-down. Select the holds you want to pick up at the drive-up window by clicking on the box left of each title. Click on “Change Pick Up Location” on the bottom of the list. Select the new location using the drop-down menu, and click “Submit.”

Library staffers are happy to help you with the process. Call 815.459.1687 for assistance.
2021 Summer Reading Program: Reading Colors Your World
June 1-August 8
For All Ages!
For CLPL cardholders AND students who attend a school in the city of Crystal Lake (and their families). Read, log your minutes and earn chances to win prizes!

Our grand prize will be a Julie Ann's Frozen Custard party for you & 30 of your friends (only participants who complete the Summer Reading Program will be eligible to win the grand prize!) Register online or in person.

Register & Record Minutes Online:


Register in Person at the Library
& Record Minutes:
Call the Library at 815.459.1687, or
126 Paddock Street, Crystal Lake, IL