Parking Lot Renovation

This summer, the Glen Ellyn Library will be removing and replacing its parking lot. In the process, GEPL will be making some changes. The library will be adding a new entrance at the far west end of the lot and reversing the flow of traffic around the center island. Patrons will then be able to drop off items at the external book drop more easily from the driver’s side of the car. The current entrance and exit will become the exit to the parking area. This redesign will allow the library to increase the number of parking spaces from 96 to 98 spaces. This project is scheduled to begin June 12 and to end, weather permitting, by July 18. The entire parking lot will be closed while under construction, with safe pedestrian walkways in place so patrons can easily enter the building. During weekday daytime hours, arrangements have been made for patrons to park in a portion of the St. Petronille’s parking lot and a temporary book drop will be located at the entrance of the Village of Glen Ellyn’s commuter parking lot. During evening and weekend hours, patrons may park in the commuter lot to the west of the library lot and use the public sidewalk to access the building. The parking lot across the street from the McChesney & Miller grocery store will also be available at any time.

The Glen Ellyn Library is interested in your input. Visit this page or call (630)790-6760 to make a suggestion or comment.

-Dawn, GEPL Director

Some Small Circulation Changes for the Duration of the Renovation

Beginning on Monday, June 4 until the parking lot is completed, all library items will be checked out for four weeks. This decision was made with lots of input from the Circulation department and with the approval of library management. Our hope is to minimize the impact of the parking lot closure by allowing everything to check out for a longer period of time.  The four week checkout will affect items physically checked out to patrons–including Hot Picks, DVDs and items on hold–and will not include laptops, tablets, or digital downloads.

-Carrie, Circulation Services Director

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