Library Visits

Visiting the Library 

Masks are required inside the Library per CDC, State of Illinois, and City of Elmhurst guidelines.
We appreciate your help in keeping our community as safe as possible.

Returning Materials 

The Library’s outside book drops and self-service return slots in the Lobby are now open!

Interested in using a small Study Room? 

Reserve your 2nd Floor Study Room. There are rooms that accommodate 1-8 people. 

Kids’ Library Study Rooms on the first floor are also open. Please call (630) 279-8696 or stop by the Kids’ Help Desk to reserve a room.

Interested in reserving a Meeting Room? 

Reservations can be made up to three months in advance. Rooms accommodate up to 45 people. Visit our Meeting Rooms page for details.

Virtual Meeting Rooms are also available. Visit for information and to make a reservation.

Interested in visiting the Makery?

Schedule an appointment. Call (630) 279-8696 and ask for the Makery or email to set up a time to visit. 

As an alternative, consider bringing the Makery home with you with our Makery-inspired Library of Extraordinary Things collection! 

Starting Sunday, Sept. 19, weekly Makery hours will fluctuate. Please check for schedule updates.

Interested in the Creative Studios?

Creative Studio A is open. Drop-ins welcome. Call, text, email, or chat us with any questions or to make a reservation.

Please note the following services are currently limited or unavailable: 

  • The Lexicon Cafe is open Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Closed Saturday and Sunday.
  • Some in-person programming is scheduled for the Fall, as well as hybrid programming. In response to positive feedback, we are continuing virtual options, too. Check our events calendar to find out whether a program is In-person, Virtual, or Hybrid. Register at for the format of your choice.

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


Updated Sept. 7, 2021