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Our plan to reopen the building and reintroduce in-person services

We are as eager to get back into the building as you are, and we look forward to restoring services with safety at the forefront of our decisions. To ensure that we reopen the library safely and responsibly, we have developed a phased approach to reopening the library and restoring our services that aligns closely with the governor's Restore Illinois plan.

Download the Plan

We understand you may have questions and encourage you to read the information below or reach out to us at or 847-272-6224 with your questions.

Current Phase

The building is temporarily closed to the public until at least Tuesday, December 8 as we transition to Phase 3 Step 3 of our Reopening PlanLearn more about our Phase 3 services.

In this phase, the building will be closed to the public, but many staff will continue to work in the building. You can reserve items online and schedule a curbside pickup, receive items via homebound delivery, and return items using our outdoor bookdrops. We will continue to provide virtual programs. We will also provide curbside pickup for 3D prints, and print jobs sent via our Print from Anywhere service. Visit our Phase 3 page to learn more about the services available.

Important Dates

We reopened the building to patrons as we entered Phase 4 of our plan on July 20

In this phase, we are concentrating on providing limited grab & go services. You can check out items, browse the adult Fiction and Non-Fiction collections, and print/copy/fax. You can also use computers, study rooms, and the Collaboratory by appointment with a Northbrook library cardWe ask that you limit your time at the library to an hour or less. Visit our Phase 4 reopening page to learn what to expect a week. Learn more about returns.