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

Our Policies

Frequently requested policies:
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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.

2022 Update: The 2017-2020 strategic plan will continue to guide the library until the next strategic plan is voted upon by the Board of Trustees. The library has created an Equity Strategic Plan, which will inform the library's full strategic plan, currently under development. 

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Our Finances

COVID-19 UPDATE (September, 2020)The Board of Library Trustees are committed to being good stewards of the taxpayer dollars entrusted to them. While the library is operating in a Limited Hours, Limited Services model, staff also work in the building before and after public hours to ensure social distancing and remotely, as their individual positions allow, on tasks such as chat reference, collection development, and planning virtual programs. The library is closely monitoring its revenues and expenses for 2020 and applying for all applicable federal and state aid for pandemic-related expenses. In late August, the Board of Library Trustees approved a flat (0% change) property tax levy for its fiscal year 2021. Utilization of accumulated Library Fund balance in excess of its Finance Policy designated Operating Reserves allows the library to maintain operations and services through 2021 with no property tax increase to residents.

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:

FOIA Officer
Library Administrative Office
Downers Grove Public Library
1050 Curtiss Street
Downers Grove, IL 60515

or by email to the library’s FOIA Officer,