Library Services During the Pandemic
Public hours: We have resumed our normal hours.
Curbside Pickup: Available by appointment only from noon to closing Monday - Saturday.
Masks: Masks are recommended, but not required in the Library building.
- Curbside Pickup - Curbside Pickup is available by appointment only. Reserve your materials, book an appointment, and we'll have them waiting for you to pickup in the lobby of the Library during the designated hours.
- Monday - Saturday: noon - closing
- Public Hours - Browsing, checkout, computer access, printing, copying, and more are all available during our regular public hours.
- Document Services - Drop-off Document Services for copying, printing, faxing, and scanning are available during Curbside Pickup hours. Printing, copying, faxing, and scanning are available during public hours.
- Phone Assistance - Library staff are currently available by phone during all public hours.
- Exterior Book Drops - Exterior book drops are open and accepting returns 24/7.
- Assistance by Email - Staff are also available via email. General inquiries should be directed to our reference desk. Take a look at our Contact page if you'd like to contact a specific staff member.
- Notary and Voter Registration - Available during some public hours—we recommend calling ahead to check.
- Passport Services - Passport services are available by appointment only.
- Programs - Starting in September 2021, we will resume in-person programming, health and safety permitting. A virtual option will be available for some of our in-person programs. Take a look at our event calendar for a full list of our virtual programs.
- Digital Resources - We have a wide variety of research and homework help databases available online for cardholders, as well as eBooks, eAudiobooks, and digital magazines.
- Take Ten - Not sure what to read next? Fill out a Take Ten request about what kind of materials you like and we'll pull 10 items for you to pick up.
This list was last updated on February 28, 2022.
One quick note: You can also check out our COVID FAQ page for some answers to commonly asked questions about our COVID response and service plans.
Thank you for your patience during this time. We hope that you and your loved ones stay safe and healthy.
Stay Up to Date
We'll be posting updates, virtual programs, and other information on our Facebook and Instagram pages. 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 below.
Other COVID-19 Resources
- Lake Bluff Strong is a collaborative effort between several Lake Bluff organizations (including the Library!) and individuals in the community to share information about COVID-19 and available community resources and events during the shelter-in-place order.
- LBPL COVID-19 Resource Bookmark
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- Illinois Department of Health
- Lake County Health Department
- Chicago Tribune - COVID-19 Coverage
Business and Economic Resources
- Resources for Businesses and Employers - Plan, prepare, and respond according to guidelines established by the Centers for Disease Control
- US Small Business Administration - Low interest, long term disaster relief loans to keep businesses afloat
- Small Business Survival Guide for Northeastern Illinois - by Small Business Development Center of Illinois and College of Lake County
- COVID-19 and Applying for Unemployment FAQs - Available through the Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES)
Resources for Small Businesses
Resources from March 23, 2020 webinar with Congressman Brad Schneider.