The library is open for Curbside Pickup only.  The building is currently closed to patrons.

Current Curbside Pickup Hours :
Monday - Friday   
10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.


Available Services (as of Monday, November 16)

Unavailable Services
(as of Monday, November 16)

  • Furniture and seating
  • Children's play areas
  • Meeting and study room reservations
  • In-person programming
  • In-person Book-an-Expert assistance and one-on-one assistance with eReaders and tablets. Socially distanced help may be available depending on demand.
  • Water fountains and water bottle refill stations
  • The Cupboard and the Café
  • Video gaming
  • Notary services
  • Newspapers
  • Media Lab, Training Room, and Quiet Study Room use
  • Browsing for books, movies, audiobooks/playaways, CDs, magazines, puzzles, and kids room resource kits
  • Computer use
  • Copiers and scanners
  • In-library hold pickup

Updates and more information

JANUARY 11, 2021
Message from Director, Julie Milavec: 

As 2021 begins, curious community members and staff alike are asking when DGPL will reopen to the public. The simple answer is that no date has been set for reopening. In the meantime, library management and staff members are hard at work preparing for the time when we can open our doors to the public.

Even as we plan for a future reopening, it is important to consider preparedness vs. reality. While the library will be prepared to reopen to the public as soon as health and safety metrics allow, the reality of this fast-changing public health situation may impact those plans before they can be enacted, as it did in March and November. 

The health and safety of our patrons and staff is DGPL's top priority. We continue to make our decisions based on public health information and recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH), and the DuPage County Health Department (DCHD).

With the Village of Downers Grove facilities closed to the public and all regions in Illinois currently under Restore Illinois Phase 4, Tier 3 Mitigations, DGPL is preparing to reopen while remaining flexible to respond to the latest information on this public health crisis. When a date is selected, it will be announced on our website and social media. No date has been determined at this time.

Until we are able to welcome you back into the building, the library remains open for our popular curbside service. Patrons can get access to our e-library and other resources at from the comfort of their home, 24/7. Our friendly staff is available to help through phone calls and email.

Thank you for your patience and support in keeping our community safe.

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