Curbside Delivery Service

General Information

Curbside Delivery service is available to all patrons who do not wish to enter the library at this time. We have six designated parking spaces for Curbside Delivery. The parking spots are marked with numbered signs featuring book characters, along with the library’s telephone number. Once parked, please call the library and tell us which spot is yours.

Picking Up Items on Hold

Once you arrive and call, the library staff member will ask for your library card number so the item(s) can be checked out to your account and a due date slip printed. Please remain in your car. A library staff member wearing PPE will bring your item(s) out in a bag. To verify your transaction, hold up your library card through the window. If possible, pop your trunk and the item(s) will be placed inside. If your vehicle does not have a trunk, item(s) can be placed in the backseat.

If you prefer to walk to the library instead of driving, the same procedures will be followed at a table under the canopy at the library’s entrance. Please maintain a 6-foot distance from the library staff member when the items are brought out to you.

If you have materials to return to the library, please use the book drops instead of the curbside delivery service. For safety reasons, curbside delivery staff will not accept materials for return. All materials returned to the library will undergo a quarantine process which begins at the book drops. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.

Printed or Copied Documents

Call the Information Desk at 708-672-8017 to arrange to have materials printed/scanned/photocopied/faxed for you while you wait outside the library. A library staff member wearing PPE will handle the documents and bring items out to you in an envelope. Having exact change as payment is appreciated.

Photocopies and printing cost 10¢per page for black/white and 25¢per page for color.

To have an email printed, forward the email to print@cretelibrary.org. Please let us know if multiple copies or color copies are needed.

To have a fax sent, please provide the fax number and contact name at the business or organization. Faxing through Curbside Delivery costs 25¢ per page.

To have a scan sent to email, please provide your name and email address as well as the recipient’s email address, a subject line, and short message. Scanning to email is provided free of charge.

Please be aware that the library does not guarantee that faxed or emailed items documents are received by the designated recipient. It is your responsibility to verify this. Please follow up with the library if an item needs to be resent.

Disclaimer: Please use caution when transmitting sensitive data to an unfamiliar email address.