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Lake Bluff Public Library Reopening

Reopening Stage 2 begins Monday, July 20, 2020. The Library is delighted to be opening our doors once again, and we are profoundly grateful for the patience of the community during these challenging times. Library staff have worked hard throughout the closure of our building to continue providing services and collections virtually. Not all services will be immediately available; they will be expanded over time. We will continue to offer virtual programming and curbside pickup in order to maximize the access to the Library within the limits of social distancing.

The Library building will be open Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays 2 pm - 6 pm.

Curbside Pickup appointments are available Tuesdays and Thursdays 2 pm - 6 pm and Saturdays 1 pm - 5 pm.

What will be different?

  • Masks are required to enter the building. We will have disposable masks available at the door if you need one. If you require accommodations, please call the Library at 847-234-2540 or email the reference desk.

  • Building capacity is limited. We are limiting the number of patrons allowed in the building at one time. If we are at capacity, you will need to wait until someone leaves in order to enter the Library. Onsite staffing will also be limited and most staff will be working remotely.

  • If you take an item from the shelf and decide not to borrow it, do not re-shelve it. Carts or bins will be made available to collect these materials so that they can be disinfected.

  • Children under the age of 11 must be accompanied by an adult. Our Unattended Child Policy will now apply to children under the age of 11.

  • Social distancing markers and directional arrows have been added, along with Plexiglass barriers at all public service points. Please observe all signage—it helps keep everyone safe.

  • Credit card payments only. We are temporarily going cash/check free for fines and fees. Credit or debit card payments will be accepted at the front desk beginning July 20.

  • Seating is reduced. All cloth covered seating has been stored and seating is very limited.

  • Stay home if you are sick. Help keep others healthy: stay home when you are sick. Remember, we also have a ton of digital resources that can be accessed from home—you won’t even have to get out of your pajamas!

  • Please be considerate of the length of your visit. It makes us sad to say this, but we are encouraging patrons to keep their visits brief and to not linger so that we can ensure that we are not exceeding capacity.

Please click here for more information about Stage 2.