Due to COVID-19, while the library is open, we will be limiting the number of visitors inside the building at the same time, for everyone’s health and safety. To help us coordinate this smoothly, we are encouraging library visitors to make appointments so you can enter at your preferred time and avoid a wait.

When you call us at 708.672.8017, you will be directed to either the Youth Services or the Adult Services Department for scheduling the appointment. When you arrive, if a library staff member is not at the door, please ring the doorbell, as our front door is currently locked.

Masks are required to be worn by all visitors over the age of two years old. For optimum safety, please make sure the mask covers both your nose and mouth. If you are unable to wear a mask, call the library in advance so we can make special arrangements to accommodate you.

Browsing and Checking Out Items

We are scheduling browsing appointments for 30 minutes, but a quicker visit is advised. Please observe social distancing with other browsers.

Using a Computer

Computer sessions can be booked for 60 minutes for Crete Public Library patrons and 30 minutes for guests. Drop-ins are welcome if there are computers open. Computer usage is limited to six stations on the first floor, situated a safe distance apart. Due to the limited availability of computers, we ask that they be used for essential tasks (filing for unemployment, searching for a job, creating a resume, or accessing email) rather than for entertainment.

Please observe social distancing with other computer users.

Using the Photocopier, Scanner, or Fax

If you know in advance that you will need to use the photocopier, scanner, or fax, please call ahead so we can add your name to our appointment schedule. This will ensure that when you arrive at the library, you can enter at your preferred time, rather than being asked to wait because the library is currently at full capacity. Drop-ins will be accommodated if the equipment is not in use and the library is not filled from prior appointments.