Library Closed

As required by the shelter-in-place order issued by the State of Illinois, the Lake Bluff Public Library is currently closed. Some staff will be working remotely and providing patron services in a limited capacity. The following measures are now in effect:
  • No Library staff are available by phone. All inquiries or requests for assistance must be submitted by email. Please contact the reference desk for general inquiries. If you need to contact a specific staff member, please use the Contact page. Any voicemails left while the Library is closed will not be answered until after the shelter-in-place order has been lifted.
  • Apart from that change, all previous points about Library service during the closing remain in effect. No materials will be due while the Library is closed, no late fines will be charged, and patron expiration dates will be extended. Return of materials is suspended while the Library is closed and the exterior bookdrops are out of service--please return your items when the Library reopens. All programs, public meetings, and in-person services remain cancelled through at least April 30.
  • Digital resources also are available. More information is posted below.
  • You can now request a temporary card--details are posted below.
  • The Seed Library will be available via mail--details are posted below.

Updates will be shared on the Library website, Facebook, Instagram, the outgoing voice message on the Library phones, and through the Library eNewsletter. If you’d like to follow us on social media or sign up for our eNewsletter, more information is shared below.

Thank you for your patience during this time. We hope that you and your loved ones stay safe and healthy and we look forward to seeing you when the Library reopens.

Resources & Library Services During the Closure

Seed Library Now Available by Mail
We are pleased to announce that the Seed Library is now available online. For more information on this service, please visit the the Seed Library homepage

COVID-19 Resources
For information and links pertaining to COVID-19, please visit our COVID-19 Resource Page.

Temporary Cards Available
Want to access digital resources, but don't have a current Library card? We've got you covered! You can apply for a Temporary Card, which will be valid for online use through the duration of the current closure. Just complete the Temporary Card application and we'll get you set up. Questions about Temporary Cards or cards in general? Contact the Reference Desk and we'll be happy to help.

Get Social Media/Email Updates
We'll be posting updates and other information on our social media accounts:
We also have an email newsletter. When the Library is not experiencing unexpected temporary closings, we use the eNewsletter to send a monthly digest of programming and library news. We never share your email address with third parties. Sign up for our eNewsletter using the widget below.
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Use the Library at Home
We have a ton of great digital resources Lake Bluff Public Library cardholders can use from home! Check out eBooks, eAudiobooks, streaming videos and more. Take a look at a brief overview of our digital resources prepared by our librarians, or if you already know which resources you're looking for, visit our digital resources page. Not sure what to do to get started with eBooks and eAudiobooks? Our Lake Bluff Library ON DEMAND guides show you everything that you can do with your device: