Masks are encouraged for all patrons visiting the library.

Available Services

  • Browsing for books, movies, audiobooks/playaways, CDs, magazines, puzzles, and kids room resource kits
  • Open computer usage 
  • Copiers and scanners
  • In-library hold pickup
  • Reference and readers advisory (also available via online chat and telephone)
  • Wireless printing
  • Virtual Programming
  • Wifi access (available in the parking lot, too!)
  • The Cupboard
  • Seating and table use
  • Newspapers
  • Study room reservations
  • Water fountains and water bottle refill stations
  • Video gaming in Teen Central
  • Video gaming in the Kids Room
  • STEM Room, Training Room, and Quiet Study Room use
  • Outdoor Holds Lockers
  • Online library card registration
  • Meeting room reservations
  • Conference room reservations
  • In-person programming
  • Café
  • Media Lab
  • Book-An-Expert sessions
  • Notary
  • Wall-mounted manipulatives and play items in the Kids Room

Unavailable Services

  • Select children's play items
  • The Play Café - anticipated reopening: May 22!
  • Curbside Pickup - discontinued on July 5, 2021. Patrons may use the library's Holds Lockers. 

Updates and more information

March 18, 2022:

The library will be replacing tables throughout the library on Tuesday, March 22. We apologize for any interruptions. Thank you for your patience.

February 17, 2022:

An update on the reintroduction of numerous services and our mask policy:

As of Sunday, February 20:

  • In-person programming resumes
  • Meeting and conference room reservations are available

As of Monday, February 28:

  • Masks will be optional, however, they are strongly encouraged for everyone’s continued safety
    • Masks will be required for all indoor, in-person children's programs. The events calendar will state the requirement in the description for programs to which this applies.
  • Food and drinks will be allowed
  • The café reopens
  • Book-an-Expert, notary, and all other one-on-one services resume
  • Wall-mounted manipulatives in the Kids Room will be available

Please note that masks are still required in the library, and for all in-person programming, until February 28. 

Until the youngest patrons of our community are eligible for vaccination, masks will be required for all participants (adults and children) of children’s programs. The Play Café and other play areas will remain closed until further notice. 

Library leadership carefully considered community transmission rates; decisions by Downers Grove organizations (e.g. Village of Downers Grove, School Dist. 58, School Dist. 99 ); and recommendations by the CDC, IDPH, and DCHD while making these decisions. 

We appreciate everyone's patience and commitment to keeping our community safe. 

February 14, 2022:

We are pleased to announce that the library's in-person programming and meeting/conference room reservations will return on Sunday, February 20. 

Other precautions, such as eating/drinking in the library, the café, media lab, and one-on-one services (Book-An-Expert and notary sessions) will remain suspended until further notice. The library is continuing to monitor and evaluate its precautions.

The library anticipates making an announcement about its mask requirement in the near future. Currently, the library continues to require masks for all patrons (ages 2+), regardless of vaccination status. If you are unable to wear a mask, please call 630-960-1200 for accommodation options. 

The health and safety of our patrons and staff are DGPL's top priority. We continue to make our decisions based on public health information and recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH), and the DuPage County Health Department (DCHD). To find reliable information about COVID-19, visit

Thank you for your patience.

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