COVID-19 Response

We Are Open!!!

Walk-Through Reopening

In conjunction with Central Illinois moving to Phase 4 of COVID-19 reopening, the Library will begin a Walk-Through Reopening on July 8th.

  • We are excited to have our doors open again!
  • Special Limited Hours: We will have a dedicated hour of 9 to 10 am. Monday-Friday for patrons who are considered at-risk of coronavirus complications (seniors and those with underlying health problems).  The library will be closed from 10am to 12pm daily.
  • General Public Hours: 12:00 pm – 7:00 pm weekdays, and 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm Sat/Sun
  • Curbside Hours: 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm weekdays, and 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm Saturday/Sunday
  • All staff and patrons (over the age of 2) are required to enter the building wearing masks covering nose and mouth if medically able. Patrons unable to follow that requirement will be given a Request for Accommodation form containing information on curbside pick up.
  • Hand sanitizing stations will be set up for patron use when entering and exiting the building.
  • Patrons may enter the building to pick up holds, select materials, use the computers on a limited basis by appointment, copy, fax, and request notary services. We ask that patrons enter the building, find what they need, with limited time, as we are restricted to the number of people we are allowed to have in the building. Please limit the items you bring in to essentials.  No Food or Drink will be allowed in the building.
  • On July 1st, patrons will be able to place requests for interlibrary loan materials. Patrons will also begin receiving text & email notifications from the SHARE system. To utilize the curbside service, you must call ahead and schedule a pickup time.
  • All book drop locations are open.
  • We continue to offer virtual programming at this time.
  • The meeting room and study rooms remain unavailable.
  • We are unable to accept donations.


All programming, outreach, and meeting room bookings have been canceled as well. We will continue to monitor this situation and will reassess as new information becomes available. Please visit our News page and like our Facebook page for more information and updates.


Clean Your Hands Often

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
  • If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.

Avoid Close Contact

Stay Home If You Are Sick

  • Stay home if you are sick, except to get medical care. Learn what to do if you are sick.

Cover Coughs and Sneezes

  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow.
  • Throw used tissues in the trash.
  • Immediately wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available, clean your hands with a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.

Wear A Facemask If You Are Sick

  • If you are sick: You should wear a facemask when you are around other people (e.g., sharing a room or vehicle) and before you enter a healthcare provider’s office. If you are not able to wear a facemask (for example, because it causes trouble breathing), then you should do your best to cover your coughs and sneezes, and people who are caring for you should wear a facemask if they enter your room. Learn what to do if you are sick.
  • If you are NOT sick: You do not need to wear a facemask unless you are caring for someone who is sick (and they are not able to wear a facemask). Facemasks may be in short supply and they should be saved for caregivers.

Clean and Disinfect

  • Clean AND disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily. This includes tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets, and sinks.
  • If surfaces are dirty, clean them: Use detergent or soap and water prior to disinfection.