coronavirus
UPDATES & RESOURCES

In consultation with the Village of Downers Grove, Downers Grove School Grade District 58, Community High School District 99, and the Downers Grove Park District, Downers Grove Library canceled all programs and closed the library to the public, starting March 14 until further notice out of an abundance of caution in response to COVID-19 (coronavirus). All programs and meeting room bookings are canceled through Thursday, May 30.

The library is currently closed until further notice. We will continue to monitor the situation and reassess as more information becomes available

DGPL's Closure Press Release

CHANGES TO OPERATIONS:

The library is currently closed unti further notice.

All programs and meetings ares cancelled through Thurs., May 30.

All materials will have an adjusted due date of June 3.  The book drops are locked. Please enjoy your materials until we reopen.

Holds are suspended until further notice.

Rescheduled events will be posted on the library's event calendar.

Currently, there are confirmed COVID-19 cases in the DuPage County community.

The library is monitoring updates from the CDC and the DuPage County Health Department to determine the best practices for controlling the spread of infectious disease.

Check this site and the library's Facebook page for up-to-date information regarding the COVID-19 virus and what the library is doing.

Remote Services:

We are happy to assist you remotely. Email AskUs@dglibrary.org to get in touch with a librarian or use the Chat service at the bottom of the page Mon.-Fri.  9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

for the health & safety of our patrons & staff

Closing the library is an extraordinarily difficult decision that we have made only because of these extraordinary circumstances. The health and safety of our patrons and staff is our first priority. Early actions to increase social distancing are the best way to contain the spread of COVID-19, according to the CDC. We feel that closing the library is the best way to protect the health of our community at this time. While we are closed, we will carry out extra cleaning and disinfecting of the building.

We will stop charging all overdue fines, waive all existing overdue fines, and extend due dates on all currently checked out materials until May 1. Don’t return anything while we are closed. Just stay home and enjoy!

You can also continue to use the library without visiting by downloading eBooks; listening to downloadable and streaming audiobooks; streaming movies and TV shows; streaming music; reading digital comics, newspapers, and magazines; taking online classes; and much more. Browse our website for information about checking out online materials and resources.

Stay connected with us on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube for more ideas for things to do with your library card, and ways to stay healthy and happy during this complicated time.

Once our facilities reopen, we will do our best to rescheduled missed programs and meeting room bookings. Library staff is working on a detailed plan for refunds for meeting room bookings, which will be communicated to individuals with affected room bookings as soon as possible.

As you know, many of our facilities are community gathering spaces welcoming large numbers of visitors each day. The health and safety of our patrons and staff is of top priority. Thank you for your patience and understanding during this unprecedented time. We look forward to seeing you online and in person again soon.