The Barrington Area Library offers a variety of ways for you and your family to borrow and return materials. You're always welcome to stop in and browse, but you can also browse our online catalog, place holds on items with your BALibrary card, and receive them via:

Book Returns:

Main Library: look for the drive-up return box in the northeast end of the parking lot, by the X sculpture, 505 N. Northwest Highway
Barrington Hills Village Hall, 112 Algonquin Road
Temporarily out of service:Barrington High School, 616 W. Main St, Barrington
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, W. Long Grove Road near Laurel Drive, Deer Park
Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital Medical Office Center One, 450 West Highway 22 - west of the main hospital building
Hoffman Estates Park District Willow Recreation Center, both outdoor and indoor, Algonquin and Lexington Roads
Marketplace of Barrington, Kelsey Road & Route 59
South Barrington Park District, both outdoor and indoor, Tennis Club Lane

Pick-Up Locker Locations:

Have items delivered to an automated locker at a location near you. To request delivery, search the Library's online catalog, click on "Request Item, and then choose your pick-up location. When items are ready to be picked up, you'll receive an email or text message from the library.

Pick-Up Locations/Hours:

NEW: Main Library, outdoor, 505 N. Northwest Hwy (located in the parking lot, near the drive-up book return)

Barrington Hills Village Hall, indoor, 112 Algonquin Road

Barrington Train Station, indoor, 201 S. Spring Street
Mon-Fri: 5 AM - 10 PM

Hoffman Estates Park District Willow Recreation Center, indoor, Algonquin and Lexington Roads
Limited hours at this time - subject to change:
Mon-Fri: 7 AM - 9 PM
Sat-Sun: 9 AM - 1:30 PM

South Barrington Club, indoor, 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 five locations: The Main Library building, South Barrington Park District; Willow Recreation Center/Hoffman Estates; Barrington Hills Village Hall; and the Barrington Train Station. For addresses and hours, see "Pick-Up Locations" above.

How do I get material out of a locker?

At the Main Library and Train Station: enter or scan your BALibrary card number and the locker with your materials will automatically open.
All other locations: 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?

Customers are notified by email or text message that items are being delivered for pick-up. The notification will provide specifics about date/time for pick-up. Materials are held in the lockers for 6 days.