Know what you want? Search the library catalog and request the item. We’ll let you know when it’s ready to pick up.
You are welcome to pick up your items inside the library or use our curbside service.
If you search the catalog and what you want isn’t available right now, you can request it, join the wait list, and we’ll let you know when it’s ready for you to check out.
At our Main Library, look for your items in the Holds pickup area by the Checkout desk (see map). At our Douglass Branch, ask at the desk.
|Request an item using our catalog or app.|
|Wait until we notify you by email or text that your items are ready.|
|Schedule your pickup time. You’ll get an email confirming your appointment.|
| ||Call when you arrive. You are welcome to drive, bike, or walk up! For contactless pickup, open the trunk from inside your vehicle.|
Curbside pickup is available at both locations.
We’d be glad to consider buying newer items. Use our Suggest a Purchase form.
Have your library card number handy and contact us at 217/403-2000 or firstname.lastname@example.org; it’s a nice courtesy for others who may be waiting.
Don’t want requested items to arrive while you’re on vacation? Or don’t want all of your requests arriving at once? “Suspend” requests to a later date.