Book Clubs
Adults Under 40
Link to Writer's Groups page
New Card Registration

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Digital Collection:


Download Movies, Music, Comic Books, eBooks, and Audiobooks to your computer or mobile device. Limited to 5 checkouts per month.

Libby by Overdrive

Formally RBDigital and MyMediaMall. Antioch patrons can browse and download audiobooks, videos, and eBooks in various formats. To download, you must have an Antioch card and PIN.



An online learning platform to improve work-related skills or further develop a personal interest. More than 4,000 continuously updated, on-demand video courses across 75 categories in business, technology, design, and more. Courses are taught by world-class instructors and offer a tailor-made learning experience.

Rosetta Stone

Rosetta Stone offers an immersion method trusted by businesses and individuals for over 20 years. Offered are lessons in 30 languages to meet a range of cultural interests, building reading, writing, speaking and listening skills. A mobile app is available.

Local History:

View the Antioch News from 1888-2006. Issues can only be searched individually. To search the whole set, use Google and type in your keywords, as well as “Antioch News” and “”

Local Obituary Database

APLD has put together a database collection of all the obituaries from local newspapers from the late 1800’s to the current year. We are continuously updating this database.

Adult Blog

This blog covers different genres of books and other fun things going on in the Library. Follow these posts to find staff suggestions for next reads and more.

Next Book Express Service

Do you want to be next in line for your favorite author’s Next Book before you even know the title?

Click the graphic above and fill out the form to choose which author(s) you love the most.  Submit the form and when that author releases his/her next book, you will automatically be called when it is available at the Library.

Book Suggestion Form

What Should I Read Next?

If you are looking for your next book, but aren’t sure what book that’s going to be, look no further.  Click the graphic above and fill out as much of the form as you would like.  A Library staff person will contact you shortly with some great suggestions.

Museum Adventure Pass

The Antioch District Library participates in the Museum Adventure Pass program. APLD cardholders can receive free admission or a special discount to participating Chicago area destinations. These offers are good for one week from the pickup date and must be claimed at the Library. For a list of participating organizations and the specials they offer, click the logo to the left. If you have any questions, please visit the Adult Reference Department or call (847) 395-0874 option 2.

Explore More Illinois

Explore More Illinois is a cultural pass program that allows Illinois public library cardholders to get offers from museums, park districts, historical societies, performing and visual arts centers, and other attractions. Explore More Illinois is free and can be accessed 24/7 from any computer, tablet, or smartphone. If you have any questions, please visit the Adult Reference Department or call (847) 395-0874 option 2.

Suggest A Program

If you would like to present a program at the Antioch Public Library District or would like to suggest a program the Library should offer, please click the button to fill out and submit the form.

Suggest a Purchase

Do you have an item you’d like the library to purchase? Click the button below, fill out the form, and submit it. The library will purchase the item and when it comes in you will be on hold for it.


A place to chill, hang out, and study:

Meeting Rooms

Meeting Room 1

The Library has four meeting rooms available on a first come, first serve basis or reserve a meeting room in advance now.

Puzzle Table

Picture of Reading Room in the Library with Furniture and Puzzle Table

Join other community members to work on putting together a puzzle. We have been very fortunate to have many puzzles donated to us by library patrons. Come put a few pieces together or sit for hours. The puzzle table is located on the main floor of the Library in the Reading Room with the fireplace.

Newspaper & Magazine Area

Picture of Front Room with fireplace and newspapers

Relax at the Library in the magazine and newspaper area. The Library subscribes to a number of magazines along with many newspapers such as the Daily Herald, the News Sun, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal.