Maze Branch to open April 19 with limited hours, services

As restrictions lessen and more vaccine appointments become available, we expect to open the Maze Branch Library with limited hours and services on Monday, April 19. In-person, self-service visits to Maze Branch, as they are at the Main Library, will look different than they did in pre-COVID times. 

  • For everyone’s safety, masks will be required to enter and stay inside.
    • Physical distancing of 6 feet and visits under one hour will be encouraged.
    • At this time, seating will not be available. 
    • There will be no physical newspapers, no programs, and no meeting and study room access.
    • Laptops will not be available to check out for onsite use. Borrow for home use from the Main Library »
    • We hope to re-introduce services as conditions continue to improve.
  • A total safe building occupancy limit of 40 has been determined with the help of the Oak Park Health Department. This number will be displayed in real-time at Maze’s first-floor desk and in the bar at the top of this website.
  • Library staff will be working, but behind the scenes and not at public service desks. Staff will be available primarily by phone.

 Maze hours beginning April 19

  • Mondays-Wednesdays, 2-6 pm
  • Thursdays-Saturdays, 10 am-2 pm
  • Closed Sundays

Maze services available beginning April 19

  • New! Download the self-checkout app; Learn more about meeScan »
  • Browse and self-checkout materials.
  • Pick up holds.
  • Return items; exterior book drops open now »
  • Use public computers. Oak Park cardholders only, call ahead starting April 19 to schedule an appointment.
  • Print, scan, copy, and fax.

Maze open Tuesday, April 6, as a polling place only

The building will be open as a polling place only for the Tuesday, April 6 municipal election. On election day, no library services will be available at Maze Branch and the Main Library will be open 10 am-6 pm.

Dole Branch to remain closed

Dole Branch, because of its even smaller square footage and lower safe occupancy numbers, will remain closed at this time. We will continue to monitor closely factors such as the local infection rate and the completion of vaccinations of library staff members to determine when in-person services will resume.

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