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Using the Library

Masks must be worn in the library.

Photographing Participants

The Library reserves the right to photograph program participants. Photos are for library use and may be used in library publicity materials. Patrons who do not wish to be photographed should notify library staff.

On January 11, 2021, the library building reopened to the public for browsing and study table/study room use, with social distancing practices in effect until further notice.

  • Masks must be worn by all patrons above age 2. If you do not have a mask and wish to enter, masks will be sold for $1 each.
  • Fines are waived indefinitely for all overdue items unless they are from another library. Fees for lost or damaged items will still be charged.
  • As of February 17, 2021, materials will be quarantined for 1 day after patrons return them. Please use the outside book returns or the red book return box in the lobby. Do not hand items to staff.
  • Patrons who do not wish to come all the way into the building to pick up materials may schedule an appointment to pick up items in the lobby. Please call 815.725.1715 to make your appointment. 
  • Library laptops are available for use with a drivers license, keys, or other item of value. They may be used for 90 minutes for essential business (checking email, online banking, applying for a job, or unemployment, etc.).
  • Library desktop computers are also available for essential business tasks (checking email, online banking, applying for a job, or unemployment, etc.).
  • Copying, printing, faxing and scanning, along with wireless printing, is available (please see separate page).
  • Notary service is available (no charge); however, please call to confirm a notary is on site past 5PM, 815.725.1715.
  • Passport processing is available Monday-Thursday, 10AM-6PM; Friday, 10AM-4PM; Saturday, 9AM-1PM. Please have all of your paperwork filled out (DO NOT SIGN) and bring your photo with you.