Wheaton Public Library (WPL) plans to reopen to the public with reduced services and hours on July 13. Several changes have been made for the safety of the community and library staff. WPL’s Grab & Go service will include browsing, material check out, and public computer use only. Curbside Pickup service will continue and book returns will remain open.
Only WPL cardholders will be able to check out library materials. Patrons will be counted as they enter the building as capacity will be limited. Those in line will be asked to wait once capacity is reached. Public computers will be spaced out six feet and usage will be limited to 30 minutes per patron. The Early Childhood Area will be closed and staff will retrieve materials as needed.
In following with the Illinois Department of Health guidance for reopening public spaces during the COVID-19 pandemic, face coverings will be required for all library staff and patrons over the age of 2. Patrons will be asked to limit their time in the library to 30 minutes and any staff interaction to under 10 minutes. Six feet of distance must be maintained. WPL also asks that patrons stay home if they or a member of their family is currently ill.
WPL Grab & Go and Curbside Pickup service hours will be offered Monday through Thursday 11:00 am – 7:00 pm, Friday 11:00 am – 5:00 pm, and Saturday 9:00 am – 1:00 pm. WPL’s Virtual Library programs and services will continue. For more information, visit wheatonlibrary.org.