COVID-19 & the CPL library

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Library will be closed March 17 – April 5

In aligning with the school district’s decision to close the schools, the library board has decided that in the interest of public safety, the Library will be closed effective Tuesday, March 17 through Sunday, April 5.

What to know about the Library closing:

  • All programs and meetings are cancelled.
  • All billing is suspended until May 1.
  • All Due Dates between March 7th and April 30th will be updated to May 1 .
  • Holds will be suspended. Items already at the Library on hold for you will still be waiting for you when we re-open. Other items you have on hold will keep your place in line.
  • While we are closed we encourage you to utilize the Library’s offerings of digital content. See below for more information.
  • If you need access to the internet, the Library’s WiFi network extends to parking spaces behind, directly in front of, and across the street from the building.

As this situation is changing daily, please continue to check the Library’s website for up-to-date information about library services.

Use the Library’s Digital Resources

You can continue to do online research with the Library’s online resources, including find news, full-text articles, language learning, homework help, and more.

We encourage you to check out eBooks, eAudibooks, and digital magazines for your computers, phones, and tablets at home
Read e-books, listen to audiobooks, digital music, watch digital movies & TV shows)
Check out eBooks and eAudiobooks with Axis360.
Read digital magazines on your computer, phone, or tablet with Flipster.

If you are sick or have been in contact with someone with COVID-19, please stay home to protect others. The best way to prevent infection is to avoid being exposed to this virus. Stopping transmission through everyday practices is the best way to stay healthy:

  • Cover your mouth with a tissue when coughing or sneezing, or cough into the inside of your elbow. Throw the tissue in the trash after you use it.
  • Wash your hands often, especially before eating and after contact with public surfaces. Wash hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
  • Try to avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Stay home if you are sick and avoid contact with other people.
  • Call you healthcare provider immediately if you think you have been exposed to COVID-19 and develop a fever or symptoms of respiratory illness, such as a cough or difficulty breathing.

More information about COVID-19 is available at, Cook County Public Health, or WHO. You can also call Illinois’ COVID-19 Hotline at 1-800-889-3931.

You can also visit the Town of Cicero Website and the Illinois Public Health for updates.

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Library Contact Information

5225 West Cermak Road
Cicero, Illinois 60804
Ph: (708) 652-8084
Fax: (708) 652-8095

Library Hours

Monday-Thursday 9am-9pm
Friday 9am-7pm
Saturday 10am-5pm
Sunday 12pm-5pm (Closed on Sundays Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend)

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