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What’s happening now
- We are in Service Level 3. All library buildings are open, masks are optional for entry »
- How we are working to keep each others safe: Some indoor programs may require masks. At oppl.org/calendar, each program description will note what is required.Please stay home if you are feeling sick. Hand sanitizer is provided throughout the library, but please feel free to bring your own in case we run low. Our cleaning crew cleans and disinfects all high-touch surfaces each evening. Following safe physical distancing guidelines of at least 6 feet continues to be best.
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Since March 2020, our intention and decisions have consistently been to put people and safety first.
To help continue to contain the spread of COVID-19 and to serve our community, the library is reintroducing services and reopening buildings in stages, following clearly defined service levels. This plan, approved by the Board of Library Trustees at its April 28, 2020 meeting, continues to evolve and to be informed by the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, the State of Illinois, and the Oak Park Public Health Department.
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We remain prepared to move back to earlier service stages if we see the health, safety, and well-being of our staff members and community members would require that action.
Summary of service levels
Digital collections and virtual services only. Remote customer service, virtual programs, and meetings. Buildings, returns, and parking garage closed.
Main and branches may be open with limits. Physical materials access is self-service or delivery. Material returns are accepted. Public computers may be available by appointment.
Full service restored at all library locations. Study and meeting rooms open. On-site programs and in-person outreach resumes.