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Directions to the Library

Arriving by Automobile

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From Chicago — Take I-94 (Edens Expressway) north toward Waukegan. When I-94 splits off toward Milwaukee, stay left on the Edens, which becomes U.S. Route 41. Exit at Deerpath Road, turn right (east) onto Deerpath and continue through the town of Lake Forest and toward the College.

From points North — Take I-94 south from Milwaukee. Just south of the Wisconsin-Illinois line, stay left and follow U.S. Route 41. Exit at Deerpath Road, turn left (east) onto Deerpath, and continue through the town of Lake Forest and toward the College.

From points West & Southwest (including O’Hare Airport) — Take I-294 (Tri-State Tollway), which becomes I-94, north to Illinois Route 60 (Town Line Road). Exit and turn right (east) on Route 60. Continue east to Route 43 (Waukegan Road), turn left (north) for 1/2 mile to Deerpath Road. Turn right (east) onto Deerpath and continue through the town of Lake Forest and toward the College.

Lake Forest
— Once in Lake Forest on Deerpath Road, proceed east through the business district and across the railroad tracks. Deerpath winds through a residential area; the next stop sign is Sheridan Road, which is the entrance to North Campus. Turn right (south) onto Sheridan Road, go past College Road, and turn left (east) into the College just before the blinking light for the pedestrian crossing. The library is the third building on the left.

Parking — There is no charge for visitors to park, but there is a limited amount of parking when the College is in session.

Arriving by Plane

From O’Hare Airport (ORD)Airport Express, a shuttle service, leaves from each terminal and runs regularly to Lake Forest. For departure information and reservations call 312-454-7800. A one-way ticket is approximately $35; round-trip is approximately $65.

From Midway Airport (MDW) — It is least expensive to take Omega Shuttle Service from Midway to O’Hare for approximately $20 and then take Airport Express or American Taxi to the College.  Pick-up at Midway Airport is located at door 3, lower level. For more information call 773-483-6634.

Transportation from O’Hare to Lake Forest College is approximately $35; from Midway it is approximately $65. Prices will vary!

GO Airport Express discount (10% OFF of shared ride service)

  1.  Reservations can be made directly: Airport Express Reservations
  2.  Reservations can be made on line: www.AirportExpress.com
     Enter your code: “LFC”.
  3.  Reservations can be made by calling: 1-800-284-3826
     Use code: “LFC”.

Arriving by Train

Amtrak trains arrive into Chicago at Union Station.  To reach Lake Forest from Chicago you will need to get to the Ogilvie Transportation Center where the METRA commuter train boards. The Ogilvie Transportation Center is located three long blocks north of Union Station at 500 West Madison Street, at the intersection of Madison and Canal Streets.

There are two commuter lines that run to Lake Forest so be sure to board the Metra Union Pacific North Line. The train runs to and from Chicago 30 times a day. Call the Regional Transportation Hotline at 312-836-7000 for schedule information or visit METRA online. A one-way ticket from Chicago to Lake Forest costs approximately $5.

Arriving by Bus

From the Greyhound Bus Depot in Chicago, take a taxi to the Ogilvie Transportation Center. Follow the above directions.