Plans to Resume Library OperationsPosted: October 1, 2020
By: GEPL Staff
The Glen Ellyn Public Library is currently working to resume as many of our services as are safely possible. If you have any questions, please contact the library.
Current Hours of Service
|Grab ‘n Go Library Services and
|Monday – Thursday | 10 am – 8 pm
Friday | 10 am – 6 pm
Saturday and Sunday | 2 – 6 pm
|Cafe Curbside Service | Call 630-790-6772||The Cafe and Cafe Curbside Service close 30 minutes prior to Grab ‘n Go closing Monday through Saturday. The Cafe is closed on Sunday.|
|Virtual Meeting Room||Monday – Thursday | 9 am – 9 pm
Friday | 9 am – 6 pm
Saturday | 9 am – 2 pm
|Book Donations||By appointment only. Please call Building Engineer Dennis McCarthy at 630-790-6765.|
Grab ‘n Go Library Services
Visitors can enter the building for up to one hour to select and check out materials using the self-checkout machines. Visitors may also use the computers, printers, copier, and scanner.
While in the library, please comply with our Temporary Face Coverings Policy.
- Wear a face covering over your nose and mouth
- Maintain a safe social distance of at least six feet from others
To help ensure visitors’ safety,
- Staff will be sanitizing frequently touched surfaces
- Seating is limited
- The number of visitors is limited to help ensure safe social distancing. You can view the current library occupancy online any time.
The drive-up window is open for members who have been notified that their items are ready to be picked up only.
Free Wi-Fi Available
We recently upgraded our free Wi-Fi in the library parking lot to help accommodate our Wi-Fi users.
Virtual Meeting Rooms
GEPL cardholders who need to gather a group that can’t meet in person are invited to use our Virtual Meeting Rooms. Virtual Meeting Rooms are provided through Zoom and allow groups of up to 100 people to see and hear each other on a computer or mobile device.
Virtual Meeting Room users must agree to our Virtual Meeting Rooms policy. Virtual meetings include a GEPL Concierge who will start and sit in on the meeting, provide technical assistance, facilitate screen sharing, monitor for Zoom-bombing, mute and unmute participants, and end the meeting. Please call 630-469-0879 or email email@example.com if you have questions about this new service.
If you are a Glen Ellyn Public Library cardholder, you may place holds on up to five (5) items. We will use the email or phone number on your account to notify you when the requested items are ready to be picked up at the drive-up window. Items will be held for seven days, and if they are not picked up, they will be returned to circulation. To ensure that you receive notifications, please verify the email address on your account. You may also place holds by contacting the library.
Items checked out after May 19 have a loan period of four weeks, regardless of material type, and may renew up to five times.
Safe Handling of Library Materials
Library staff wear masks and practice current CDC hand washing guidelines when handling library materials. We note the date and time materials were last handled on items picked up at the drive-up window.