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In response to Governor Pritzker’s Restore Illinois initiative, we’re excited to announce our plan to phase in contact-less services, beginning in June.

  • Curbside pick-up is tentatively scheduled to launch at our Central Library in the first two weeks of June, with curbside services launching at our branch locations in mid-June.
  • We'll resume all delivery for current home delivery patrons within the first two weeks of June.
  • Patrons may return items currently checked out to the book drop at our Central Library (located at the far north end of the parking lot), beginning June 1. The drop will be open Monday - Saturday, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Please watch for additional information in the coming weeks, including when you will be able to place holds and how to utilize curbside pick-up.

All Library locations will remain closed to the public, with only essential Library staff on-site. These staff members will work staggered shifts starting in late May to prepare the building and materials for the new curbside service.

We’re working hard to have appropriate procedures in place to ensure the safety of staff, patrons and materials. This includes, but is not limited to:

  • Ensuring staff maintain social distancing while within the Library.
  • Ensuring staff wear appropriate PPE, such as masks as gloves, while working in the Library, and wash hands regularly and thoroughly.
  • Quarantining returned Library materials for at least 72 hours.
  • Providing contact-less services for patrons so you have safe access to materials.

Since closing our buildings on March 13, we are offering a variety of services online:

We continue to follow guidelines from the governor’s office and public health officials as we determine how to safely offer services to our community.