Book Drop

The Sandwich Public Library offers an outdoor book drop so you can return materials 24/7. There is one drop for books and another for audio visual items.

Book Locker

Want to pick up your library holds on the go? Good news! You can!

Call the library and request your items/holds to be added to the book locker. You will need to provide your library card number. Staff will then review your items, check out items to your account, and place them in the book locker. When you arrive to pick up your items, enter in the last 6 digits of your library barcode on the number pad. A locker door will open and you may collect your items with the due date slip inside. Book locker is located next to the book drop.

*Note: Once your items have been placed in the book locker, you have 24 hours to pick them up before the code will become invalid.

Charging Station

The library now had a charging station for patrons who need to charge their phones or tablets. Charging Station is free to use and is compatible with Android and Apple devices. 

Homebound Delivery

Are you or someone you know temporarily or permanently home-bound due to illness, disability, or age? Let us bring the Library to you!

Call our Circulation Desk at 815-786-8308 and staff will:

  • Explain the service
  • Gather your information and materials desired
  • Schedule a regular day and time for delivery
  • Drop off and pick up library materials at your home (twice a month limit).

All items owned by SPLD are available for delivery.

This is a free service. However, to be eligible you must be a homebound adult (for a minimum of 30 days) who lives in Sandwich and has a valid Sandwich Public Library Card.

Museum Adventure Pass

The library offers free museum passes to Sandwich library card holders. Choose from twenty different museums!

Check out Museum options and programs info here.

museum adventure pass logo 3 1 2013Rules

  • In order to participate, patrons much physically visit the library to obtain the passes. Passes cannot be checked out by email or by phone.
  • There are only 4 individual passes available for each museum every week. Passes regenerate every 7 days.
  • Only ONE pass per ONE museum may be checked out to a patron at a time.
  • There is no waiting list. The passes are available first come, first serve only.
  • Passes are printed out and have an expiration date that the patrons must use them by.
  • Available for Sandwich Library card holders ONLY.

Proctor

The library offers proctor services for students in need of an off-site testing environment. Please contact the reference librarian at 815-786-8308 x204 to plan and schedule your test date.

Recycle Your Ink Cartridges

The Sandwich Library collaborates with Funding Factory to function as a center where you can recucle your used ink cartridges. Please note that not all ink cartridges may be accepted.

Click the link below to see if your cartridge qualifies. If it does not, please consider finding another recycling option.

Qualifying List: Ink Cartridge Model

Talking Books

The library is partnered with the Illinois Talking Book Outreach Center. This partnership grants the opportunity to provide easily navigable and accessible audio books to patron whom are unable to read print due to a visual or physical impairment. All you have to do is fill out an application!

How it Works:

Accessible materials (digital audio and braille books and magazines) are conveniently mailed to and from patrons wherever they reside. The program is tax supported so there is never any out-of-pocket expense for postage or materials. - Illinois Talking Book Outreach Center Website

Simply fill out the application form to begin! Applications are available online and at the library.

Online Application

Features:

  • Check out up to 40 books at a time.
  • Keep books for a 6-week checkout period.
  • Explore an accessible online catalog for specific titles and authors.
  • Download books to a personal flash drive.
  • Completely free.