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Library Update: Book Drops Open

To help reduce the spread of COVID-19 while continuing to serve our community, the Woodridge Public Library is planning a reintroduction of services--opening book returns and curbside pickup--which will follow orders and recommendations from the State of Illinois, the IDPH and the CDC. Putting the health, safety, and well-being of our community, our patrons, and our library staff first, we plan to reintroduce services following a carefully planned and research-informed approach.

We are beginning to reintroduce services with outdoor book returns now open. You may return materials at your convenience; currently checked out materials will remain fine free until July. Returned materials will be placed in an extended quarantine before check-in, with minimal handling by staff and no access to the public until they are deemed safe for circulation. Our research-informed approach to the book return process will follow the latest recommendations from experts in the field of materials handling, best practices for public libraries and guidance from the CDC and IDPH.

A new service, Curbside Pickup, begins June 1. Woodridge Public Library cardholders can request materials and staff will fill their request through a "contactless delivery" process. Learn the details.

Because recommendations and best practices are ever-evolving, you may see our plans evolve, with the latest updates available on the library website and through our social media (Facebook and Twitter). Following the state’s extended stay-at-home order, the library building will remain closed to the public until further notice. Throughout the reintroduction of services, staff will continue to be available to answer questions and help at askus@woodridgelibrary.org.

Updated 5/28/2020