Updated 7/28/20 with reciprocal borrower Q&A at end.
It’s time to come back to the Library! Things will look and feel a little different as we welcome back our community. Please review this information carefully so you know what to expect when you visit us. Before you visit, be sure your library card is in good standing by visiting My Account, emailing Member Services or calling 630/393-1171 x100.
As of July 27, our building will open to the public with limited hours for Grab & Go service.
|Vulnerable Population||All Visitors|
|Monday||10 am–11 am||11 am–2 pm|
|Tuesday||2 pm–3 pm||3 pm–6 pm|
|Wednesday||10 am–11 am||11 am–2 pm|
|Thursday||2 pm–3 pm||3 pm–6 pm|
|Friday||10 am–11 am||11 am–2 pm|
|Saturday||10 am–11 am||11 am–2 pm|
New requirements for in-library visits:
- Do not enter if you are experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms or are sick
- Wear a face covering at all times
- Maintain social distancing (stand 6’+ apart)
- Enter the building only at Stafford Place entrance (the lower level entrance will continue to be used for Curbside Service pick up and returns)
- Limit visits to one hour per day (including computer use)
- Use hand sanitizer frequently
- Use self-checkout stations
- Make reservation for computer use (details below)
- Capacity limits for visitors and staff
- No food or drink allowed
- Restrooms for library users only
- Browsing and check out: books, audiobooks, DVDs, CDs and magazines
- Member Services Desk:
- Library card registration, renewal and replacement
- Check out mobile devices
- Account payments accepted—prefer credit/debit card or check
- Earbuds and flash drives available for sale
- Reference and readers advisory at Youth and Adult Services Desks
- Computer use—reservation required (details below)
- Fax machine, scanner and copier (details below)
- Wireless printing
- Catalog computers in 3 locations to search for and place holds on library materials
- Self-checkout stations in 2 locations
- Read & Return paperbacks (now located in Adult Services near magazines)
- Return items in building
- Curbside Service for pick up and returns will continue while demand lasts
Unavailable Services and Features
- Discovery Room
- iPads in Youth Services
- Teen Lounge
- Study Rooms
- Meeting Room
- Quiet Room
- In-person events
- In-person Book a Librarian assistance (Email email@example.com or call 630/393-1171 x121 to discuss remote help options.)
- Water fountains and water bottle refill stations
- Vending machines
- VHS conversion to DVD conversion
- In-library laptops
- Interlibrary Loans
- Furniture and seating
- Museum Adventure Passes
- Science kits
- Discovery packs
- Board books
- Some mobile devices (green screen, photo lights, photo tent/light box, laptops)
Computer Use and Fax/Scan/Copy
WPLD cardholders may place a reservation by calling 630/393-1171 x121. Drop-in sessions, if available, may be requested at the Youth and Adult Services Desks.
Computer use is limited to one 45-minute session per day. No extensions. Computer use counts toward an individual’s daily hour-long visit.
Printing and copying costs $0.10 per page for black and white and $0.25 per page for color. We are unable to make change; please bring change and small bills suitable to the cost of your print/copy job.
The fax/scan/copy station is available on a first come, first served, drop-in basis.
What is the Library doing to keep visitors and staff safe?
The health and safety of our visitors and staff are of the utmost importance. The Library is following guidelines and best practices from the Centers for Disease Control, Illinois Department of Public Health and DuPage County Health Department.
- Limited staff are working in the building at the same time.
- Staff report to work only if they are healthy.
- PPE and training on proper distancing and material handling has been provided to all staff.
- Facial coverings are required for staff and visitors.
- Plexiglass barriers have been installed at service desks and public use computers.
- Hand sanitizer has been placed in several locations with reminders to use frequently.
- The keyboards and mice on public use computers will be removed and replaced after each use; these items will be cleaned for later use.
- Workspaces are regularly cleaned.
- High touch areas will be cleaned more frequently.
- Furniture and seating have been removed.
- All returned items are quarantined for at least 3 days before they are checked in.
- All books, DVDs, CDs, audiobooks and magazines that visitors take from shelves but decide not to check out will be quarantined for 3 days.
What if I can’t wear a mask?
According to a recently adopted Library Use Policy, all visitors, except children under 2 years old, who enter the building must wear a face covering, including during vulnerable population hours. WPLD members who are unable to wear a mask are encouraged to use our Curbside Service option to pick up materials.
Will the Library still offer Curbside Service once you reopen?
How can I return my books and other materials? Are the book drops open?
Our permanent book drops near our lower level entrance remain closed. You can return materials inside the building during Grab & Go hours or outside in our Returns bin during curbside service hours.
How can I use the Library if I don’t feel comfortable coming in yet?
- Get eBooks, magazines, movies, music and audiobooks digitally at our eMedia page—all you need is your WPLD library card and PIN.
- Online databases are filled with professional development and learning tools to help you work from home, find a new hobby or hone a new skill. To locate these databases, click on the Reference tab at warrenville.com.
- Email a librarian! If you have a reference question, need help using our eMedia collection or want a book recommendation, email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. You can also call us at 630/393-1171 x121.
- Fill out a Discover Your Next Read form to get a list of personalized book recommendations.
- Virtual events, either prerecorded or live via Zoom, are available to the public. For details, view our Events Calendar and Programs on Demand.
- Sign up for eNews to learn about the latest virtual services and events.
How can I connect with you?
- Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com and a staff member will respond as soon as possible.
- Call us at 630/393-1171 x121 during Grab & Go hours or leave a voicemail after hours and a staff member will respond as soon as possible.
- Look for us when you visit. Staff will be wearing yellow safety vests so they are easy to find when you need assistance.
I do not live in Warrenville but have a reciprocal account at WPLD. Can I participate in Grab & Go service at WPLD?
- Yes! If you don’t live within Warrenville Public Library District but have a registered card at your home library, you can use that card to check out materials and utilize our public computers. If you don’t have a reciprocal account or your library card is expired, please visit or call our Member Services Desk at 630/393-1171 x100. You must show a photo ID and your home library card.