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Appointments are no longer required to visit the library. Our community is experiencing substantial COVID-19 community transmission. Therefore, wearing a face mask is mandatory to enter all APLD library locations. We are following the CDC guidance to ensure we do our best to keep everyone safe.

Please note, we will adjust our plans as things continue to develop. Thank you for your patience with extended waiting periods during this time!

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Study Rooms

Customers can register online or by phone for a study room appointment. One 2-hour appointment is allowed per day. Find more information here.

Schedule an appointment here

Curbside Hold Pickup

Place items on hold from home or by calling the library. Customers will receive a notification once their materials are ready to schedule a pickup time.

Find out more

Do Your Part to Keep the Library Safe

We’re taking some extra precautions to ensure the health and safety of customers and staff in our buildings. Here’s what you can do to help.

  • Our community is experiencing substantial COVID-19 community transmission. Therefore, wearing a face mask is mandatory to enter all APLD library locations. We are following the CDC guidance to ensure we do our best to keep everyone safe.
  • Be sure to follow CDC guidelines and keep 6 feet of social distance from others.
  • Limit your contact with library materials as much as possible. You can do this by searching our catalog or browsing the library app (available in the App Store or on Google Play) ahead of time.
  • Once you are ready to check out, please use the library app or a self-check machine, if possible.
  • Most importantly, stay home if you are sick! 

Safety Precautions

Here’s what the library is doing to minimize the risk of infection.

  • Cleaning is being prioritized and will be in the future, including multiple times a day, at all locations, and stressed at high-touch points.
  • Sanitizer stations have been placed around our buildings in high-touch areas.
  • Our spaces have been reorganized to allow for more spacing between seating.
  • All staff desks have been fitted with plexiglass. 
  • Air filters are being changed more frequently, and fresh air exchange is operating at twice the rate it was pre-pandemic.
  • Per state guidelines, water fountains are currently unavailable. However, bottle filling stations may still be used.
  • Toys and other shared objects have been removed from children’s areas.
  • Cash payments will not be accepted at this time.

Suspended Services & Collections

Unfortunately, some library services and collections are unavailable at this time.

Unavailable Services

  • Media Lab
  • Meeting Rooms

Unavailable Collections 

  • Parent Kits

FAQs

Do I have to wear a mask?

Our community is experiencing substantial COVID-19 community transmission. Therefore, wearing a face mask is mandatory to enter all APLD library locations. We are following the CDC guidance to ensure we do our best to keep everyone safe.

Do I need to maintain six feet of social distance while in the library?

Yes. Markings on the floor will let you know where to walk in order to maintain safe social distancing standards.

Now that library buildings are open, can I still use curbside hold pickup?

Yes! Curbside hold pickup and drive-up service is still available at all locations. Please visit www.aurorapubliclibrary.org/curbside for more information.

Can I book a study room?

Study rooms are available! Make an appointment here

What is available for children at the library?

Children’s areas are open during library hours. Toys and other shared objects have been removed as a safety precaution. However, we do have Craft Kits available for curbside pickup. Register online or call 630-264-4117. Be sure to check out our ongoing virtual children’s programs, including storytimes and singalongs! Find past programs here.

How can I check out my items?

Please use the library app or the self-check machine to check out your materials, if possible.