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Our reopening plan: Phase 4 (beginning March 8, 2021)

This page was last updated on 3/2/21. Please check back for more updates!

Because our renovation is nearing completion and Illinois has returned to Phase 4, we are resuming our normal business hours with reduced services.

Open hours

Monday-Thursday, 9am-9pm
Friday and Saturday, 9am-5pm
Closed Sundays

Visiting the library

Welcome back to the library! Stop in and see the renovation, browse the collection, check out materials and pick up holds. A limited number of tables and chairs are available for your use if you would like to connect to our wifi, study or read. We ask that patrons limit the length of their visit to two hours.

Most of our in-house services are now available including:

  • Faxing, copying, printing and scanning
  • Computers by appointment (1 hour per day)
  • Study rooms by appointment (2 hours per day) available starting March 22; CRPL cardholders may book up to one week in advance. Check back for more info.

Safety measures

Do not enter the building if you are experiencing any of the symptoms of COVID-19.
If you have questions about symptoms, please visit this page on the CDC website for a complete list. 

Wear a mask in the building.
Everyone, including children ages 2 years and up, must wear a mask while in the building. To be considered effective, masks must fit well and cover both the nose and mouth. Masks must be worn throughout the building including in the restrooms, while talking to staff and while using the computers. 

Do not eat or drink in the library. 
Because you cannot eat or drink while wearing a mask, all food and beverages, including water, are not allowed at this time. 

Maintain physical distance (approximately 6 feet) from others when in the building. 
This includes when interacting with staff at public service desks and when waiting for a turn to use the printer or scanner.

We reserve the right to further limit your time in the building if necessary to maintain safe numbers.

Curbside pickup

Curbside pickup of items you have placed on hold and are ready for checkout is still available. Please call the library when you have arrived to let us know you would like your items brought out to you.

Computer appointments

You can reserve a computer for up to 60 minutes (no library card required). Call 708-423-7753 during our open hours to schedule an appointment.

Study room appointments

We are reopening our study rooms for reservations of up to 2 hours per day. Chicago Ridge cardholders may make an appointment up to one week in advance. If you don’t have a Chicago Ridge library card, you may call to make a same-day appointment when available.

Online resources

Access eBooks, movies, and more with your library card. Access our digital resources and databases 24/7.

Virtual programs

We are still offering programs for all ages. Visit our events page to find programs you can attend from home.