Library Reopening Plan

On Monday, July 6, the first floor of the Library will be open to the public for browsing the collections and checking out materials to enjoy at home. To ensure the safety of staff and patrons, the Library is following building capacity guidelines and encouraging brief visits. Patrons must make a reservation for a one-hour timeslot to visit the Library. The second floor of the Library remains closed to the public until Wednesday, July 15.

Hours of Operation

Monday, 9 AM-5 PM*
Tuesday, 9 AM-5 PM*
Wednesday, 12 PM-8 PM
Thursday, 9 AM-5 PM*
Friday, 9 AM-5 PM*

*The first hour each day 9 -10 AM (except Wednesdays) is reserved for vulnerable patrons.

Drive-Up Window and curbside book drop on Prairie Street are open the same hours as the building.


How do I make a reservation to visit the Library?

Please make a reservation online or call 847-729-7500 to reserve a one-hour timeslot. Reservations can be made up to 7 days in advance and you must register each person in your group or family, except for infants in strollers. Visits are limited to one hour per day.

Make a Reservation

Do you have special hours for vulnerable patrons?

Yes, the first hour each day 9 -10 AM (except Wednesdays) is reserved for seniors (age 60+) and vulnerable patrons.

Do I have to wear a face covering when visiting the Library?

Yes, face coverings must be worn by all patrons over the age of 2 in the building at all times. Patrons with a medical condition that prohibits wearing a face covering are asked to contact library staff for accommodations at 847-729-7500.

Can I use the Public Computers?

Public computer access is limited to one 15 minute express station until the second floor reopens on July 15.

Can I use the Study Rooms?

No, the study rooms are closed until further notice.

Can I return materials in the building?

No, patrons cannot bring returns into the building. All returns must be made at the curbside book drop on Prairie Street during designated hours. Only oversized materials may be returned at the Drive-Up Window. All materials checked out before March 21 are due back August 1, 2020, with no fines. Items are quarantined for 3 days after their return before staff can handle them and will remain on your account for up to 5 days. Fines will not accrue during the quarantine.

How do I select and check out materials at the Drive-Up Window?

Select your items by placing a hold – either by calling the Library during business hours or online 24/7 through the Library catalog. When your hold is ready, you will receive a notice by your preferred method (phone, email or text) and then you may come to the Drive-Up Window to pick up your materials. Please note, due to high demand, some materials may not be available right away. Holds on materials from other libraries are not filled at this time.

How do I get materials from another library?

Currently, holds are allowed only on items owned by the Glenview Public Library.

How do I pay fines?

Please pay all fines and fees online.

What else should I expect when visiting the Library?

  • Patrons are required to observe social distancing guidelines when browsing for materials and waiting for service.
  • Children must remain with caregiver throughout the entire visit.
  • No food or drink allowed in the building.
  • All in-person Library programs and meeting room bookings are suspended until further notice.
  • The Used Book Store remains closed until further notice. No book donations accepted.

Plans to expand services continue to evolve and will align with Governor Pritzker’s Restore Illinois model. The Library is following guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control, Governor Pritzker, and state and federal health officials to protect the health and safety of patrons and staff. Protocols are in place to encourage social distancing and limit public gathering until COVID-19 restrictions are lifted.