Opening Book Drops

Please Read Carefully

  1. Our book drops will be open Monday - Friday.  Other dates and times will be announced later this week.
  2. You do NOT have to return your items right away-all due dates are currently extended. You will not receive late fines.
  3. ONLY return items that fit in the book drop.  Do NOT return Chromebooks, telescopes, or other oversize items at this time.
  4. Do NOT return items that you personally checked out from a different library. The delivery service is not running so we have no way to get those items back to those libraries OR checked in. If you have items from other libraries that WE obtained for you and you checked out from US you may return those.
  5. If our book drops are full do NOT leave your items anywhere else-you WILL be charged if items are damaged by weather or go missing.
  6. Once you return your items they will not actually be checked in for up to 7-10 days, as they will need to be quarantined. Do not worry if you check your record and still see things checked out to you.

Curbside Pickup

Careful plans are underway for curbside pickup tentatively scheduled for June. Implementation considerations include great attention to staff and patron safety.

Reopening Plans

The Library building remains closed to the public until further notice following Gov. Pritzker's Stay at Home Order. As we are planning for a careful, phased re-opening, ensuring the safety of the public, our staff, and the community is our highest priority. We value your trust and will use it as a guidepost for all our decision making.  

Work has been underway to assure that when the staff return to the building there is adequate PPE and sufficient, effective disinfecting and cleaning supplies, without taking away from the supply needed for top-priority medical workers and first responders.

Currently, careful plans are underway for curbside pickup, tentatively scheduled for June, although this can change depending on information from local, state, and federal health authorities and other organizations. 

We are creating and will utilize best practices based on research and guidance from public health officials. Since items in libraries travel through the community when they are sent, returned, and sent out again this requires us to have added layers of precaution and procedures. Implementation considerations include great attention to safe material handling, social distancing, and logistics of the physical building in regard to traffic, accessibility, and other factors.

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Library Closure Information

In response to COVID-19, Grayslake Area Public Library District is closing until further notice.

We follow the guidance of the Lake County Health Department, Illinois Department of Health, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. We continue to monitor the situation and will re-evaluate as needed to determine if we need to extend the period of cancelations or modify services.

Status of Services

Digital Resources are available for access from home to all Grayslake Library residents with a library card. Request a temporary library card.  Check out the eLibrary section of our website for eBooks, eAdudiobooks, and magazinesstreaming music and moviesonline learning and more.

Reference and Readers Advisory Services are available. You can contact your librarians through live chat, phone, and email.

Online Events are available including storytimes, book talks, and other fun programs for all ages.  See our calendar for details and to register.  Many events are also are announced on the Library's Facebook page, visit us there for updates.

Library Wi-Fi is available from outside the building or nearby parking spots, but the signal strength varies.

Public Computers and Physical Library Materials are unavailable while the building is closed.

Book Donations to the Friends are not currently being accepted. Please do not leave any items at a door.