Update: Visits are limited to 30 minutes.
Visiting the Library
The Library building is open and operates under a grab–and–go service model that limits visits to 30 minutes. Patrons have direct access to the collection and may come in to get materials. Masks are required for the duration of your stay and must cover both mouth and nose. Social distancing protocols and capacity limits are also in place.
- Returns are only accepted at the east entrance of the Library (parking lot side).
- Items are quarantined for 3 days and stay on patron records while in quarantine.
- Drive-up book drops are closed.
Interested in using a small Study Room? Closed until further notice
Reserve your 2nd Floor Study Room. Accommodates 2-3 people.
Note: Kids’ Library Study Rooms are unavailable at this time.
Interested in visiting the Makery? Closed until further notice
Schedule an appointment. Call (630) 279-8696 and ask for the Makery or email email@example.com 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 new Makery-inspired Library of Extraordinary Things collection!
Interested in the Creative Studios? Closed until further notice
Arrange a studio visit. Call, text, email, or chat us to prearrange studio time.
Please note the following services are currently unavailable:
- Cafe service
- Exchange of money (for fines, printouts, or copies). Please bring a credit card.
- Extended stays.
- In-person events (check elmlib.org/athome for more information programs)
- In-person Technology Help (get help online at elmlib.org/videochat)
- Meeting Rooms (visit elmlib.org/videochat for information about virtual options)
- Newspapers (print) are available two hours after the Library opens, due to processing. Online options are available at elmlib.org/enewspapers and elmlib.org/magazines.
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 Nov. 16, 2020