Service Update: Tier Three Mitigation
Updated: Jan. 7

Since Illinois will be under Tier 3 Mitigation Measures starting Friday, Nov. 20, we are making changes to our services. These changes are in response to the directive in the Tier 3 Mitigations that governmental entities should follow the retail model and limit customers to 25% capacity.

It really can't be said enough—your health, and the health of our employees—are our priority. We encourage our residents to stay home to control the spread of COVID-19 and use our digital services and drive-up window. But, if you want to visit us, please read further for details about using the library.

  • Only IPPL cardholders may visit the library building. Don’t have a card? Get one here.
  • We are limiting visits to 50 people per hour.
  • All tables and chairs are removed; there is no seating available.
  • Newspapers are not available.
  • We are still offering computers, but have reduced the number and are limiting computer appointments to one hour. Appointments may be made by calling 630/887-0829.
  • Face masks that cover your mouth and nose are required to enter the building. Social distancing guidelines apply.

Library Hours:

Monday–Thursday: 10 a.m.–7 p.m.
Friday: Closed (no in-person, curbside, phone, or chat)
Saturday: 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Sunday: 1- 5 p.m

outdoorServices available for an in-person visit

  • Reference and readers’ advisory questions. Remember, our staff is available by phone, chat, and This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., too!
  • Browsing for materials in-person.
  • Computers by appointment only.
  • Express computer stations are available for 20-minutes per person, per day in Kids & Teens and Adult Services for anyone to use.
  • Printing, scanning, copying, and faxing services are available on a self-serve basis.
  • Notary services
  • Passports by appointment
  • 3D Printing/Carvey

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Services on pause

  • Seating and tables
  • Conference rooms, the Board Room, and the Meeting Room
  • Newspapers for reading at the library
  • The Wouldshop, LittleTown, and LittleShop
  • Donations of materials to the library
  • Programs inside the building (Remember, we have programs online!)

 

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  • We want to maintain a safe and healthy library. In fact, we can still help you just as easily from the comfort of your home.
  • We’ll continue to provide drive-up service for materials.
  • Staff are available via phone, chat, or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . . . we can place holds for you, select materials for curbside pickup, answer reference questions, and provide readers advisory services. We are here for you!
  • We are open on the web 24/7 with access to ebooks, eaudiobooks, emagazines, music, and movies & TV.
  • Join us for new and exciting virtual events every week.
  • Printing/scanning can be picked- up through the drive-up window.
  • We are making contactless deliveries to our homebound patrons.

 

 

Your safety is a priority!

  • We’re conducting health screenings of our employees.
  • Our team is wearing face masks while in public spaces.
  • We are social distancing.
  • We’ve installed plastic partitions at all the desks.
  • We’re providing hand sanitizer throughout the building plus disinfectant you can use to clean equipment.
  • We’ll also be cleaning equipment and surfaces throughout the day.
  • We’re quarantining returned materials for 3 days based on studies recently completed in the REALM Project’s research study of how long the COVID-19 virus lives on library materials.