Library News

Due to the Governor’s statewide indoor mask mandate being lifted, face coverings are no longer required to be worn in the library building, though they are recommended.

We also continue to encourage social distancing to the extent possible.

Thank you for keeping our community safe and healthy!

 

 

 

You may have noticed that the library's online catalog for looking up library materials owned at CHPL and other SWAN libraries has a new look! 

For information on using the new catalog, go to Using the Catalog.

If you would rather use the old catalog, you can still access it through April 2022 by clicking on the "Search the Classic Catalog" link on the top right of the new catalog page.

Try out the New Catalog!

The Library building is open to the public with pre-pandemic hours.


Library building hours are:

Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays:   9:30 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Wednesdays and Fridays:               9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Saturdays:                                           9:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.


During IL Phase 5, What Has Changed from the Limited Walk-In Services of Phase 4?:
  • Mask Requirements:
    Due to the Governor’s statewide indoor mask mandate being lifted, face coverings are no longer required to be worn in the library building, though they are recommended. Updated 2/28/2022.
  • The library now has multiple tables/chairs available in the public areas.

  • There are now 3 public Internet stations available for use for one hour per day per person without a reservation.

  • Newspapers are available again for in-person reading.

  • The drinking fountain is available.

  • We are back to normal loan periods for library items (instead of checking out all items for 3 weeks).

During IL Phase 5, What Has Not Changed?

  • We continue to encourage social distancing to the extent possible, especially indoors, and encourage people to wash hands and/or use hand sanitizer frequently.

  • The meeting rooms are still not be available for groups to rent.

  • The Youth Department’s iPads and toys are still unavailable for use.

Thank you for working with us during these challenging times! 

 Additional Library Information:
  • Call us at 630-323-8188 to answer reference questions.

  • Check out our program calendar to see what fun and informative virtual programs we are offering.

  • Use the library digitally by downloading eBooks; listening to downloadable and streaming audiobooks; streaming movies and TV shows; streaming music; reading digital comics and magazines; and much more.

  • The book drop is open. Feel free to return library items. Returned items are no longer being quarantined before being checked in.

  • WE ARE NOT ACCEPTING BOOK DONATIONS AT THIS TIME.


The following are reliable sources of information about COVID-19 and helpful tools to help you stay informed:

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention

World Health Organization

Illinois Department of Public Health

DuPage County Health Department

Information for Communities

Preventative Actions

Through the library's CHPL Academy you can learn more about using a variety of the library's online resources - including the library's digital content platforms for accessing ebooks, eaudiobooks, digital magazines, etc., and library research databases like AncestryLibrary, ConsumerReports.org, and more! The CHPL Academy also provides tutorials on using social media platforms, Microsoft products and Google software. Try out a tutorial today!