Plans to Resume Library Operations - Glen Ellyn Public Library
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Plans to Resume Library Operations

Posted: January 3, 2021

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

Service Hours
Grab ‘n Go Library Services and
Drive-Up Window
Monday – Thursday | 10 am – 8 pm
Friday | 10 am – 6 pm
Saturday | 10 am – 2 pm
Sunday | 1 – 5 pm
The Cafe The Cafe and Cafe Curbside Service close 30 minutes prior to Grab ‘n Go closing.
Curbside Service | Call 630-790-6772
Virtual Meeting Room Monday – Thursday | 9 am – 9 pm
Friday | 9 am – 6 pm
Saturday | 9 am – 2 pm
Passports Suspended
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.

Grab ‘n Go Library Services does not include holds, so please continue to use the drive-up window if you have been notified that you have items ready for pickup.

Drive-Up Window

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

Free Wi-Fi is available in the library parking lot daily from 6:30 am – 9 pm.

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 if you have questions about this new service.

Borrowing Materials

When an item placed on hold becomes available, 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.


You can return items to the external book drop near the PODS at any time. Materials are stored for three days before they are checked in. Returns will not be accepted at the drive-up window.

Book Donations

Book donations may be made to the Friends of the Library by appointment only. Please call Building Engineer Dennis McCarthy at 630-790-6765 to make an appointment.

Due Dates

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.