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This information is gathered directly form the Glen Ellyn Public Library website.  It is very extensive and helpful.  The Glen Ellyn Public Library serves a community of approximately 27,000 people and is located about 20 miles west of the city of Chicago. The current library was built in 1995. It has 52,000 square feet on three floors. The library holds over 220,000 items including books, magazines, dvds and cds. The library subscribes to over a dozen online databases and conducts programs and events for all ages. More statistics about the library can be found at Library Facts and Figures.  Its mission is to provide information, an extensive collection of materials, and programs which enrich and enhance the quality of life in the community.  The Library endeavors to furnish open access to both print and electronic sources to foster life long learning and the cultural life of patrons.  http://gepl.org/