While our library building remains closed to the public, we are planning on how to move forward in a measured way to restart and restore access to our physical library materials.
As you enjoy virtual programs and access to our range of digital collections, we are working diligently behind-the-scenes to safely recover and reshelve hundreds of physical materials. Our plans are informed by the REALM project guidance for handling library materials. During this time, no overdue fines will accrue.
In the weeks ahead, we hope to be able to begin offering contact-free service; however, we do not have a set date to reopen our building to the public. We are focused on safely restoring library services, while prioritizing the health and safety of our staff and patrons.
We will continue to offer our full complement of digital collections such as eBooks, audiobooks, and free downloadable music and apps. For information on our 2020 Summer Reading program, click here.
Free WiFi access is available to patrons outside of our building. The WiFi password is available on the front door of the library.
We appreciate your understanding and support. We believe a phased-in restart is the most responsible course of action as we encourage patrons and staff to use best practices that will shorten the impact of COVID-19 in our community.
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.
Where to get facts
- Call Illinois’ COVID-19 Hotline at 1.800.889.3931 or email (redacted).
- Read statements from the DeKalb County Health Department.
- Get updates from the Illinois Department of Public Health, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO).
How to keep using the library during a period of closure