We are excited to invite you into our building for Grab and Go library service starting Wednesday, October 14 at 12 pm. We have been working hard to ensure that we have everything we need to provide a safe environment for you and your family to enjoy the library. At this time, we offer several ways to use the library: in our building for Grab and Go, through curb it or from home.
To help keep our staff and patrons safe, we ask that you join us in taking precautionary measures when visiting the library so that we can all stay healthy!
- Please wear a mask that fully covers your nose and mouth at all times
- Limit your time in the library to 1 hour or less per day
- Maintain at least a 6-foot distance from others at all times
- Whenever possible, only one person from your household should visit at a time
- If you or anyone in your household is not feeling well, please do not visit the library
- Hand sanitizer and wipes will be available throughout the library and we encourage you to use them
- Use the self-check stations to check out your items
Certain areas and collections of the library will be unavailable for use, including meeting rooms, the Discovery room, all puppets and toys, children’s computers and iPads, the tech playground and most seating areas. Notary and test proctoring services are not available at this time.
Our hours have changed slightly in order to allow time for our staff to properly disinfect the building.
Monday–Thursday: 9 am–8 pm
Friday & Saturday: 9 am–5 pm
Sunday: 1 pm–5 pm
Visit this page for updates as we are able to expand our services. If you need special accommodations, please call 309-452-1757 to discuss the available options.
Browsing & Checking Out
If you would like to browse our shelves, we welcome you to do so! With our new Grab and Go service, we are encouraging you to limit your visit to one hour, and asking you to use our self-checkout stations to check out your items. Our staff will be available to assist you if needed.
To return your items, you can use our book drops located in our parking lot, throughout town or our drop inside the library. Due to our quarantine process, please allow 7 full days for returned items to come off of your library account. We no longer charge overdue fines, so do not worry if your item is in quarantine past its due date.
Curb It! Curbside Pickup
We continue to offer curbside pickup for holds and browser packs if you would prefer not to come inside the building. After you receive your pickup notice, come to one of our designated Curb It parking spots and we will bring your items to you!
Computer Appointments & WiFi Use
Have you been waiting to apply for a job online, print out a resume or copy some documents? We have a limited number of computers available, by appointment only. Reserve a computer here or call 309-452-1757. Appointments are limited to one hour a day. Printing, faxing and copying services are also available. Computers will be wiped down and disinfected between users.
Patrons may access the library's free wifi from their own device for 1 hour per day. No additional time will be permitted until further notice. We also offer mobile hotspots available for checkout. Search for 'mobile hotspot' in our catalog to place one on hold.
NPL at Home
While We Were Away
You will notice some exciting changes have happened while our building was closed. We have eliminated overdue and DVD fines, reorganized our DVDs so that you can more easily find what you are looking for and we have renovated our main floor restrooms to be single occupancy and fully accessible! We are looking forward to sharing all these changes with you when you visit us soon!