Due to the rapid rise in cases of COVID-19 in DuPage and Cook Counties and surrounding areas, the Clarendon Hills Public Library building is closed to the public beginning Monday, November 23.

Although the building is closed, services continue! Items may be picked up using our Contactless Holds Pickup Service and the library continues to offer online programming, digital content, and phone reference help.

The library is taking this action with the guidance of the Illinois Department of Public Health and other agencies. The closure is intended to help slow the spread of the virus and keep our community and staff safe and healthy.

The Contactless Holds Pickup Service works like this:

STEP ONE: Place holds on library materials.
You can request library materials by placing holds through the SWAN Online Catalog or by calling the library at 630-323-8188.

Video on How to Place a Hold

STEP TWO: Receive notification that your items are ready.
Once your items are available, you will receive an email or phone call letting you know that your items are ready for pick up.

STEP THREE: Come to the library during the following designated days/times for Contactless Holds Pickup.
The designated days/times for this service are:
Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays: 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Wednesdays and Fridays: 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Saturdays: 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

STEP FOUR: Pick up your library materials.
When you arrive at the library during the designated days/times for Contactless Holds Pickup, call the library at 630-323-8188 to let them know that you are out front. A library staff member will bring your bagged items out to a table on the library's portico by the front doors.

These are challenging times and we must work together to keep our community safe and healthy. We look forward to seeing you again!

 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.

  • Continue to 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; taking online classes; and much more.

  • The book drop is open. Feel free to return library items. Due to an abundance of caution, returned items will be quarantined for 7 days before being checked in. 

  • All materials checked out during this time will have a 3 week loan period.


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

Stay well!