PARKING LOT CONSTRUCTION

Starting Wednesday and continuing through Friday, the Library’s parking lot will have some areas under construction. At times, construction could block off the book drop or the curbside pickup area. The Library is still open and available for patrons to visit. The parking lot is still open.  

COVID-19 Info

Bloomington Public Library is open during regular business hours.  

The Library also continues to offer limited Bookmobile services at all stops, curbside pickup, online resources, and downloadable eMaterials.  

Questions are being fielded by text to 309.446.8398, by chat on the Library’s home page, by email to reference@bloomingtonlibrary.org, and by phone at 309.828.6091.  

Library Building

Because our youngest patrons cannot yet be vaccinated, Bloomington Library continues to encourage all patrons to wear a mask over both their nose and their mouth.

  • Patrons may once again sit in the Library and read a book or newspaper.
  • Patrons can again sit together in small groups for the purpose of studying and tutoring.
  • Use of a Library computer or laptop remains limited to a maximum of 1 hour per day.
  • The library’s free Wi-Fi remains available 24 hours a day from inside the Library or from the Library's parking lot. No password is needed to access the Library's Wi-Fi.
  • The Digital Preservation Studio and Quiet Reading Room remain closed.
  • TeenZone is open for browsing during all operating hours. Computers are not currently available in TeenZone. If a teen needs to use a computer or laptop, they should inquire in the Adult Services Department.
  • A small number of computers are now available to children visiting the Children's Department.
  • The Adult Services Department will grant Study Room reservations on a case-by-case basis.

Bookmobile

The Bookmobile is making all its stops.

  • Bookmobile users now have the option to board the Bookmobile and browse/checkout available materials, pickup items they've placed on hold, and return items.
    • Due to space constraints, masks are required to be worn on the Bookmobile, and capacity limits will be in place.
  • Patrons with available holds who are not interested in boarding the Bookmobile to browse may opt to text our bookmobile drivers at 309.310.5821 from their home or vehicle and wait for a response. Our bookmobile drivers will text back to let patrons know when their items are checked out and ready for pickup. Texting ahead is optional. 
  • The Bookmobile Schedule can be viewed online.

Curbside Pickup

Bloomington Public Library offers curbside pickup for patrons on the go or those who are unable to enter the library. For more information visit Curbside Pickup.

Online Branch

The library’s online branch — offering eBooks, eAudiobooks, tutoring, job assistance, and much more — is available 24/7/365. View free available resources.