COVID-19 Library Information
Requirements | Library Spaces | Available Services | Computer Use | Virtual and "Take and Make" Library Programs | Unavailable Services | Returns & Book Drop | Online Card Registration | FAQ | Vaccine Information
Updated Mask Requirement - Starting Friday, July 30
Per CDC/IDPH updated recommendations for DuPage County, BPL is changing our masking requirements. As of Friday, July 30, all patrons must wear masks in the library and at all library functions, regardless of vaccination status, until further notice. We thank you in advance for your cooperation.
Library Building Open
The library building is open our normal business hours:
- Monday-Thursday: 9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
- Friday-Saturday: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
- Sunday: closed (through Labor Day)
Per CDC/IDPH updated recommendations for DuPage County, the Library has updated our building rules accordingly:
- As of Friday, July 30, all patrons must wear masks in the library and at all library functions, regardless of vaccinations status, until further notice. We thank you in advance for your cooperation.
- Capacity limits have been removed.
- Short visits are encouraged, but there are no time restrictions for Library or Computer Lab visits.
- Social distancing is recommended by not required.
- Hand sanitizers remain available throughout the library.
Library Spaces - Rules and Restrictions
When you visit us, the library will look a little different. Here’s what you can expect:
- Tables, chairs, and seating areas will be returned throughout the library as time allows.
- Toys in the play area remain unavailable at this time.
- The Computer Lab is open with no time or seating limit.
- Meeting rooms reopen August 1, 2021. Reservations are now being accepted.
At this time, we offer the following services:
- Check outs and holds
- Library card registration
- Reference help and Reader’s Advisory
- Computer Lab, laptops, and Wi-Fi
- Copying, scanning, and printing
- Notary services
- Outdoor Wi-Fi on Library grounds from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
- Programs - Virtual, pop-up, and take and make
Computers are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Laptops may also be checked out at the Reference Desk and can be used throughout the library. Laptops require a picture ID to use and they must be returned before the library closes each day. Wi-Fi is available throughout the library.
The library has 2 study rooms available for reservation, 1 Group Study Room and 1 Quiet Study Room. To reserve a study room, visit the Adult Reference Desk or call 630-924-2730. Study room reservations are not available online.
Study Room Rules
- Study rooms can be booked up to 2 weeks in advance.
- Advanced reservations can be booked for 2 hours max per day.
- If no one else is waiting to use the room, room use can be extended up to 4 hours max per day.
- Rooms held for 15 minutes for reservations.
- Capacity Limits
- Group Study Room - Max 8 people
- Quiet Study Room - Max 2 people (no talking allowed)
- Open to patrons in high school and older.
- All patrons can use the rooms (not restricted to Bloomingdale cardholders).
- If there are no advanced registrations, rooms are available on a first come, first served basis.
Enjoy the Library from Home
These services are currently available and will continue to be offered:
Virtual Programs, Pop-Up Programs, Take and Make Programs
The library is expanding our programs for all age groups! You can view the full schedule of virtual library programs on our online calendar. Some programs require registration, which will be noted in the program description.
We’re also offering Take and Make craft kits for kids, teens, and adults. Pick up these kits at the library to make creative crafts at home!
Kid's Take It, Make It Craft Kits
Want to create a craft? Each week, staff will design new kid's craft kits for 24/7 pick up at our library craft container along Fairfield Way. Stop by anytime to take a kit to make at home! Youth Services also offers Take It, Make It Kits that require reservations. See upcoming kits on the online calendar. Kits are limited, so contact Youth Services when registration opens to reserve your kit.
Digital Library Services - Download eBooks, Movies, and More From Home
We have thousands of titles you can check out from home, including eBooks, audiobooks, music, movies, and databases. Check out our Home Access flyer for more information, or go directly to our eBooks & Downloads page or Databases page.
Ancestry Remote Access Extended
Access to Ancestry Library Edition has been temporarily expanded to library cardholders working remotely, courtesy of ProQuest and Ancestry. Remote access will be available until December 31, 2021 and will be re-evaluated monthly as needed. The extension of in-home access to the library's database is at the discretion of Ancestry and ProQuest.
Online Card Registration
Online Card Registration - Sign up for a digital library card to access all of our online resources including eBooks, eAudiobooks, online databases, homework help, and more. You must be at least 13 years of age to register.
Curbside Service Final Day - Wednesday, July 1
When we reopened the library, we discontinued curbside service. If you need accommodations because you're unable to enter the library, please call the Reference Desk at (630) 924-2730.
For the foreseeable future, the library is not accepting donations of items. Please don’t leave donations outside the library or in the book drop.
Returns & Book Drop
All materials can be returned at the outdoor or interior book drops. For oversized or special items, please return them inside.
Call Illinois’ COVID-19 Hotline at (800) 889-3931 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Get updates from the DuPage County Health Department, Illinois Department of Public Health, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO).
The DuPage County Ride DuPage COVID-19 Vaccination Transportation Program provides free rides for county residents to COVID-19 mass vaccination sites, doctor's offices, or pharmacies in DuPage County. No income qualifications or documentation are required to set up rides to vaccination sites. DuPage County residents who need a ride to their COVID-19 vaccination appointment should call 630-407-6500 or 1-800-942-9412 for more information or to set up a ride. Calls must be made at least 24 hours in advance to schedule rides.
COVID-19 Vaccine Information
DuPage County Vaccinations - The DCHD Community Vaccination Clinic at the DuPage County Fairgrounds in Wheaton offers COVID-19 vaccines to persons 12 years and older. Anyone under 18 years old must have a parent or legal guardian accompany them. Walk-ins are welcome!
Cook County Community Vaccination Program - Cook County Health is pleased to offer walk-in availability at its large-scale vaccination sites. The Pfizer vaccine is now available for everyone age 12 and older. Make an appointment or walk-in to any site to get your shot. Individuals aged 12-18 can receive the Pfizer vaccine and must be physically accompanied by a parent or guardian.
State of Illinois Department of Public Health Vaccination Locations - State-operated mass vaccination sites are now welcoming walk-ins in addition to pre-booked appointments. Find vaccination locations on the map and get appointment information by following the listed links. Locations include pharmacies, healthcare providers, and additional vaccination sites.
State of Illinois Department of Public Health Vaccine Appointment Call Center - If you or someone you know needs assistance scheduling a vaccine appointment, call the toll-free IDPH hotline at 833-621-1284. The call center is open seven days a week from 6 am to midnight. The call center has English and Spanish speaking call agents with the availability for translation into other languages.
Call agents will help individuals who do have access to online services navigate the various registration sites. However, if the individual does not have access to online services or is unable to navigate the site, the agent will make an appointment on their behalf. Individuals will need to provide the agent with their name, address, email (if available), mobile phone number, date of birth, and eligibility. The agent WILL NOT ask for any financial information and the call center WILL NOT share information with the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency. During heavy calling periods, callers could experience wait times before speaking with a call agent.
ILVaccine - Run by volunteers, ILVaccine allows you to search for vaccine appointments and check availability from local pharmacies, health offices, and other locations.