The Village of Lakewood is not part of a library district.  The State of Illinois has instituted a law which requires that residents who desire to join a library, and who are not part of a library district, only join the library which is in the same high school district in which they reside. Therefore, Lakewood residents in the Turnberry Meadows subdivision and Hidden Lakes Subdivision who wish to join a library must apply to the Huntley Area Public Library. All other Village residents must apply to the Crystal Lake Public Library. Library cards from each library are good for all service at any library in the state. Information on both full service libraries follows:

Crystal Lake Public Library

126 West Paddock Street
Crystal Lake, IL 60014 
Phone: 815/459-1687

Huntley Area Public Library

11000 Ruth Road
Huntley, IL 60142
Phone: (847) 669-5386

McHenry County College Library

8900 US Highway 14
Crystal Lake, IL 60012
Phone: 815/455-8533

A college library card is available free of charge to all residents who show proof of residency. The college has a lending library and reference section.