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Randall Oaks Branch Library
(847) 428-3661, press 4
500 North Randall Road, West Dundee

Lower level of Randall Oaks Recreation Center on Recreation Drive, which is just south of Randall Oaks Park. Location has a drive-up outside book drop.
   
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's)

Fall Events

Special Programs


Turbo Teen Model Kits
Thurs., Nov. 13, 6 to 7:30 p.m.
Put together a Snaptite model kits and take the finished model home.  No glue or paint needed. Ages 12 and up. Click title to register.


Storytimes
Fall Session is September 8 through October 31. Drop in anytime.

Saturday Storytime @ the Branch (drop in)
Saturdays: Oct. 25, Nov. 15, 10:30 a.m.
Join us for family story time fun this fall! Stories are geared for ages 2-6 but all are welcome.

Monday Storytime @ The Branch
Mondays, 10:30 to 11 a.m.
All ages. Family fun with stories, songs, and more.

BYOB Baby (0-11 month)
Tuesdays, 10 to 10:30 a.m.
 
Wonderful Ones (12-23 months)
Wednesdays, 10 to 10:20 a.m.

Tremendous Twos (24-35 months)
Fridays, 10 to 10:30 a.m.



Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Can I use my Dundee Library card at the Randall Oaks Branch?

Yes. They are interchangeable with all the same policies and privileges.

Can I return materials that I checked out at the Dundee Library to the Randall Oaks Branch?

Yes. Items borrowed from either location can be returned to either location.

Is the library branch open the same hours as the recreation center or the same as the Dundee Library?

Neither. The Randall Oaks Branch Library hours are:

Monday through Thursday: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. 
Friday and Saturday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.  
Sunday: Closed

Can I pick up my holds at the Randall Oaks Branch?

Yes. When you place a hold via our online catalog, a "Select a Pickup Location” drop down menu will appear. Click on "FRVPLD-Dundee” to pick up your hold at the Dundee Library, or click on "FRVPLD-Randall Oaks” to pick up at the branch. If you are placing a hold at the library or over the phone, simply tell a staff member where you would like to pick it up.

Is there wireless Internet access available at the Randall Oaks Branch?

Yes. Both the Park District and the Library offer free wireless Internet, so you can stay connected wherever you are in the building. No password is required.

Are there large-print books at the Randall Oaks Branch? Yes.

Are there audio books or music on CDs at the Randall Oaks Branch?
There is a small audio book collection at this location. Music on CDs is rapidly being replaced by downloadable mp3s, so will not be purchased for the branch. At any time however, you may place a hold to request a specific item be sent to Randall Oaks for pickup or visit the "Go Digital" link on our website to download ebooks, audio books, and music.

Are there any storytimes or programs scheduled at the Randall Oaks Branch?

 Storytimes have been added to the branch! Visit our children's page or the Events & Registration calendar to check on the next storytime. Click here to see what's happening for adults and teens at the branch.

What collections are available at the Randall Oaks branch?

For adults we have New Fiction, Popular Authors (for not-new fiction), Prize Picks, Large Print, and Non-Fiction. For teens we have Fiction and Graphic Novels. For children, we have Board Books, Picture Books, Easy Readers, Fiction (including Series), and Non-Fiction. There are also Children’s DVDs and lots of AV for the older kids and adults including DVDs, Blu-Rays, and video games. We also have a small selection of magazines.

Is there another large delivery of books coming?

No but we are steadily getting new items added to our collections. Let us know if you don’t find what you are looking for. Your feedback will help us grow the collection to meet the needs of the community.

Is public computer equipment available at the Randall Oaks Branch?

Yes. We offer the following computer equipment:

  • Five Public Internet stations for adults with Microsoft Office and Open Office.
  • A copier with scanning capabilities that doubles as a printer for the adult computers. (Color copies are .50 cents a page; black and white copies are .20 cents per page.) Scanning to USBs or email is free.
  • Ear buds ($1.50) and flash drives ($8.50) are available for purchase.
  • There is no fax or wireless print capability at the branch at this time.
    Children's Computers
    Two computers for children loaded with age appropriate games and a child-safe Internet browser.

For more specific questions, call the Randall Oaks Branch Library at (847) 428-3661 (press 4).


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