August 2020 – A letter to Elmhurst residents about building usage, reservation system, and school support from Mary Beth Harper, Library Director.
June 2020 – A letter to Elmhurst residents about reopening the Library building to the public on Monday, June 15 from Mary Beth Harper, Library Director.
May 2020 – A letter to Elmhurst residents regarding plans for a phased reopening from Mary Beth Harper, Library Director.
April 2020 – A letter to Elmhurst residents regarding the extension of the Library building’s closure and expanded virtual services from Mary Beth Harper, Library Director, and the Library’s Board of Trustees.
March 2020 – A letter to Elmhurst residents regarding the decision to close the Library and information about the drive-up window from Mary Beth Harper, Library Director, and the Library’s Board of Trustees.
The Library takes community health seriously. We are actively monitoring COVID-19 (coronavirus) news and taking into consideration the latest recommendations from public health experts.
We are happy to welcome back our patrons and provide direct access to the collections. Walk-ins are now accepted. However, to guarantee your entry you may continue to use our reservation system. Masks are required for the duration of your stay. Get more details.
Elmhurst residents can sign up for a temporary digital-only account. Physical cards will be made available after the Library reopens.
As a preventative measure, all in-person Library programs and Meeting Room reservations are canceled until further notice.
Reserve your 2nd Floor Study Room now!
Note: Kids’ Library Study Rooms are unavailable at this time.
Enjoy expanded access to digital materials. Check out the updated digital loan rules here.
Since social distancing is recommended, we’d like to remind the Elmhurst community that there are many Library services you can use from home with your Library card. Here are just a few:
Phone, chat and email now available:
Since the start of the pandemic, the Library has looked for ways to support the community. During the Spring 2020 PPE shortage, Makery staff used 3D printers to help supply local medical professionals at Elmhurst Hospital, Park Place, and Artis Senior Living with PPE items. We used the National Institute of Health approved 3D printed face shield design since it is compatible with our equipment.
If you are interested in Library-related news, please sign up for our weekly eNewsletter.
We recommend getting health updates from the following agencies:
We will continue to make announcements on this page as needed.
Thank you for your understanding and be well.
Updated October 22, 2020