Huntley Area Public Library

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Huntley Area Public Library

Contact information[edit | edit source]

Huntley Area Public Library

11000 Ruth Road

Huntley, IL 60142

Phone: 847-669-5386

Information Desk: Press 3










12 pm - 5 pm

9 am - 8 pm

9 am - 8 pm

9 am - 8 pm

9 am - 8 pm

9 am - 5 pm

9 am - 5 pm

The library is closed for the following holidays:
  • New Year’s Day
  • Easter Sunday
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving Day (Closing at 5PM the day before)
  • Christmas Eve
  • Christmas Day
  • New Year’s Eve

Physical Collections[edit | edit source]

The collection contains a number of print how-to books for genealogy and local history. View the collection in the library catalog.

The library does not collect microform material and does not own a microform reader/printer/scanner.

Huntley Library Genealogy Resource Links[edit | edit source]

Genealogy and Local History Online Resources

  • Affiliate access to
  • In-library access to Ancestry Library Edition
  • HeritageQuest Online (Use in-library or from home with your Huntley Area Public Library card. Contact the library for username and password. )
  • America's Obituaries and Death Notices (Use in-library or from home with your Huntley Area Public Library card.)
  • Illinois (Use in-library or from home with your Huntley Area Public Library card.)
    • Clippings and articles from newspapers including the Algonquin Herald, the Daily Herald, The Daily Sentinel, The Crystal Lake Herald, The Marengo Beacon)

Huntley History: Local History Archives

  • Family Histories of Early Huntley Settlers
  • Obituary Files of Local Residents
  • Surname Guides to McHenry County and Kane County Cemeteries
  • 100 Years of Huntley School Class Photos from 1880-1980
  • Huntley High School Yearbooks from 1949-2000
  • Historical Information about many Local Businesses,Churches and Homes
  • Huntley Farmside Archives
  • Huntley Veterans Memorial Database
  • Veterans Memorial Dedication Photo Gallery
  • Huntley Area Dairy and Agricultural History

Genealogy Weblinks Page

Other Resources of Interest[edit | edit source]

Illinois Digital Archives

Find a Family History Center or Affiliate Library

McHenry County, Illinois Genealogy at

Getting Started with Research in Illinois at

Services[edit | edit source]

One-on-one Assistance

Genealogy Databases

Sessions are around an hour and offer basic research assistance for the online resources that we offer.  

By appointment only. Minimum one-week notice required. To set up an appointment, please call 847-669-5386 ext.3

Local History

If you find a local connection in your family tree, or simply want to learn more about Huntley history, we may have something in our archives.

Contact the library Local History Department for assistance or to schedule an appointment to speak with a specialist call 847.669.5386 ext. 228.

Genealogy Programs and Workshops

Information about upcoming genealogy programs and workshops may be found on our website or in the library newsletter.

Tips for Your Visit[edit | edit source]

Finding Records