This isn’t exactly the way we envisioned making this announcement when our Board approved this exciting policy change a few months ago, but effective June 15, the Lake Bluff Public Library will be implementing autorenewal. This means that going forward, the system will automatically renew any eligible items before they become overdue. If an item can’t be renewed—if there’s a hold, if you’ve renewed it 3 times already, or if it’s a special loan like a Trending Title or ILL—the system will send you an alert. We hope that this change will make using the Library even easier and more convenient for you!
The Lake Bluff Public Library will begin offering curbside pickup on June 15. More information on this service will be shared later this week. Want an email update when we have an announcement? Sign up for our eNewsletter—we’re planning a special edition with information on curbside.
For these last couple of weeks, our staff has been hard at work developing plans of action to bring key Library services online. At this point, we anticipate that all Library programming will be held virtually through at least the month of August. This includes the Summer Reading Clubs for adults, teens, and children.
The Lake Bluff Public Library’s physical facilities have been closed to the public since March 13, 2020 in partnership with the Village of Lake Bluff’s response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. While we have laid the groundwork for offering modified in-person service and access to physical materials, the many unknowns in the ongoing situation mean that there is no specific timetable for their implementation. This crisis has posed significant challenges to the Library in terms of providing access to materials, programs, and services, and Library staff members have been working from home to make sure that we are still available and operational as a resource to the community.
Services available to the community include:
This website redesign has been in progress for many years and we are so excited to finally show it to you. Some of the highlights of our new site include: