Opening Announcement

On Monday, January 18, 2021, the Illinois Department of Public Health announced our region, Region 6, would leave Tier 3 mitigations, skip Tier 2, and move directly to Tier 1 mitigations. With this change, we are excited to announce the Charleston Carnegie Public Library will open its doors to our community on Monday, January 25, 2021.


The new Library hours will be:

• Building open: Monday – Friday 10AM to 5PM
• Curbside services only: Saturday 10AM – 1PM.
• Closed: Sunday


Face masks will be required for any patron within the Library. Patrons will be asked to keep their visit to under 1 hour, to maintain social distancing, and to generally be patient as we all adjust to the new rules and regulations put in place to keep all of us safe.


For patrons unable to wear a face mask, we will continue to offer curbside services, including pick up of items, printing, copying, scanning, and faxing. If you are unable to wear a face mask and need other services not listed, please contact the Library so that we may work with you to develop an accommodation.


There will be a selection of computers available to the public with a max use time of 1 hour. Study rooms A and B will be available for reservations for up to 1 hour with limited capacity, but the rotary rooms, craft room, reading room, and conference room will not be available to the public.


We are thrilled by the progress made by our region, our county, and our community. We are excited to welcome you all back to the Library, and we’ll see you Monday!


**This posted has been edited to better convey the requirements for wearing a mask and the accommodations offered for those who cannot.**



Curbside Service

During this time, we are also asking everyone to not donate materials to the Library. While we are more than appreciative of our generous community, we are currently trying to balance providing curbside service while quarantining all returned items for a minimum of 7 days and do not have the space to process donations.

For help placing a hold, check out our Tutorial Video or our Guide for Placing Holds

For curbside printing, copying, and faxing, head here.

For obtaining a library card via Curbside Service, head here.