Today's Hours:

10:00am - 5:00pm

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.


The library offers proctor services for students in need of an off-site testing environment. Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call the library at 815-786-8308.

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


  • 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.

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Sandwich Public Library District

925 South Main Street, Sandwich, Illinois 60548
Phone: 815-786-8308  |  Fax: 815-786-9231

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