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Library Services During the Pandemic

The library building is open to the public. We require visitors to wear a mask/face covering regardless of vaccination status. As of Thursday, July 29th, Cook County is in the substantial COVID transmission stage. 

Public Hours of Operation:

Monday-Thursday, 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Friday and Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

General information:

  • Mask/face covering is required while in the building.

  • Please practice physical distancing while in the building.

  • Similar to grocery stores, we ask that you make an effort to only touch items you intend to borrow.

  • We will do our best to sanitize frequently touched surfaces regularly but strongly suggest you follow CDC guidelines and wash or sanitize your hands after your visit. 

  • For your safety and ours, please maintain physical distance and stand behind barriers while interacting with staff at our public service desks. 

  • We are encouraging short stays in the Library to enforce physical distancing.

  • Curbside Pickup of Library Materials Will Still Be Available Click Here for How it Works

Available Services: 

  • Books and magazines are available for checkout.

  • Public computers.

  • Scanning, copying and faxing.

  • WiFi.

  • Reference and reader’s advisory services.

  • Library card renewals and new library card applications.

  • Library account payments.

Services that are not available at this time:

  • Library toys in the Youth Services Department. 

  • Meetings in our public areas are not allowed.



What if I feel I cannot wear a mask due to a medical condition? 

We understand that not everyone can wear a face covering. We will do what we can to help you accomplish your library tasks while you remain outside the building. Please call or email the library director, Kathryn Sofianos, at or 708-448-1530 to arrange for accommodations.

Do I need a library card to use the computers? 


Palos Park Public Library continues to monitor the recommendations and guidelines of government and public health officials regarding COVID-19. To ensure it is operating as safely as possible. Check this page regularly for updates.


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