The library will be closed Thursday, November 26, Thanksgiving Day.

Your Library & the Coronavirus

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Due to the positivity rate increase in Cook and Will Counties, the library will be limiting the use of tables, computers, and study rooms. Starting Wednesday, Nov. 11, the library will limit computer usage to one (1) hour per day, and time in the library will be limited to two (2) hours per day. Study rooms will no longer be available. We appreciate your patience in this unusual time.

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 three days. All return dates will be backdated three days 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 3 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 3 days. 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.



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