3M Cloud Library: Your New eBook Outlet!
Learn more about accessing additional in-demand eBook titles through our newest service, 3M Cloud Library! Learn more here.
Meet the New Self-Checkout Stations!
Located in the First Floor Lobby, the Junior Room, and on the Second Floor, these self-checkout stations are ready to get you quickly on your way! Our Circulation staff are still available to answer questions and perform transactions as usual, too! Exciting!
Credit Cards Now Accepted
To make using the library easier, you can now pay for fines, fees, and donations with your credit card.
Museum Adventure Pass
Get your pass to adventure! DGPL cardholders can receive free or discounted admission to area museums and cultural institutions as part of the Museum Adventure Pass Program.
Straight Talk about eBooks
Curious about why certain books and authors are missing from our eBook collection? Find out here.
Unlimited Access to eMagazines!
View 160 popular magazines (food, news, technology, travel, and more!) on your computer or mobile device with Zinio. No limits or wait times! Here's a tutorial to get you started or call us at (630) 960-1200 with questions.
Business Library Cards
We offer library cards to businesses and non-profit organizations located in incorporated Downers Grove. Up to five library cards can be issued. Cards are valid for four years. Fill out the application here.
Have a Question? Chat With a Librarian
Instant message us directly from our website anytime during business hours. Use the chat box to start up an immediate conversation with one of our librarians for reading suggestions, research help, or audio/visual assistance.
Mobile App: Download It Today!
Visit dgl.boopsie.com or scan this QR code on your mobile device to reserve titles, access your account, get directions, contact us, and download eBooks—all on the go!
iPads for Checkout
DGPL cardholders ages 14 and older can now check out iPads for in-library use. Loaded with more than 300 apps, the iPads can be used for gaming, music, social media, and more. Bring a photo ID and your library card to the Readers’ Advisory Desk to get started.
eBooks for Kids
We have 750+ eBooks for children—titles of all reading levels and topics! View a complete list of available eBooks and access eMediaLibrary to download.
Are You in the Mood to Read?
Let us suggest some books for you! If your favorite authors are not writing fast enough, or you're in the mood to read something different, we can help. Fill out our new Reader Form and librarians will provide you with a custom list of books that match your reading tastes. Fill out as much of the form as you wish, keeping in mind the kinds of titles you are in the mood to read or listen to right now. The more information you provide, the easier it will be for us to suggest titles you will enjoy. We will contact you within a week with your list. Information will be kept in strict confidence between you and library staff.
Access the Reader Form from the homepage or the Fiction, Nonfiction, and Teen Good Reads pages.
Free Tutors through Brainfuse HelpNow
Brainfuse HelpNow is an online tutoring service available for a variety of academic needs. Students from 1st grade through college can receive immediate assistance from a live tutor. Ask for help on a specific homework problem, improve a skill, such as multiplying fractions, or submit a written paper for constructive feedback. You can also take practice standardized tests and find tips for writing a resume.
Live tutors are available seven days a week, from 2:00–11:00 p.m. Access Brainfuse HelpNow from the homepage, or find it on the A–Z Databases, Ask a Librarian, and Homework Help pages.
Borrow a Kill-A-Watt and Check Your Energy Use
ComEd has donated two Kill-A-Watt meters that circulate to library cardholders. The meters can be used to measure the amount of electricity that an appliance or device uses. Kill-A-Watt meters can be borrowed for two weeks and, like coal or natural gas, cannot be renewed.
The Library and the Patriot Act
It is the policy of the Downers Grove Public Library, as well as State law under the Illinois Library Records Confidentiality Act, that all records of an individual's use of the library are confidential. However, library patrons should be aware that Section 215 of the U.S.A. Patriot Act gives Federal agents the ability to seek a secret search warrant to obtain access to library records. For more information see Is Your Use of the Library Private?