Library Reservations

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Update: Walkins now accepted! 

The Library building is open and operates under a grabandgo service model that promotes social distancing and limits capacity to 60 visitors per hour. 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 usour reservation system. Masks are required for the duration of your stay. 

Make your reservation! 

Reservation details: 

  • Due to reservation system limitations, online reservations must be made up to 3 hours in advance. Please call (630) 279-8696 to make a reservation if you missed the 3 hour window. 
  • Reservations can be made up to one week in advance. Limit one visit per day. 
  • Be sure to include each person in your group if reserving an entry. 
  • Visits are limited to one hour and are for browsing the collection and checkouts. 
  • Children under the age of 7 must be accompanied by an adult or child over the age of 12. 

 

Things that are not available:

  • Cafe service 
  • Creative Studios. Coming Soon! 
  • Exchange of money (for fines, printouts, or copies). Please bring a credit card. 
  • Extended staysIf you need to stay longer than one hour, please consider coming in from 7-9 p.m., our least crowded time. 
  • In-person events (check elmlib.org/athome for more information programs) 
  • In-person Technology Help (get help online at elmlib.org/videochat) 
  • Meeting and Study Rooms (visit elmlib.org/videochat for information about virtual options) 
  • Newspapers (print) are available after 11 a.m. each day (visit elmlib.org/enewspapers for eNewspapers and elmlib.org/magazines for eMagazines) 

 

Interested in visiting the Makery?

Schedule your visit. Drop-in visits to the Makery are not possible at this time due to capacity limits. As an alternative, consider bringing the Makery home with you with our new Makery-inspired Library of Extraordinary Things collection!

 

For more information regarding changes at the Library, as well as access to remote collections and services, see the Library’s COVID-19 updates.