Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Library Building Open Only for Voting on Election Day November 3, 2020

 

The General Election will take place on Tuesday, November 3, 2020. In an effort to protect the health and safety of the public, the Elk Grove Village Library will be open from 6am to 7pm as a polling place only. The Library will be closed for all other public services.

This decision is in response to the General Assembly of the State of Illinois' amendment of the Illinois Administrative Procedure Act, which applies to the year 2020 only.

Still need your library? We're always open at www.egvpl.org.

Questions? Contact us at (847) 439-0447. 

 

Tuesday, September 1, 2020

Library Reopening Sundays + Covid Update


Reopening Sundays
Starts Sunday, September 13

The Elk Grove Village Library is pleased to announce that it will reopen on Sundays at 1-5pm starting on September 13!

Curbside Pickup hours on Sundays starting September 13 will be from 1:30pm to 4:30pm. 

Library Hours

Monday - Thursday
9am - 10pm

Friday
9am - 7pm 

Saturday
9am - 5pm

Sunday
1pm - 5pm
(Starts September 13)

Monday - Friday
9am - 10am
(Reserved for
vulnerable populations only)

Curbside Pickup Hours

Monday - Friday
12pm - 6pm 

Saturday 
10am - 3pm

Sunday 

1:30pm - 4:30pm
(Starts September 13)

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Covid Update
(Updated October 26, 2020)

In addition, based on recent research by Reopening Archives, Libraries, and Museums (REALM), we are decreasing our quarantine period from 7 days to 3 days for all returned items. This change is effective immediately. 

Note: Returned items will not be checked in until after this quarantine period and will remain listed on your library account during this time. As we are a fines-free library, you will not be charged any late fees. 

Thank you for your continued patience as we regularly review and update our procedures to ensure the safety of the community and Library staff.

Resources

RAILS Press Release
https://www.railslibraries.info/sites/default/files/RAILS%20communication%20extension%20of%20quarantine%20August%202020.pdf

Reopening Archives, Libraries, Museums (REALM) Overview
https://www.webjunction.org/explore-topics/COVID-19-research-project.html

REALM Project Test Results
https://www.webjunction.org/news/webjunction/test3-results.html

 

Safety Guidelines
(Updated October 26, 2020)

  • Everybody must wear a mask, practice social distancing, and follow directional signage while in the building.
  • Please limit your visit to no more than one hour so that all may use the library in a safe and socially distant manner.
  • Indoor and outdoor book drops are open to accept returns. Staff will be unable to take items directly from patrons.
  • All returned material will be quarantined for 3 days. 
  • If you are not feeling well, please stay home and utilize our virtual services.

Available Services
  • Browsing and checking out books
  • Getting help from our friendly and knowledgeable staff
  • Computers, on a limited basis
  • Copying, faxing, scanning, and printing
  • Curbside pickup
  • Library card registration and renewal
  • Virtual programs on our calendar and YouTube
  • Expanded WiFi in our south parking lot

Temporarily Unavailable
  • Seating
  • Toys
  • Newspapers
  • Book donations 
  • Study rooms, Media Room, Quiet Study Room, and Meeting Rooms 
  • VHS-to-DVD conversion machine

Wednesday, July 8, 2020

The Library Reopens July 13: What You Need to Know


The Elk Grove Village Library is excited to announce we will be reopening on Monday, July 13. We have missed you and are happy to welcome you back!


Please know, our priority is your safety and the safety of our staff. With this in mind, the library will temporarily look different.

Here is what you can expect:
 
Safety Guidelines
(Updated October 26, 2020)
  • Everybody must wear a mask, practice social distancing, and follow directional signage while in the building.
  • Please limit your visit to no more than one hour so that all may use the library in a safe and socially distant manner.
  • Indoor and outdoor book drops are open to accept returns. Staff will be unable to take items directly from patrons.
  • All returned material will be quarantined for 3 days. 
  • If you are not feeling well, please stay home and utilize our virtual services.
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Library Hours
 

Monday - Thursday
9am - 10pm 

Friday
9am - 7pm 

Saturday 
9am - 5pm 

Sunday 
1pm - 5pm

Monday - Friday
9am - 10am
Reserved for vulnerable populations only.


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Available Services
  • Browsing and checking out books
  • Getting help from our friendly and knowledgeable staff
  • Computers, on a limited basis
  • Copying, faxing, scanning, and printing
  • Curbside pickup
  • Library card registration and renewal
  • Virtual programs on our calendar and YouTube

Curbside Pickup Hours
 

Monday - Friday
12pm - 6pm 

Saturday 
10am - 3pm

Sunday 

1:30pm - 4:30pm

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Temporarily Unavailable
  • Seating
  • Toys
  • Newspapers
  • Book donations 
  • Study rooms, Media Room, Quiet Study Room, and Meeting Rooms 
  • VHS-to-DVD conversion machine
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We continue to monitor the situation in Illinois and will expand our services with your safety in mind. The Library is prepared to move back to earlier service stages if the health, safety, and well-being of our staff members and community members would require that action. To stay open, we need to stay safe.

Friday, June 5, 2020

New Curbside Pickup Service



Curbside Pickup is here!
(Updated August 27, 2020) 

The Elk Grove Village Public Library is happy to announce that you can now check out new books and other library materials, even though our physical building is closed to the public.

To maintain social distancing, the Library is providing contactless, curbside pickup of materials by appointment beginning Saturday, June 13.

Curbside Pickup is for Elk Grove Village Library cardholders only, and items are limited to the Elk Grove Village Library's collection.

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CURBSIDE  PICKUP  STEP-BY-STEP

1. REQUEST  ITEMS 

You can do this two ways: online through your library account or by phone. Whichever method you choose, there is a limit of 10 items per request, and Curbside Pickup is for Elk Grove Village Library cardholders only. 

Online
  • Visit the Library's website at www.egvpl.org
  • Log into My Account with your library card number and pin
  • Place holds on the items you'd like to borrow


By Phone
Call the Library at (847) 439-0447 between the following hours:

Monday - Thursday
12pm - 6pm
 

Saturday
10am - 3pm

Sunday
CLOSED


2. WAIT  FOR  NOTIFICATION

When your request is ready, you will be notified by phone, email, or text. Please do not come to the Library until you receive this notification..

3. COME  TO  THE  LIBRARY  TO  COLLECT  YOUR  ITEMS

  • Look for the signs at the curbside pickup area
  • Call the Library's Curbside Pickup Hotline at (224) 281-1157
  • Stay in your car while library staff place your bag on the outside bench
  • Allow staff to leave the curbside pickup area completely
  • Then, exit you car and retrieve the bag labeled with your name on it
Curbside Pickup Location

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CURBSIDE SERVICE HOURS

Monday - Thursday
12pm - 6pm

Saturday
10am - 3pm
 
Sunday
CLOSED
 
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Please note:
We are operating with limited staff. We will fill your holds as quickly as possible, but wait times may be longer than usual. Thank you for your patience.

Staff cannot accept in-person returns. Please place items in the outdoor book drop located near the Library's entrance.

We are not accepting book donations at this time.