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COVID-19

Coronavirus: Helpful Information

Updated: March 21, 2022

Your library remains open to serve you 7 days a week.

Want to sign up for a Niles-Maine library card? Click here!

  • Masks: Masks recommended and appreciated throughout the building. For families who prefer additional mitigation, KidSpace is a Mask Required Space for the first hour of each day. Due to the fluctuations in COVID-19, please understand we may be requiring masks at all indoor children’s programs.
  • Food and Drink: Enjoy food and drinks in the Vending Cafe only. Covered drinks are allowed in other areas.
  • Computer Use Time: Use a computer on the Lower Level at your convenience. No appointment necessary.
  • Book a Study Room: Book a study room with others on the Lower Level. Book here!
  • Outside Meetings: Outside group bookings through the Library’s website are available here.

Open Hours:

Monday-Thursday: 9:30 a.m.-8:30 p.m.
Fridays: 9:30 a.m.-7 p.m.
Saturdays: 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Sundays: 12-5 p.m.

Pick up your materials in Lobby, or via the No Contact Holds Pick-Up service Monday-Friday, 9:45 a.m.-Closing, Saturday, 9:45 a.m.-5 p.m, or Sunday 12:30-4:45 p.m. in the Vestibule.

Safety First

Safety is one of our top priorities. Let’s work together to keep everyone safe and healthy. If you are not feeling well, have tested positive for COVID-19, or have had close contact with someone who has tested positive, please stay home. Use the Library’s online resources, streaming services, and download ebooks at home through the Library’s website with your library card.

What Library Staff are Doing to Protect You

  • Over 92% of staff members are fully vaccinated.
  • Staff members may still wear masks and keep a social distance.
  • Plexiglas barriers are in place at services desks to reduce spread.
  • Staff will sanitize high touch areas using EPA approved COVID-19 disinfectants throughout the day.

What You Can Do to Protect Staff & Other Patrons

  • Be respectful of others’ choice regarding mask wearing or not wearing.
  • Wear your face mask.
  • Wash your hands.
  • Keep a social distance apart from others.
  • Supervise children ages 13 and under.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I browse the collection and check out materials?

Yes! There are no limits to how long you can stay in the Library.

I need to pick up materials I have on hold. What should I do?

You may pick up your materials inside the building during open hours. If you are interested in using the No Contact Holds Pick-Up service, click here for more information.

I need to return my checked out materials. Where should I return them?

The indoor and outdoor automated returns are open at the main entrance.

Other Ways to Use the Library

No Contact Holds Pick-Up

Pick up materials and technology equipment safely via the No Contact Holds Pick-Up service. Click here for more information or call 847-663-6662.

Homebound Delivery

Niles-Maine cardholders who are unable to pick up materials due to health reasons may sign up for Homebound Delivery. Click here for more information.

Attend a Program

Visit our online calendar for programs for adults, teens, and kids.

Answering Questions

Contact us via live chat, email, or phone with reference questions, reading recommendations, and more.

What’s Next? Personalized Recommendations

Share with us your likes and interests and we will find your next great book, audiobook, movie, magazine, and more.

Access the Library From Home

Download and stream with these online resources for free with your Niles-Maine library card.

eBooks and Audiobooks:

Movies, TV, Documentaries:

Music:

Magazines and Newspapers:

Coronavirus Resources

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