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.

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.

The library has suspended the ability to place holds at this time and is halting curbside pickup in an effort to keep the community safe. Please disregard any automated emails you receive regarding fines, renewals, and late returns. No fines are accruing while the library is closed.  Library book drops are now closed. All items that were due between Monday, March 16 and Thursday, April 30, are now due Friday, May 1. 

 

Programs Canceled

All library programs and events have been postponed or canceled until further notice.

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

Please hold on to your items that are checked out.

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?

Please hold on to your materials until the library reopens.

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 April 30 have been extended to May 1.

What’s happening with my holds?

When the library reopens, we will work your holds and inform you they are ready in the order they were put in. Currently, the library is not allowing holds in the system.

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?

At this time, the library is not visiting any locations including homes, senior residences, and schools.

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.