Randall Oaks 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.
Events, Storytimes, and Programs
The Randall Oaks Library hosts a number of fun and educational programs for adults, teens, and children. Click on the calendar link above to see or register for upcoming storytimes, computer classes, poetry nights, and special programs.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I use my Dundee Library card at the Randall Oaks Library?
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 Library?
Yes. Items borrowed from either location can be returned to either location.
Is the Randall Oaks Library open the same hours as the recreation center or the same as the Dundee Library?
Neither. The Randall Oaks Library hours are:
Monday through Thursday: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Friday and Saturday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday: 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Can I pick up my holds at the Randall Oaks Library?
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 Library?
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 Library? Yes.
Are there audio books or music on CDs at the Randall Oaks Library? 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?
Storytimes have been added to the branch! Visit our children's page or the Events & Registration calendar to check on the next storytime. Visit the Randall Oaks Events Calendar to see what's happening for adults and teens at the branch.
What collections are available at the Randall Oaks?
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 public computer equipment available at the Randall Oaks?
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 that library at this time.Two computers for children loaded with age appropriate games and a child-safe Internet browser.
For more specific questions, call the Randall Oaks Library at (847) 428-3661 (press 4).