Your Library & the Coronavirus
As of Monday, Feb. 8 at 9 a.m. the library is in Phase Four of the library’s COVID-19 reopening plan. This means that patrons can stay longer than two hours. Orland Park cardholders may use study rooms for two hours at a time, but only one patron can be in each study room at a time. Orland Park cardholders may use the computers for two hours at a time. Non-residents will return to the existing policy of a one-hour limit with a cost of $3.
Please make sure to have a face covering or mask that fits well with you and all the members of your family the next time you visit the library. The library will be issuing fewer reminders to patrons to wear masks before asking patrons to leave the library for the day.
Grab n’ Go, formerly known as Curbside Pickup, will continue. Patrons from other libraries who have registered their home library card at OPPL are welcome to use Grab n’ Go service. Book drops are open, and items are being quarantined for 24 hours. All return dates will be backdated one day and fines that accrued during the quarantine period will be removed. Patrons with items checked out with a due date of June 1 or before will accrue no fines when materials are returned. If you need help with accessing any charge, please call the library at 708-428-5100.
Please note that materials will still show on your account during the one day quarantine. No late fees will accrue during this time. Hold requests will take longer to fill. We apologize for this inconvenience.
Overdue notices do go out after 3 and 6 days of a material being overdue. We know these can be alarming, but we will backdate all returned material one day. So, if you return your materials on time, you will not be charged a late fee.
Library hours have returned to normal and are Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Grab n’ Go, formerly known as Curbside Pickup, is available between 9 a.m. and 8:30 p.m. Monday through Friday; 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Saturdays; 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Sundays. Please submit this form to tell library staff you would like to use Grab n’ Go service.
If you think you might be sick call your doctor, and read the steps outlined by the CDC .
News From More Local Agencies
- Orland School District 135 Coronavirus page
- Consolidated High School District 230 Coronavirus page
- Kirby School District 140 Coronavirus update
- Orland Township Food Pantry information
- PLOWS Council on Aging preparedness for seniors page
- Cook County Department of Public Health Coronavirus updates
eBooks and Digital Items
Digital Items can still be checked out here with your library card number.
- eBooks and Audiobooks
- Digital Magazines and Audiobooks
- Digital Movies, Music, Comics, eBooks, and Audiobooks
Book drops are now open.
- 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.