Library News

Road Construction Update

Around midnight tonight (April 26/27,) contractors will be laying oil on the road surface along Oketo and Wilson. The Village is asking that you do not park on these roads overnight. Layers of asphalt will be added starting on Friday and continuing throughout next week. Final lane and stripe painting is expected to be finished by next Friday, May 4th. Please keep this construction in mind and give yourself a few extra minutes when visiting the library.

Scheduled Account Downtime

From Monday, April 30th through Wednesday, May 2nd, access to library accounts and placing holds in the online catalog will be suspended as 19 new libraries are added to the SWAN Library Consortium. Please bring your library card when borrowing materials during this downtime.
We're excited to welcome these 19 new libraries. With their inclusion in SWAN, you'll now have nearly 100 library collections, millions of items, at your disposal when you’re looking for a book, movie, video game, or other item.

Computers Down 03/29

All of our computers will be undergoing maintenance on Thursday, March 29th and will be unavailable for public use. During this time, printing will also be unavailable. Our photocopiers will be working but charges will have to be paid using cash. Wi-Fi will be unaffected.

Holds Shelf Moved

To preserve patron privacy, we're moving our holds shelf out of public view. Ask for your reserved books, movies, music, and other library materials at the Library Services Desk.

Catalog Updates

Tomorrow morning, in the wee hours of March 21st between 3:00 and 9:00 AM, our catalog will be down while it undergoes some updates. You might notice some changes to the catalog before then. During the downtime, you will be unable to search for library items, place holds, or access your account. We apologize for any inconvenience. Hopefully you'll be asleep then.

Tax Time

We have requested forms from the IRS and expect them to arrive by February 12th. While we're waiting for shipments, links to printable versions of some of the most requested forms have been collected on our dedicated tax page.

Urban Exploration Canceled

Our Urban Exploration program this Sunday, January 28th, has unfortunately been canceled. The flu has taken it's toll on Adam Selzer and he will be unable to tell us all about the history of Chicago's underground and abandoned places. Check back for a rescheduled date soon.