Office Hours

Regular Hours:

8:00-4:30 Monday-Friday


Holiday Schedule:


Monday, July 4, 2016 Independence Day
Monday, September 5, 2016 Labor Day
Friday, November 11, 2016 Veteran’s Day observed *
Thursday, November 24, 2016 Thanksgiving Day
Friday, November 25, 2016 Friday after Thanksgiving
Friday, December 23, 2016 Christmas Eve observed
Monday, December 26, 2016 Christmas Day observed
Friday, December 30, 2016 New Year’s Eve observed
Monday, January 2, 2017 New Year’s Day observed
Monday, January 16, 2017 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Monday, February 20, 2017 President’s Day *
Monday, May 29, 2017 Memorial Day

*Delivery will run on holidays with asterisks


IHLS Emergency / Weather Closings

IHLS will post route cancellations and hub closings on the IHLS website's front page and send a text alert (see below) for each hub that is closing.


IHLS Text Messaging System

To sign up for the service, you simply need to send a text to 84483 with one of the following keywords:

  • Champaign (for the Champaign hub notifications)
  • Carbondale (for the Carbondale hub notifications)
  • Edwardsville (for the Edwardsville hub notifications)

If we have a system wide notification, we will send it out to all of the hub locations. Alternatively, you may simply open your browser and go to Once there, search for our organization (Illinois Heartland Library System) and then you are able to sign up. You may sign up for text alerts and/or email alerts. There is no cost to sign up, but your regular service provider message rates do apply.

That’s it! We promise not to inundate you with frivolous texts, just closings/delays. We are hoping to use this to keep you informed along with, of course, posting closings/delays on the website.