New Lenox Library's Response to COVID-19

Curbside only starting Saturday, November 28

Starting Saturday, November 28, 2020, the library will transition to curbside only services. Conditions will be reassessed two weeks later on Friday, December 11, 2020.

This decision was not made lightly; decreasing services is the polar opposite of what our library strives for. That being said, the motivation to move to curbside only services was based upon safety. It is a preventative measure to keep our community and staff safe as the number of COVID-19 cases rise in our area and due to the historical increase of cases after a holiday occurs.

The only area of the library open will be the lobby, where your hold items will be located. You will be able to park and enter the library from either the Commons or east entrance to retrieve your items. Masks are still required in order to pick up your items.

More about Curbside Pickup

FAQ on using the Library during COVID-19

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At the library

  • Curbside Pickup is in effect from Saturday, November 28, and will be reassessed on Friday, December 11.
  • New library cards should be requested online.
  • If your card is scheduled to expire soon, renew it by calling Circulation at 815-485-2605.
  • Returned materials will be quarantined for 5 days prior to check in.
  • Homebound Delivery is still available.
  • The Digital Media Lab is offering digitization services.
  • When the library is closed, WiFi access is still available from the parking lot. Connect to NLPL-Public (no password required). Our WiFi was expanded to reach outside of the building this year and should be accessible in the large parking lot as well as close to the building.

What you can do from home

As always, the New Lenox Public Library offers a wide variety of resources even if you cannot make it to our library. Please note that your default PIN number is the last 4 digits of your library card, but can be changed. If you have trouble with your PIN, please call the library.

Stay informed

The Library is taking a number of precautionary measures to protect our patrons, volunteers and staff. As we continue to monitor the situation, we will be taking a phased response based on our evaluation of developing data about the current pandemic. We are working with local partners and referencing peer institutions to make the best decisions in support of our patrons, volunteers and staff. Please keep checking the New Lenox Public Library website and our social media for regular updates about Library services.