Senior Services

We offer a wide range of programs, services and materials especially tailored for the 55+ audience. Programs and classes are offered to seniors free of charge at the library, on the bookmobile and at the Arlington Heights Senior Center at 1801 West Central Road. To find out how we can assist you, call 847-870-3710.

Computer Room

@ the Senior CenterThe Computer Room is located in the Senior Center. Computer workstations are equipped with large-print keyboards, 19" flat-screen monitors, the latest version of Microsoft Office, and high-speed Internet access.
Computer Room Hours
Monday and Wednesday: 12:30 – 6 p.m.
Tuesday, Thursday & Friday: 12:30 – 4 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m. – noon

Reading Room

@ the Senior CenterThe Reading Room is located at the Senior Center. It contains a collection of popular books (including the latest books available in large print), DVDs, CDs, and audiobooks, all available for check out. Relax and read an assortment of specially selected magazines and daily newspapers in a comfortable reading area.
Reading Room Hours
Monday and Wednesday: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Tuesday, Thursday & Friday: 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Saturday: 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Assistive Devices

We offer a number of assistive devices for use in the library. These devices are available free of charge.


Events at the Senior Center

@ the Senior CenterA variety of weekly and monthly facilitated discussion programs offer older adults a way to connect with those who have similar interests. Topical programs of special interest to seniors are also offered throughout the year.
See calendar of Senior Center Events.

Library Delivery Services

Library Visitor ProgramWe offer delivery services to customers who are permanently or temporarily homebound. Visit our Library Delivery Services page to learn more.

Senior Computer Classes

@ the Senior Center Classes taught by and designed especially for older adults are held at the Senior Center. Classes feature small class size and hands-on instruction. Students can choose from multiple courses depending on their skill level.  View our complete schedule and course descriptions below:

Senior Events

The bookmobile stops at the following senior communities:
  • Cedar Village
  • Luther Village
  • Moorings
Click to see bookmobile schedule.

Illinois State Library Talking Books program provides library service to individuals who are unable to read standard print due to a visual or physical impairment. Accessible materials (digital audio and braille books and magazines) are mailed to and from patrons wherever they reside. If you have visual or physical impairments that affect your ability to read standard print, you may be eligible for this program.

Staff at Arlington Heights Library can work with you to complete your Talking Books application and begin receiving materials. 

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