Reminder: Items placed in the returns must stay in a 24 hour quarantine before being checked in. Then they will be removed from your account. And remember: the Barrington Area Library is now fines-free!

Book Returns Currently Open:

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
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
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, Tennis Club Lane

The following community returns remain closed until further notice:
Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital
Barrington High School

Pick-Up Locations:

Have library items delivered to an automated locker 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 an email or text message 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 AM - 10 PM

Hoffman Estates Park District Willow Recreation Center, Algonquin and Lexington Roads
Limited hours at this time - subject to change:
Mon and Wed: 7 AM – 6 PM
Tues and Thurs: 7 AM - 9 PM
Fri: 7 AM - 6 PM

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 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?

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.