Public Services

Voter Registration

Register to vote at the Info Desk. Registrations are not taken in the 28 days before an election.
To register, you must be:
  • A U.S. citizen
  • At least 18 years of age by the general election
  • A resident of the precinct at least 30 days prior to Election Day
  • You can also register online with the Cook County Clerk's Office
Please bring two forms of identification, with at least one showing your current residence address.

Proctoring Service

Proctoring service is available for AHML cardholders only Monday through Friday 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. by appointment. There is no charge for this service. You must provide at least one week notice. For an appointment, please pick "Proctoring" in the Consultation Type menu on the Schedule An Appointment page.

  • For online tests using a computer, you can check out a laptop on your library card for the duration of the test.

Small Electronics Recycling

All donated items are tax deductible. Drop off your donation at the Tech Learning Center.
Accepted Items include:
  • Cell Phones
  • Laptops and eReaders
  • Inkjet Cartridges
  • MP3 Players
  • Digital Cameras
  • Handheld Games
  • GPS Devices and Radar Detectors
  • Graphing Calculators
  • Gold, Silver, and Platinum
Appliances, computer monitors/towers, printers are not accepted.

Get a Library Card

Library CardGet a library card and access all of AHML's services.

Learn more about how to apply for a library card.

Renew your library card at your next visit, or call for short term renewal.

We offer a number of assistive devices for use in the library. These devices are available free of charge.
If your status is Confirmed Registration, your spot for the event is confirmed.

If registration for this event is full, you will be placed on a waiting list. Wait listed registrants are moved to the confirmed registration list (in the order of registration) when cancelations are received. You will receive an email notification if you are moved from the wait list to the confirmed registration list.

6.012 Patron-Generated Content

The Library offers various venues in which patrons can contribute content that is accessible to the public.  These include, but are not limited to, blogs, reviews, forums, and social tagging on the Library’s website and catalog.  Any instance in which a patron posts written or recorded content to any of the Library’s venues that are accessible to the public is considered “patron-generated content” and is subject to this policy.
By contributing patron-generated content, patrons grant the Library an irrevocable, royalty-free, worldwide, perpetual right and license to use, copy, modify, display, archive, distribute, reproduce and create derivative works based upon that content.
By submitting patron-generated content, patrons warrant they are the sole authors or that they have obtained all necessary permission associated with copyrights and trademarks to submit such content.
Patrons are liable for the opinions expressed and the accuracy of the information contained in the content they submit.  The Library assumes no responsibility for such content.
The Library reserves the right not to post submitted content or to remove patron-generated content for any reason, including but not limited to:
  • content that is profane, obscene, or pornographic;
  • content that is abusive, discriminatory or hateful on account of race, national origin, religion, age, gender, disability, or sexual orientation;
  • content that contains threats, personal attacks, or harassment;
  • content that contains solicitations or advertisements;
  • content that is invasive of another person’s privacy;
  • content that is unrelated to the discussion or venue in which it is posted;
  • content that is in violation of the Library’s Code of Conduct or any other Library policy