COVID-19 Library Service FAQ

What steps is the library taking in our current circumstances, and where can I find more information about COVID-19?

Information can be found here.

Is the library open?

The library will reopen on June 1, 2020. 

During the month of June, Cicero Branch hours will be reduced. (Atlanta’s hours will remain the same). Cicero's temporary hours are:

Mon–Thu 11 - 7

Fri 11 - 5

Sat 10 - 2

Closed Sunday

I have items checked out. When will they be due?

All items currently checked out will be due on July 1, 2020. No fines will accrue during this time period.

Can I return items to the library during this time anyway? 

Yes, the dropboxes at Atlanta and Cicero Libraries are now open.

Can I still check out physical materials from the library?

Yes, starting June 1, 2020. We encourage you to use our online collections on Overdrive or hoopla while we are closed! Please continue reading for directions on where to find our online collections. 

What resources can I access online if I can't come to the library?

Visit our Electronic Resources page for online databases and downloadable materials. For eBooks and e-audiobooks, click on Overdrive/eIndiana or hoopla from the Electronic Resources or Borrow & Download page. For databases or journals, click on INSPIRE on the Electronic Resources page. You will need your library card and PIN to create a new account if you don't already have one.  Call us at 317-984-5623 for help resetting your PIN. 

Can I still use library computers?

Public computers will be available starting June 1.

When will events and outreach at the library resume?

All in-person library events and outreach are currently canceled until further notice. We will reassess the situation as it evolves, so please stay tuned for more details.

Can I still book a meeting room?

Yes, though certain temporary restrictions apply.  Call library director, Ann Hoehn, at 317-984-5623, Ext. 3001 to start the process.

Can I still drop off donations to the library?

No, we are not accepting donations at this time.

How can I get updates about the library’s operations?

Check our website and this page for updates and follow us on Facebook and Instagram.