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GPL's Responsible Library Re-Opening

Out of an abundance of caution and to reduce the spread of Covid-19 there are a few changes that patrons will see when visiting the library.  These changes have been put in place with the help of DeKalb County Health Department and in accordance with State safety guidelines.

We will be offering vulnerable patrons the option to schedule an appointment to visit the library on Mondays - Thursdays from 10 am - 12 pm.  Call the library at 815-784-2627 to schedule an appointment.

Open hours will be Mondays - Thursdays from 12 - 8 pm and Saturdays from 10 am - 2 pm.  The library will be closed on Fridays and Sundays.

Patrons will be able to visit the library to use the Internet computers, browse materials, and utilize copy/fax/scan services.  The Program Room and Event Room will remain closed to the public.  For a detailed list of services, click here.

Contact-Free Pick-Up

We will continue to provide a contact-free pick-up option to our patrons that may be scheduled during any of our open hours.  We highly encourage patrons to use this option when picking up holds to limit contact with staff and fellow patrons.  Place holds any time online or during business hours by phone at 815-784-2627.

Returning Materials

ONLY the outside book drop will be open.  Please do not bring returns into the library.  Donations will not be accepted at this time.

All materials will be quarantined for 4 days in compliance with recommendations from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS).  Items will remain on the patron’s account during the quarantine time but will not accrue fines.

Programs and Meetings

As a preventative measure all programs and meetings are being held online until further notice. Additionally, all meeting room reservations are suspended until further notice.

Online Resources

There are countless library services that can be accessed from home using your library card.  Online Resources are available anywhere, anytime!  Click here for our Online Resources and here for a list of FREE online resources that can be accessed.

Updates

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We recommend that everyone stay informed of the latest updates on the Coronavirus and undertake appropriate actions to remain healthy and limit the spread of the virus.