Return Your Library Materials

8/6/20: Updated with Q&A regarding why book drop in parking lot is not open.

7/27/20: Updated with returns accepted inside the library during Grab & Go hours.

7/10/20: Updated with return science kits and mobile devices to bin under curbside pickup table.

7/2/20: Updated with change from materials being quarantined for 7 days to 3 days.

6/9/20: Updated with photo and “Es hora de regresar sus artículos,” debajo.

It’s time to check your house for library books, DVDs, CDs, magazines, puzzles, discovery packs, science kits and mobile menu items. We want them back!

Beginning Monday, June 8, we will be accepting library materials that were checked out before the closure.

Return items only on these specified days and times:

Over 9,000 items were checked out from our library in February and March. In order to handle this volume of materials in accordance with prevailing safety standards, we have established the following process:

  • Return items only during days and times noted above.
  • Return items only to the specially-designated bin near the lower level entrance.  During inclement weather, return containers may be located just inside the lower level doors. Beginning July 27 during Grab & Go hours, you can also return items inside the library to the large bin located near the existing return slots between the self-checkout station and the vending café.
  • Return science kits and mobile devices to the bin under our curbside pickup table at the lower level entrance.
  • Wear a face covering for your safety and ours.
  • Maintain a social distance of 6 feet as you approach the bin.
  • If you drive to the library, it is okay to pull up to the curb where the return bin is located. Only one person should exit the vehicle to return items. Please observe the one-way direction of the parking lot and be aware of pedestrians.
  • Our usual outdoor book returns remain closed. Please do not leave materials anywhere on our property other than in the designated bin during specified return times. You may be responsible for the value of the items should any damage or loss occur.
  • To ensure the safe handling of all materials, returned items will be placed in quarantine for 3 days and will remain on your library account until they are checked in. No fines or fees will accrue on your account.

If you have any questions, please call Member Services at 630/393-1171 x100.

Q. Why isn’t the drive-up book drop in your parking lot open for returns?

A. We are focusing our efforts right now on the safe implementation of Grab & Go and Curbside services. We are using all the collection bins we currently own to quarantine items for 3 days after their return to the library and also to quarantine items that are discarded in the library by visitors. Putting our drive-up book drop back in service would require a significant investment to purchase additional bins. Rest assured, we are reviewing options at this point for a safe way to restore this service.

Are you looking for information about curbside pickup?

Es hora de regresar sus artículos

Es hora de revisar su hogar en busca de libros de la biblioteca, DVD, CD, revistas, rompecabezas, kits de descubrimiento, kits de ciencia y artículos móviles. ¡Nos gustaría tenerlos de vuelta!
A partir del lunes 8 de junio, aceptaremos artículos de la biblioteca que fueron retirados bajo préstamo antes del cierre.

Devuelva los artículos solo en los siguientes días y horarios específicos:

Lunes 10 am – 2 pm
Martes 2 pm – 6 pm
Miércoles 10 am – 2 pm
Jueves 2 pm – 6 pm
Viernes 10 am – 2 pm
Sábado 10 am – 2 pm

Más de 9,000 artículos fueron prestados por nuestra biblioteca durante febrero y marzo. Para administrar la devolución de este volumen de artículos de acuerdo con las normas de seguridad vigentes, hemos establecido el siguiente proceso:

• Devuelva los artículos sólo durante los días y horarios indicados anteriormente.
• Devuelva los artículos solo al contenedor especialmente designado cerca de la entrada del nivel bajo. Durante las inclemencias del tiempo, los contenedores de retorno pueden ubicarse justo dentro de las puertas de nivel inferior.
• Porte una máscara facial para su seguridad y la nuestra.
• Mantenga una distancia social de 6 pies cuando se acerque al contenedor.
• Si conduce a la biblioteca, puede detenerse enfrente de la acera donde se encuentra el contenedor de retorno. Solo una persona debe salir del vehículo para devolver los artículos. Observe la dirección unidireccional del estacionamiento y esté atento a los peatones.
• Los buzones de retorno de libros al aire libre habituales permanecen cerrados. No deje artículos en ningún lugar de nuestra propiedad que no sea en el contenedor designado durante los tiempos de devolución especificados. Usted puede ser responsable del valor de los artículos en caso de que ocurra algún daño o pérdida.
• Para garantizar la administración segura de todos nuestros artículos, estos serán colocados en cuarentena y permanecerán en su cuenta de la biblioteca durante al menos 3 días antes de que aparezcan devueltos en su cuenta. No se acumularán multas ni cargos en su cuenta durante este tiempo.

Si tiene alguna pregunta, llame a Servicios para Miembros al 630/393-1171 x100.



18 thoughts on “Return Your Library Materials

  1. Please include info on fines (or no fines) on curbside emails to members to set people at eaae. I think previous policy was no fines.

    • Thank you for your comment. We have been including a message in our weekly eNews that no late fees will accrue during our closure. Due dates for all materials have been extended through June 30. You do not need to renew any materials through June 30. If you have a specific question about your materials, please email

  2. Good luck with this new procedure and I hope everyone stays well. Warreville Public Library is the best!

  3. The message is unclear. I assume Monday is a return day. Tuesday is blocked out. Or is it the other way around.

    • We are accepting returns 6 days a week. Tuesday and Thursday are highlighted on this chart because the return times on these days are 2 to 6 pm while M/W/F/Saturday the return times are 10 am to 2 pm.

    • Barb,

      We are working hard on setting up our procedures for curbside pickup, and we expect to be ready for you soon! We will make an announcement on the blog as soon as we’re sure of all the details.

      Jen Moore
      Adult Services Librarian

    • We do not yet have a firm date for reopening. In the interim, consider visiting Discoveries Resale Shop. They usually have a nice selection of used books at reasonable prices … and purchases support a local not-for-profit organization.

  4. Hi,
    Can you place these return times right on the homepage so we don’t have to click anything to find them? Thank you!

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