WPLD Remains Closed

Governor Pritzker’s extension of the stay-at-home order means the Library will remain closed through at least May 30. Due dates for all materials have been extended to June 30, 2020. We are not accepting returns at this time.

You may be wondering why the library is not offering curbside or no-contact service. The borrow and return cycle for library materials is unlike the purchase and consume (or keep) cycle for restaurants and retail establishments. We are waiting for the results of a study commissioned by the Institute of Museum and Library Services to understand how this highly contagious virus behaves on library materials. This research will guide us in developing plans to reopen our book returns and resume checking out materials in a manner that is safe for you and our staff.

Here are a few links to access library content and services while our building is closed:

Get a library card

eBooks & eMedia

Online learning databases

If you would like a reading recommendation or help with a research or reference question, you can email a librarian Monday–Friday, 9:30 am–5 pm: adultservices@warrenville.com.



Library Board of Trustees Meeting

Library Board of Trustees Meeting (online) with Library LogoThe Library Board’s next regularly scheduled meeting is Wednesday, April 15, 2020 at 7 pm. The agenda and information packet are available online. This meeting will be conducted entirely via electronic means, not at the Library. The public is invited to listen to the meeting by calling 312-626-6799 or using the Zoom app to connect to the meeting. The Zoom Meeting ID is 156-466-873. The direct Zoom link is https://zoom.us/j/156466873. Instructions for submitting public comment are included on the agenda.

Get a WPLD library card

7/29/20: Updated with announcement to visit the Library to register for a card and Q&A for non-residents.

Effective July 27, 2020, you can once again visit the Member Services Desk at the Library during Grab & Go hours to register for a library card or renew your current library account. For more information regarding library cards and registration, visit: library cards.

WPLD residents can continue to apply for a temporary card online as described here:

If you reside in the Warrenville Public Library District boundaries, you can register for a temporary WPLD card online. You will have access to digital books, audiobooks, music, movies and magazines as well as online learning and research databases.

Here’s how it works:
Once you submit your application online, we will review it and activate an account for you. You will then receive an email with your temporary library card number and PIN and other instructions for its use, including how to fully activate your card.

This process applies to WPLD residents who…
– don’t have a library card
– aren’t sure if they have a library card
– know their card has expired
– lost their library card/don’t know their library card number or,
– are current WPLD members but are unable to login and access digital resources

Complete your online registration form now. This process might take a few days. You will be notified if for some reason we are not able to create a temporary card for you at this time.

Q. I do not live in Warrenville; can I get a library card and check out items at WPLD?

A. Yes! If you don’t live within WPLD boundaries but have a registered card at your home library in Illinois, you can register as a reciprocal cardholder and check out materials and reserve a public computer at WPLD. You must show a photo ID and your home library card to register for or renew your current library account. If you don’t have a WPLD account or your library card is expired, please visit or call our Member Services Desk at 630/393-1171 x100.



Library Closed Until Further Notice to Prevent COVID-19 Spread

UPDATE (June 17, 2020) — The Library building remains closed to the public. Library staff are working in the building to coordinate returns and curbside pickup. We are monitoring voice mail (630/393-1171) and email Monday through Saturday, 9:30 am-5 pm. Email adultservices@warrenville.com or youthservices@warrenville.com to request items, get reading recommendations and get assistance with research. Email memberservices@warrenville.com if you have questions about your library account. Email curbside@warrenville.com if you have questions about curbside pickup.

Learn about returning your library materials: wpld.info/returns

Learn about curbside pickup: wpld.info/curbside

ORIGINAL POST (March 16, 2020) — Warrenville Public Library is closed until further notice, effective Monday, March 16 at noon. Closing the library was a difficult decision, as we know many of you rely on the library for research, education, entertainment and technology. However, the library stands in support of all efforts to minimize the spread of COVID-19.

Watch a message from Library Director Sandy Whitmer.

Adjustments to our usual timelines regarding return of library materials are as follows:

As of Friday, April 24, due dates for ALL materials have been extended through June 30. You do not need to renew any materials through June 30.

All library book returns are closed; do not return any materials in the drive-up or walk-up book returns in the lower level parking lot.

No late fees will accrue during this closure.

WPLD cardholders can access downloadable, streaming or online resources at warrenville.com under the Reading and Research tabs or through these links:

eBooks | eAudiobooks | Movies | Music | Magazines | Online databases

When accessing these resources, have your library card number and PIN handy. Your PIN is your 4-digit birth month and day (mmdd).

Although the library building will be closed, some staff members may be onsite for limited hours. If you have questions, call our main number at 630/393-1171 and leave a message or visit the Contact Us page and email our management team.

Updates about when the library will reopen and timeline for return of materials will be posted here.

At this time, we also plan to post updates and provide information about accessing online library resources on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Please visit one of these sites for more information about Coronavirus (COVID-19):

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Illinois Department of Public Health
DuPage County Health Department

If you have general questions, please call the Illinois COVID-19 hotline via phone at 1-800-889-3931 or send an email to DPH.SICK@ILLINOIS.GOV.