About Us

Thomas Ford Memorial Library, founded in 1925, is a public library serving the Village of Western Springs. Library materials, programs, and services are offered for children, teens, and adults. The Library’s newsletter, The Ford Connection, is published quarterly.

The Village has a population of about 12,000 people. We are approximately 15 miles west of downtown Chicago and adjacent to La Grange, Westchester, and Hinsdale. The library is located at the corner of Wolf Road and Chestnut Street, approximately 2 blocks north of the Burlington tracks, in Western Springs.

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Street and Mailing Address

800 Chestnut Street
Western Springs, Illinois 60558

Fax: 708-246-0403

Email: info@fordlibrary.org

Library Hours

Monday-Thursday: 9:30 a.m.- 9:00 p.m.
Friday and Saturday: 9:30 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.
Sunday: 1:00 p.m.- 5:00 p.m.

Library Holidays

We are closed on the following days.

  • New Year’s Day
  • Easter Sunday
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving
  • Christmas Eve
  • Christmas Day
  • New Year’s Eve