Orland Park Public Library is temporarily closed to help limit the spread of coronavirus and ensure the health and safety of our patrons and staff.
All due dates on items due between March 16 and May 31 have been moved to June 1. This does not affect online items, like ebooks.

Your Library & the Coronavirus

COVID-19-Card

To complement the decisions being made in our community to minimize the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19), the library building is closed, but the library’s digital services are still available 24 hours a day online.

Book drops are now open as of Monday, May 11, and curbside pickup has begun again. All due dates have been pushed out to June 1 on items due back to the library between March 16 and May 1.

 

 

Programs Canceled

All in-person library programs and events have been postponed or canceled until further notice. However, the library is offering online programs, book discussions, storytime kits, and storytimes. Please check the library calendar for more details.

Latest News

Feeling Sick?

If you think you might be sick call your doctor, and read the steps outlined by the CDC .

Staying Connected During the Coronavirus Situation

Effective Monday, March 16, 2020, Comcast is offering two months free to new Internet Essentials customers in response to recent and anticipated emergency measures associated with COVID-19. Find out more about this here.

News From More Local Agencies

eBooks and Digital Items

Digital Items can still be checked out here with your library card number.

Book Drops

Book drops are now open as of Monday, May 11.

Stay Safe

  • Avoid contact with people who are sick.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Avoid touching your face, especially your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Cough and sneeze in the crook of your elbow, or a tissue, then throw that tissue in the trash and wash your hands for at least 20 seconds.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.

Your Library FAQ (frequently asked questions) 

Since the library building closed on Monday, March 16, the library has answered questions on these topics and more. Need to know something not answered here? Email AskOPPL@orlandparklibrary.org.

Should I return my materials now?

Book drops are open, and you can return your materials now. However, all due dates on items due between March 16 and May 31 have been moved to June 1, so you can also hold on to them until their due date if you wish.

Will I be fined if I do not return my books?

Not at this time. All due dates on items due between March 16 and May 31 have been extended to June 1.

What’s happening with my holds?

The ability to place holds has resumed. Please place holds as needed, and then call the library or visit the holds form here to arrange for curbside pickup of holds.

Can I get a library card online?

Yes, you can go to this link (https://catalog.orlandparklibrary.org/polaris/patronaccount/selfregister.aspx?ctx=3.1033.0.0.1) and pre-register for a library card. We will contact you about the next steps, so you can use the library’s online resources and ebooks while the library is closed.

Can I drop off book donations?

Not yet. Please keep your materials for now.

Can I make an inter-library loan request?

We will not be able to fill any inter-library loan requests while the library is closed. We will let you know if that changes.

Is the library making Outreach visits?

As of May 20, the library has resumed deliveries of materials to homebound patrons with new precautions. Contact Sarah Kleiva at 708-428-5114 to learn if you qualify for homebound deliveries.

Can I access online learning resources?

Yes. Most online resources available with your library card are available from home. The library will be sharing on social media additional resources that do not require a library card.

I don’t know what my PIN was, do you?

All library cards start with an original four digit PIN number. If you have not changed your PIN, then it is still the last four numbers of the phone number you gave the library when you registered for a library card.

Can I make a meeting room reservation?

At this time the library is not accepting meeting room reservations. Please check back later.