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Professional, affordable web design for libraries throughout the United States and Chicago, IL. Libraries are pillars of their communities, providing access to a wealth of knowledge and resources. A library’s website is just as important as its physical location. We understand the unique needs of libraries when it comes to their websites. We create ADA-compliant, user-friendly websites that are easily updatable in-house, ensuring your library can effectively serve your community online.

Highlight Your Library's Services

Every library offers a unique array of services and resources. Whether it’s a comprehensive catalog of books, a community events calendar, or online access to research databases, your website should make it easy for patrons to discover and utilize these services. At CyberOptik, we create intuitive, easy-to-navigate websites that highlight your library’s offerings and make them easily accessible to your patrons.

Designers should always keep their users in mind, utilizing libraries for user-centric design.

User-Friendly Design

A library’s website should be as welcoming and easy to navigate as the library itself. We prioritize user-friendly design, ensuring patrons of all ages and tech-savviness can easily find what they want. From the online catalog to the event calendar, every aspect of your website will be designed with the user in mind.

ADA Compliant

We understand the importance of creating websites that are accessible to all users. We ensure that our library websites are ADA compliant, meeting the standards set out in the Americans with Disabilities Act. This means that your website will be accessible to users with various disabilities, ensuring everyone in your community can access the necessary resources.

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Case Study: Elmhurst Public Library

Public Library in Western Suburbs of Chicago

The Elmhurst Public Library wanted to increase website traffic and encourage Elmhurst residents to use the online services. The challenge was to make the library’s countless resources as accessible as possible to the entire Elmhurst, Illinois community. We rebuilt their website from the ground up with mobile usage in mind, ensuring every Elmhurst resident could access the library’s countless resources at a moment’s notice. The result was a mobile-friendly website with better navigation systems and menus, making it possible to find information much faster than before. Read More

Custom Mobile Website Conversion

The Elmhurst Library came to us with an existing website that was nice looking but was hard to use and was not ready for mobile visitors. We rebuilt their website from the ground up including redesigning the front-end navigations, adding back-end management tools, and recreating the site to work on all screen sizes.

Desktop Background A website design for Elmhurst Public Library.
mobile phone Elmhurst Public Library screenshot.
A screen shot of a green screen at Elmhurst Public Library.

A More Intuitive Navigation

We helped the EPL organize and refine their content in a way that makes for an intuitive experience where library guests can easily find what they need.

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Custom Mobile Shortcuts

When viewing the site on a mobile device, patrons are shown nine of the most popular or most important links so they can access what they need with a single click. Other pages and features are bundled into a slide-out menu.

More Examples of Our Work

In addition to the Glenview and Elmhurst Public Libraries, we’ve worked with many other libraries, understanding their unique needs and creating websites that serve their communities effectively. Each library website we make is custom-designed to reflect the library’s brand and meet its specific needs.

Desktop Background Homepage of the frankfort public library website featuring a banner for a volunteer fair, navigational menu, and various service links including digital collection access.
mobile phone Screenshot of the frankfort public library district website homepage, featuring navigation menus, event updates, and contact information.
Desktop Background The homepage of the ancestry website featuring Acorn Public Library.
mobile phone A web page displaying Acorn Public Library with a green background.
Desktop Background A website design for Fountaindale Public Library.
mobile phone The homepage of Fountaindale Public Library website.
Desktop Background Lego club website design for North Riverside Public Library.
mobile phone A screenshot of the North Riverside Public Library website with a vibrant color scheme.
Desktop Background A blue and white website design for a library.
mobile phone The homepage of a website with a blue and yellow background.

Why Choose CyberOptik for Your Library Website

Library Web Design FAQ

Why does a library need a website?

A library’s website is just as important as its physical location. A website allows libraries to serve their communities online, providing access to their catalog, resources, and services at any time and from anywhere.

How long does it take to create a library website?

The timeline for creating a new library website can vary based on the complexity and depth of the site. However, at CyberOptik, we strive to deliver high-quality websites in a timely manner. We’ll establish a timeline that meets your needs.

Does my library website need to be ADA-compliant?

Yes, your library’s website must be ADA-compliant. The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requires public entities, including libraries, to provide accessible digital content. This means that your website should be designed and developed to allow people with a range of disabilities to access and use it. We offer an add-on to ensure that your library website is ADA-compliant, meeting the standards set out in the ADA.

Do you offer the option for pages to be printer-friendly?

We understand that some patrons may want to print information from your website, such as event details or library hours. We can design your website to make pages printer-friendly, ensuring that important information is easily readable when printed. This is one of the many ways we strive to make our websites user-friendly and accessible to all users.