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Thursday, March 12, 2020

Public Health Updates from Your Library (updated June 13)

In the interest of public health, the Elk Grove Village Public Library is taking the following precautions to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, also known as Coronavirus. These changes are not due to any known exposure at our Library.

Check back here or visit our social media outlets for more information and updates as we continue to monitor the situation

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Current Updates
Updated June 13, 2020

  • The Library building is closed until further notice.
  • Curbside Pickup is now available to Elk Grove Library cardholders.
  • Physical programs are cancelled until further notice.
  • Virtual programming is available through Zoom, YouTube channel, and calendar.
  • The outdoor book drop is now OPEN.
  • Due dates have been extended until Tuesday, June 30.
  • The Library is now fines free! Overdue fines will no longer be charged.
  • Deliveries to senior centers have been suspended until further notice.
  • The Library will undergo a deep cleaning in addition to an increased cleaning regiment.
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More information about Coronavirus

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eLibrary Services

Still need your Library?
We're always open online!

While our brick-and-mortar building is closed until further notice, we're always open on our website at www.egvpl.org. Check out all the things you can do from home!

Download and Stream

Manage Your Library Account
Research or Learn Online

Don't have a library card?
Request a temporary card!

We're offering temporary library cards to Elk Grove Village residents who don't have a library card or whose library card has expired.

Email us at letsgetdigital@egvpl.org with your name and address to request a temporary library card. You will receive a temporary library card number within 24 hours, and it will be active until the Library reopens.

After that time, you can come in to the Library to request a permanent card.

Don't have internet at home?
Connect to the Library's free WiFi!

Need to connect to the internet, but don't have WiFi at home? The Library has expanded its WiFi connection to reach out into the first two rows of its south parking lot, closest to the building. It is available 24/7 for free while we are closed. See the map below for the service area.

How to Connect
  • Open your device's WiFi settings.
  • Look for "egvpl-hotspot" in the list of networks available.
  • Click or tap on "egvpl-hotspot" to connect.
  • You will be connected automatically. No password is needed.
The Library's free WiFi service area
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  1. Replies
    1. Hello, Karen! We are planning on reopening library services one step at a time beginning today (June 1) with our outdoor book drop. We also plan on rolling out a curbside pickup service within the next couple of weeks. We'll know more information about this later this week. Thank you for your patience!

  2. Will the Shredding Event originally to be help today, May 9, be rescheduled?

  3. Will you please reopen the library? This is ridiculous. It's easy to social distance in a building as large as yours.