Welcome to the Deerfield Public Library website.

Mission Statement
To provide our community with open access to the world of information and ideas, encouraging lifelong learning and personal growth in a welcoming environment.

Vision Statement
To contribute to the growth of the community with enhanced services, experiences and resources in comfortable, adaptable spaces by knowledgeable, friendly staff.

The Collection

The Deerfield Public Library lends books, audiobooks, CDs, DVDs, and video games over 300,000 times each year. Anyone may access the Library’s online catalog 24 hours a day to search the library’s holdings, renew items, request or cancel holds, and check the status of his or her account.


The library provides free Internet access and Microsoft Office programs on computers. Fast, free wireless Internet service is available in the library for those with laptop computers or other portable devices.

Online Databases

In addition to magazines and newspapers, the Library subscribes to many useful online databases (featuring business, medicine, literature, genealogy and general interest periodicals). These databases may be used free of charge within the library or from home with a Deerfield Public Library card.


The Deerfield Public Library offers free cultural, educational, and recreational programs throughout the year. Children and families enjoy a variety of storytimes, crafts, and special performances. Adult programs include book discussions, lectures, and performances.

Staff and Services

Librarians and staff specially trained in reference, readers’ advisory and youth services are available to assist patrons in person, over the phone, or via the Internet during all hours of operation. Patrons requiring special assistance may wish to use the library’s large print collection, audiobooks, magnifying machine, home delivery service, or TTY hearing impaired phone service.


The Friends of the Deerfield Public Library work together to encourage the community to have an increased understanding of and appreciation for the materials and services available from the Library; to supplement Library services, programs and materials in accordance with the Library’s policies and needs; and to provide fundraising and advocacy for the Library. Anyone interested in more information about the Friends should call (847) 945-3311 ext. 8895 or email [email protected].

Books to Go!

A free monthly service for anyone living in the Deerfield Public Library service area who can’t get to the Library due to illness or limiting physical conditions.

  • Library staff will deliver and return items each month.
  • Library staff will bring books (regular or large print), audiobooks, and music CDs.
  • Library staff can also choose materials for you, with your preferences in mind.
  • If you don’t have a Deerfield Public Library card, Library staff will help you get one.
  • Library staff can adjust loan times for special circumstances, but patrons are still responsible for lost or damaged items.

Please contact Ted, at (847) 945-3311 ext. 8833 to register or if you have any questions about “Books to Go.”