Library Visits

Visiting the Library 

Per the CDC, please wear a mask at the Library if you have not been vaccinated against COVID-19. Thank you for your cooperation!

Parking Lot Resurfacing

Starting the week of July 5, weather permitting, the west side parking lot entrance (Prospect Ave. side) and the circle drive are closed for resurfacing.  Please use the Cottage Hill entrance.

The Library parking lot will remain open throughout this phase of resurfacing.

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 2, 3 and 4 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 elmlib.org/videochat 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 makery@elmlib.org to set up a time to visit. Drop-ins 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 Makery-inspired Library of Extraordinary Things collection! 

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: 

  • Cafe service. The Lexicon Cafe is tentatively scheduled to reopen in July. 
  • In-person events (check elmlib.org/athome for more information programs). Some outdoor programs are planned for the summer.

 

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 June 14, 2021