Using Your Library During the Closing

If your library has recently closed due to COVID-19 concerns, you can still use many of your library’s services.

Place holds

You can still place holds on items, and you will be in the queue for them when your library re-opens.

Try eBooks & online resources

If you haven’t yet tried out the eBook, eAudiobook, streaming media, and online research databases offered by your library now is a good time to try them out.

If you are having trouble using these services, contact your library – many are still providing phone and online help.

What about due dates?

If your library has closed, please do not return items until your library reopens.

Check your account regularly as due dates could change as the situation progresses.

Library Closings in SWAN

The following libraries in the SWAN consortium are currently closed due to COVID-19. Check your library website for the most up-to-date closings information.

  • Acorn Public Library District – Closed through at least April 7th
  • Alsip-Merrionette Park Public Library District – Closed through at least April 7th
  • Batavia Public Library District – Closed through at least April 7th
  • Bedford Park Public Library District- Closed through at least April 7th
  • Beecher Community Library District – Closed until further notice
  • Bellwood Public Library – Closed until further notice
  • Bensenville Community Public Library District – Closed until further notice
  • Berkeley Public Library – Closed through at least April 7th
  • Berwyn Public Library – Closed through at least April 7th
  • Bloomingdale Public Library – Closed through at least April 7th
  • Blue Island Public Library – Closed through at least April 7th
  • Bridgeview Public Library – Closed through at least April 7th
  • Broadview Public Library District – Closed through April 30th
  • Brookfield Public Library – Closed through at least April 7th
  • Calumet City Public Library – Closed through at least April 7th
  • Calumet Park Public Library – Closed until further notice
  • Carol Stream Public Library – Closed through at least April 7th
  • Chicago Heights Public Library – Closed until further notice
  • Chicago Ridge Public Library – Closed until further notice
  • Cicero Public Library – Closed through at least April 7th
  • Clarendon Hills Public Library – Closed until further notice
  • Crestwood Public Library District – Closed through at least April 7th
  • Crete Public Library District – Closed through at least April 7th
  • Dolton Public Library District – Closed through at least April 7th
  • Downers Grove Public Library – Closed through at least April 7th
  • Eisenhower Public Library District – Closed through at least April 7th
  • Elmwood Park Public Library – Closed through at least April 7th
  • Evergreen Park Public Library – Closed through at least April 7th
  • Flossmoor Public Library – Closed through at least April 7th
  • Forest Park Public Library – Closed through at least April 7th
  • Frankfort Public Library District – Closed until further notice
  • Franklin Park Public Library District – Closed until further notice
  • Geneva Public Library District – Closed until further notice
  • Glen Ellyn Public Library – Closed until further notice
  • Glenwood-Lynwood Public Library District – Closed through at least April 7th
  • Grande Prairie Public Library District – Closed through at least April 7th
  • Green Hills Library District – Closed through at least April 7th
  • Harvey Public Library – Closed through at least April 7th
  • Hillside Public Library – Closed through at least April 7th
  • Hinsdale Public Library – Closed until further notice
  • Hodgkins Public Library District- Closed through at least April 7th
  • Homewood Public Library District – Closed through at least April 7th
  • Indian Prairie Public Library District – Closed through at least April 7th
  • Itasca Community Library – Closed through at least April 7th
  • Justice Pubic Library – Closed through at least April 7th
  • Kaneville Public Library District- Closed through at least April 7th
  • La Grange Public Library District – Closed until further notice
  • La Grange Park Public Library District – Closed until further notice
  • Lansing Public Library – Closed until further notice
  • Lyons Public Library – Closed until further notice
  • Markham Public Library – Closed through at least April 7th
  • Matteson Area Public Library District – Closed through at least April 7th
  • Maywood Public Library District – Closed until further notice
  • McCook Public Library District – Closed until further notice
  • Melrose Park Public Library – Closed through at least April 7th
  • Messenger Public Library of North Aurora – Closed until further notice
  • Midlothian Public Library – Closed through at least April 7th
  • The Morton Arboretum – Closed until further notice
  • Nancy L. McConathy Public Library District – Closed through at least April 7th
  • North Riverside Public Library District – Closed through at least April 7th
  • Northlake Public Library District – Closed through at least April 7th
  • Oak Brook Public Library – Closed through at least April 7th
  • Oak Lawn Public Library – Closed through at least April 7th
  • Oak Park Public Library – Closed until further notice
  • Palos Heights Public Library – Closed until further notice
  • Palos Park Public Library – Closed through at least April 7th
  • Park Forest Public Library – Closed through at least April 7th
  • Prairie State College – Closed through at least April 7th
  • Prairie Trails Public Library District – Closed through at least April 7th
  • Richton Park Public Library District – Closed through at least April 7th
  • River Forest Public Library – Closed through at least April 7th
  • River Grove Public Library – Closed through at least April 7th
  • Riverdale Public Library District – Closed through at least April 7th
  • Riverside Public Library- Closed through at least April 7th
  • Schiller Park Public Library – Closed until further notice
  • South Holland Public Library – Closed until further notice
  • St. Charles Public Library District – Closed through at least April 7th
  • Steger-South Chicago Heights Public Library – Closed through at least April 7th
  • Stickney-Forest View Public Library District – Closed through at least April 7th
  • Summit Public Library District – Closed through at least April 7th
  • Sugar Grove Public Library District – Closed through at least April 7th
  • The Theosophical Society in America – Closed until further notice
  • Thornton Public Library – Closed until further notice
  • Thomas Ford Memorial Library – Closed until further notice
  • Tinley Park Public Library – Closed through at least April 7th
  • Town and Country Public Library District – Closed through at least April 7th
  • University Park Public Library District – Closed through at least April 7th
  • Villa Park Public Library – Closed through at least April 7th
  • Westchester Public Library – Closed through at least April 7th
  • Westmont Public Library – Closed until further notice
  • West Chicago Public Library District – Closed through at least April 7th
  • William Leonard Public Library District – Closed through at least April 7th
  • Woodridge Public Library – Closed through at least April 7th
  • Wood Dale Public Library District – Closed through at least April 7th
  • Worth Public Library District – Closed through at least April 7th

What’s New In Your Library Catalog

Better layout for phones and tablets

Your library catalog is now mobile-friendly! If you are using the catalog on your phone or tablet, you should now see an easier-to-read layout that adapts to your device.

If you are on a phone or tablet:

  • Tap the menu icon to log in and see My Account
  • Tap Search Options to limit your search to just your library, downloads, or articles.
  • After you search, tap Limit Search Results to filter your results by format, fiction or nonfiction, and more.

Easily see on-shelf items

If an item is on shelf in your library, you’ll see a green “on shelf” checkbox.

on shelf icon with green checkbox

Otherwise, you’ll see that all copies are in use, or your library does not own the item. In both of these cases, you can place a hold so you’ll get the next available copy.

Get started with the mobile-friendly catalog

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