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Masks are strongly recommended for unvaccinated patrons. For everyone’s continued safety, masks are encouraged. 

Masks are required for everyone (adults, children ages 2+, and staff) in the Kids Room until our youngest patrons are eligible for vaccination. 


Available Services Upon Reopening

  • Browsing for books, movies, audiobooks/playaways, CDs, magazines, puzzles, and kids room resource kits
  • Open computer usage 
  • Copiers and Scanners
  • Curbside Pickup* and in-library hold pickup
  • Reference and readers advisory (also available via online chat and telephone)
  • Wireless printing and Curbside Pickup printing
  • Virtual Programming
  • Wifi access (available in the parking lot, too!)
  • The Cupboard
  • Online Book-An-Expert assistance 
  • Limited furniture and seating
  • Newspapers
  • Study room reservations (same-day)
  • Outdoor in-person programming
  • Water fountains and water bottle refill stations

*Curbside Pickup service will end on July 5, 2021. Patrons may call 630-960-1200 for an accommodation.

Unavailable Services
(as of June 11, 2021)

  • Children's play areas
  • Meeting room reservations
  • In-door, in-person programming
  • The Café
  • Video gaming
  • Notary services
  • Media Lab, Training Room, and Quiet Study Room use

Updates and more information

June 17, 2021

On July 5, Curbside Pickup service will be discontinued due to the high levels of staffing it requires. To increase accessibility, the library will be installing Holds Lockers outside near the Curtiss St. entrance, to the right of the book return. Patrons that require an accommodation may call 630-960-1200. The closure of Curbside Pickup will allow the library to reopen the café to the public. 

The library will also return to its regular, pre-pandemic hours on July 5:

Monday - Friday: 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sunday: 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.

June 11, 2021

As the state of Illinois enters Phase 5 in its reopening plan, DGPL is excited to announce that it has entered the next phase in the library’s reopening plan: Bridge To Our New Normal. This phase will reintroduce more services and pre-pandemic policies. 

The library will continue to have some restrictions in place to help protect our community members that have yet to be vaccinated, those that are unable to be vaccinated, and our youngest patrons that are still not eligible for vaccination. We appreciate everyone’s patience and understanding as the library continues to reopen. 

Below are the updates that will take effect June 11:

Masks

  • Masks are strongly recommended for unvaccinated patrons. For everyone’s continued safety, masks are encouraged. 
  • Masks are required for everyone (adults, children ages 2+, and staff) in the Kids Room until our youngest patrons are eligible for vaccination. 

Services

  • All regular customer service practices will resume.
  • Water fountains and water bottle stations will be available.
  • Study rooms will continue to use the current same-day reservation method.
  • Computer usage will no longer require reservations. 
  • Printing credits will be reduced to $3 per day as the library transitions to the pre-pandemic credit limit.
  • Eating/drinking will be allowed in the library (outside of the Kids Room and public computer area).
  • Three socially distanced computer stations will be made available in the Kids Room.
  • Toys/playthings in the Kids Room will still be unavailable.
  • Cleaning procedures will return to pre-pandemic level and schedule.
  • Furniture will be reintroduced.

The final elements of our services will be reintroduced as time goes on and some of the physical spaces will be made available with the reintroduction of furniture. We anticipate notary services to be reintroduced in early July. Due to the advanced planning that programming requires, indoor in-person programs are anticipated for reintroduction in late summer or early fall.


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