FAQs



Limestone Township Library District, beginning Thursday, November 12, 2020, will offer only Curbside Services by appointment as our region of the state moves into Tier Two of the remediation plan. 

We know that many of you will have had many questions as to how the library will continue to loan items during this period.

In case we haven’t answered your questions below, do not hesitate to call us at 815-939-1696, email us at info@limestonelibrary.org, or message us at Facebook or Instagram.


  • WHEN WILL THE LIBRARY OPEN TO THE PUBLIC ONCE MORE?  
    Limestone Township Library District will re-opened the library to the public once our region leaves this level of mitigation against the COVID-19 virus.

    In the meantime, we are offering CURBSIDE SERVICE to our patrons so that they can order books and be able to pick them up in a safe manner for both patrons and staff.

         We will take orders by phone, email, or holds you are able to place on your Prairie Cat account. We are still receiving deliveries from other libraries and Prairie Cat is still sending out notifications. 

         Once you receive a notice that your item is in, please call to set up an appointment. Please give staff 24-Hour notice so we can have everything ready on time for you. 

    We will put the bag of books through an open window on an available car seat or in the trunk of your car.


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          The Library’s Curbside hours are as follows:
                      Mondays 10 A.M. - 1 P.M. ,  3 P.M.—6 P.M.

    Tuesday 3 P.M. – 6 P.M.

    Wednesdays 10 A.M. - 1 P.M. ,  3 P.M.—6 P.M.

     Fridays 10 A.M. - 1 2 P.M. , 2 P.M.—4 P.M. 

                       Saturdays 11 A.M. - 2 P.M.                   .

                     Sundays: Closed


    Copier and fax services Curbside  
                       
    It is possible to have copies made and to send faxes. Staff will make copies and send faxes per the patron's direction. Please have everything ready ahead of time by calling and letting staff know you will need to make copies or send a fax.

    Library Public Computer Area                                                                                                                                                 
    Computers are not available for patron use at this time. 


    HOW LONG CAN I CHECK OUT ITEMS? 
    In order to offer our patrons excellent customer service including greater accessibility to all of our items, print and audio books may be checked out for 2 weeks with the ability to have two (2) renewals (if there is no holds on the item) adding up to a total of six weeks check out period.        

    DVDs will continue to be checked out for their usual 1-week time period. 

    Policy for the number of books to be checked out and the loan time have been changed as well. Adults may check out up to five items at one time, including books, audio books, and DVDs/BluRays. Patrons between the ages of 5 and 18 will be able to get five (5) DVDs/BluRays along with books, up to 20 Children’s, Juvenile, and YA items per family. 

    All items upon return will be placed in a three (3) day quarantine period. You will see them on your record on Prairie Cat until their quarantine period is over.


    • HOW ARE STAFF MAINTAINING SAFETY FROM THE VIRUS? 
     The Library takes staff and public health safety seriously. Staff is cleaning with disinfectant wipes, and wearing masks when unable to maintain social distancing. All library materials are being quarantined for three (3) days before being checked back into the library and placed on the shelves. Items distributed through our Curbside Service will be placed in bags and put in patron’s cars, preferably the trunk of your car.

    • WHAT IS THE DUE DATE FOR ITEMS I CURRENTLY HAVE CHECKED OUT?  
    Items being checked out now have a due date of two weeks for books, one week for DVDs. Once items are returned they will be in quarantine for three (3) days. You will still see them on your record until the quarantine period is over. 

    • WHEN WILL THE LIBRARY OPEN UP LIKE IT WAS BEFORE THE PANDEMIC QUARANTINE?  
    We don't know the answer to that. We are listening to local health department officials and governmental bodies for the latest information so that we can open up services as safely as possible.

    At this time we have shortened hours, special hours for different populations, and available computer/copying services with new restrictions. As soon as we open more, we will announce it on our website, Facebook, Instagram, in newspapers, and on radio stations.



    Throughout all of this, we are working to do our part to keep our community safe and give the best service possible.



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