DGPL invites all community members to review DGPL’s policies, plans, and transparency documents.

Our Policies

Frequently requested policies:
View complete library policies

Strategic Plans

In 2017, DGPL embarked on a year of planning. The Board of Trustees approved three planning documents within the year: Strategic Plan 2017-2020 and Capital Needs Assessment Report in August of 2017 and Financial Management Plan in January of 2018. Annual review of progress on the Strategic Plan began in July of 2018. A reordered project list for the Capital Needs Assessment was approved in July of 2018 to reflect the need to complete boiler replacement in 2019 and completion of interior lighting projects.
Links to the documents:

Our Finances

COVID-19 UPDATE (April, 2020): The Board of Library Trustees are committed to being good stewards of the taxpayer dollars entrusted to them. While the library building is closed to the public, some staff continue to work on minimum basic operations, including processing invoices and payroll, ensuring security, and ensuring that employees can work remotely. Other staff work remotely from their residences in support of virtual services available during the building closure such as answering email, voicemail, and chat questions, issuing library cards, support for ebook and streaming materials lending and downloading, professional development and training, and planning programs and services for reopening. Efforts to reduce expenditures during this time include cost savings on fees for presenters and office and program supplies, suspension of ordering physical materials, suspension of employee travel, and cancellation of professional conferences. Non-personnel expenditures in the first four weeks following closing to the public are less than 50% of normal operating expenses. This expenditure level is anticipated to continue until the library building reopens to the public. The library is closely monitoring further impacts on its revenues and expenses, and developing plans to respond appropriately.

As a village library, Downers Grove Public Library is included in the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report of the Village of Downers Grove.

FOIA (Freedom of Information Act Requests)
Freedom of Information Act requests may be submitted in writing or by email. Written requests may be submitted by mail or in person to:
Library Administrative Office
Downers Grove Public Library
1050 Curtiss Street
Downers Grove, IL 60515
or by email to the library’s FOIA Officer, Julie Milavec,