Curbside Pickup

Curbside Pickup for held items is moving to the Green Street parking lot starting Saturday, June 27!

Curbside Pickup Hours:

  • Monday – Thursday: 9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
  • Friday – Saturday: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Sunday:  1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Step 1: Place Your Requests
Browse the Library’s collections from our website or mobile app and place your requests through our website, mobile app, or by calling the Library at 217-367-4405 Check to make sure items are available on our shelves—that means they are available for Curbside Pickup. You will be notified when items are ready to pick up.

Step 2: Make Your Curbside Pickup Appointment
After you receive your hold notice, schedule a time for Curbside Pickup. During your appointment, feel free to drop off any library materials that you no longer need. Please follow these guidelines. There are two ways to make a Curbside Pickup appointment:

  • Fill out and submit the online form
    • Please use this online form only if you have received confirmation that your holds are available and you want a pickup time at least two hours in the future. Pickup appointments may be scheduled up to 72 hours in advance.
  • Call: 217-367-4057
    • If you need a pickup time within the next two hours, please call rather than submitting the online form.

Step 3: Let Us Know You Have Arrived
Please note: Be sure to bring your photo ID or library card with you for ID verification!

At your confirmed appointment day/time, park in a “Curbside Pickup” designated parking space located in the Green Street parking lot (or go to the table for walk-up patrons), and let us know you’ve arrived by calling 217-367-4057. Our new Curbside Pickup parking spaces are on the east side of the parking lot, by Cherry Alley and the tortoise-and-hare statue.

Step 4: Pick Up Your Items
Drive-up: Place your photo ID or library card against the driver's side window. Then pop your trunk, back hatch, or lower the passenger-side window and we'll place your materials inside your vehicle.

Walk-up: Place your ID on the walk-up table and back away 6 feet so we can check your ID at a safe distance. We'll then place your materials on the table for you.

Your account must be current and in good standing to utilize Curbside Pickup.

Have questions about Curbside Pickup? Please check our FAQ.

We will not be accepting payments or donations as a part of our Curbside Pickup service. Any necessary payments can be made online or over the phone prior to arriving for Curbside Pickup. Thank you in advance for your understanding!