The library buildings will reopen on Monday, January 25.
To reopen with care to protect the health of both the staff and visitors, the following are some of the safeguards that will be in place - 
  • Masks are required for visitors age 2 years and older to enter the buildings.
  • Social distancing is required.
  • There are occupancy limits.
  • The Early Learning Center is closed at the Main Library.
  • All children younger than 13 must be accompanied by a caregiver.
  • The first hour of the day is reserved for vulnerable populations Monday through Thursday at all buildings.
  • The library building hours are slightly shortened for additional cleaning.
  • Gail's Sales will be open.
  • Passport Services are not available.
  • License plate renewal service is available at Main.
  • Computer drop-in service is available on the second floor of Main and at both branches.
  • The Main Library Study Rooms are closed.

The hours of the library buildings are as follows: 

Main Library

270 N. Grove Ave, Elgin, IL 60120

Monday – Thursday 9 am – 8 pm
Friday & Saturday 9 am – 5 pm
Sunday Noon – 4 pm

Vulnerable population hours at Main will be 9 – 10 am Monday – Thursday.

Rakow Branch

2751 W. Bowes Rd. Elgin, IL 60124

Monday – Thursday 9 am – 7:30 pm
Friday & Saturday 9 am - 4:30 pm
Sunday Noon – 4:30 pm 

Vulnerable population hours from 9 – 10 am on Monday – Thursday.

South Elgin Branch

127 South McLean Blvd. South Elgin, IL 60177

Curbside service 7 days a week.

Monday – Thursday 10 am – 6:30 pm
Friday – Saturday 10 am –­ 3:30 pm
Sunday Noon ­– 4 pm  

The Lobby opens at 9:30 am Monday - Saturday and 11:30 am on Sunday.

Vulnerable population hours from 10 - 11 am on Monday – Thursday.

The Bookmobile Service continues (with safety precautions).
The additional Curbside Pickup Service at the South Elgin branch as well as Home Delivery Services will continue. Please check the website as these services will not continue indefinitely.
Library staff will continue to thoroughly clean and disinfect tables, chairs, public desks, computers and shelving as well as all fixtures in the washrooms throughout all three buildings.
We are excited to see our customers in person again, but we urge everyone to take necessary precautions to help slow the spread of COVID-19. If you feel sick, please stay home and utilize our 24/7 eLibrary and virtual Your Library at Home programming. Please this website for updates about the services that we have available to customers, along with our Reopening with Care guidelines.

The Drive-up hours remain the same:

Main Library

Monday-Thursday: 8 am - 9 pm
Friday & Saturday: 9 am - 6 pm
Sunday: 11:30 am - 5 pm

Rakow Branch

Monday-Thursday: 8:30 am - 8 pm
Friday & Saturday: 8:30 am - 5 pm
Sunday: 11:30 am - 5 pm

South Elgin Branch

The South Elgin curbside pickup service continues.