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Using the Library During COVID-19

Phase 5 Changes

In accordance with the CDC’s and IDPH’s updated masking recommendations, face masks will be required for all patrons while in the library beginning Friday, July 30.

  • Computers are available, but there is a two-hour time limit. 
  • Faxing, scanning, and copying are available.
  • Browsing the collection is allowed.

Study Rooms and Meeting Rooms

  • Study rooms are available for up to two hours.
  • Meeting rooms are available for groups. You can request a meeting room reservation by filling out our application and returning it to the Patron Services desk.

Library hours are:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday: 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Friday and Saturday: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Sunday: 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. (The library is closed on Sundays between Memorial Day weekend and Labor Day weekend.)

Available Services

  • Printing, copying, and faxing.
  • Computer use. Terminals are limited.
  • Library card registration and renewal.
  • Outdoor and indoor book drops are open to accept all returns.
  • Access to browse the collections.
  • Curbside pickup and home delivery will continue.
  • Most events and classes will continue to be virtual. Please check our program calendar for a complete list.
  • Notary and passport services are available. Please call to confirm the availability of a notary public or passport agent.
  • Our wifi is available throughout the parking lot and inside the building. The network name is Itasca Community Library, and there is no password. NOTE: It is an open network.
  • Wifi hotspots are available for checkout. The hotspot is portable so you can connect your device almost wherever you go. Place a hold on a hotspot here.

Safety Guidelines

  • Masks are required.
  • Practice social distancing by staying six feet apart.
  • If you are experiencing COVID-like symptoms, please stay home.

Curbside Pickup and Home Delivery

We’re happy to be able to provide you with library materials in a manner that is safe for both patrons and staff. The library will be open for these services on Monday-Thursday from 9:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m.; Friday & Saturday from 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.; and Sunday from 1:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. Hours are subject to change.

How It Works

Itasca Community Library cardholders will be able to place holds on items for pickup or delivery. Requests made after the library is closed will be processed the next business day. Curbside pickup is also available for all SWAN library cardholders.

FOR CURBSIDE PICKUP (Available for all SWAN library cardholders):

  • Call, email, or place holds online through the catalog.
  • If you call or email us, mention that you would like curbside pickup.
  • If you placed your hold online and receive a notification that it is ready, contact us by phone, email, or chat to let us know you’d like curbside pickup.
  • Park in a spot designated with a numbered sandwich board.
  • Call to tell staff your name and spot number.
  • Please open your trunk and staff will place your items in your trunk.

FOR HOME DELIVERY (Itasca cardholders only):

  • Call, email, or place holds online through the catalog.
  • Staff will notify you when your order is ready.
  • Staff will arrange a drop-off time at your home.


  • Please maintain proper social distance from staff.
  • Please return your items in the book drop.
  • Please wait until you receive notification that your items are ready before arriving for pickup.
Curbside & Delivery Overview


What if I want to do curbside pickup or home delivery? Please let a staff member know that you’d like curbside pickup or home delivery when you request your items.

How long can I keep items? Loan periods for all materials will be three weeks with two renewals. Checkout limits remain the same. The full list of loan periods can be found here.

How can I return items? All returns can be made through the indoor or outdoor book drops.

How can I access my account? Visit our catalog page and click “Log In” on the header. From there you can also reset your PIN.

Can I apply for a card online? Yes, you can now sign up for an online card that can be used for our digital collection. You can apply here.

How can I contact the library? You can call the library at 630-773-1699 or email at We are also available on chat Monday-Thursday from 9:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m., and Friday & Saturday from 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

What about book donations? We have started accepting donations again. Please see our donated materials policy for the guidelines.

Are study rooms and meeting rooms available? Yes, study rooms and meeting rooms are available. Study rooms have a two-hour time limit.

Are there places to sit and read or study? Yes, seating is currently available.

When will the library open more fully to patrons? We are monitoring guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH), and the state of Illinois. We have modeled our reopening plan after Governor Pritzker’s Restore Illinois plan. To see the library’s updated reopening plan, click here. This plan is subject to change.