COVID-19 Updates & Resources


COVID-19 Updates and Resources for the Libraries and Central and Southern Illinois (text on image of coronaviruses, blue cast to image)


last updated: 11/19/2020 3:30 PM CT

On this page:  ​IHLS COVID-19 News  |  IHLS Delivery & Membership Updates  |  Brief SHARE Updates

Updates for IHLS Members

9/3/2020 Delivery Update: Effective Friday, Sept. 4, 2020, the interlibrary loan materials and tub quarantine period has increased to 7 days.

IHLS and SHARE are closely monitoring the situation state- and nation-wide. Please be assured that we will be working together to adapt our procedures and recommendations as the situation continues to evolve. Please pay close attention to our website and your email inbox for communications. Need to sign up for IHLS notifications?

Guidelines for Safe IHLS Delivery

All participants in the Illinois Heartland Library System Delivery service are required to review and follow the Guidelines for Safe IHLS Delivery During the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Not Ready to Restart Delivery Services?

If you are not yet ready to restart delivery services at your library, then please contact the Delivery Help Desk Ticketing System at

Delivery on the Go Suspended *updated*

IHLS Delivery is suspending Delivery On the Go through the end of September. We will reevaluate reinstating DOG then.

Library Closings

While IHLS maintains a record of who is open for receiving interlibrary delivery, libraries do not report to us when they are open or closed to patrons, for curbside delivery, or for other services.

IHLS has a member-reported list of known Closings of IHLS-member libraries from March 15 to April 1, 2020, but that list was not continued past April 1, 2020. Additionally, a member librarian organized a spreadsheet of libraries' reopening plans, including dates for reopening doors and curbside delivery. To view sample reopening plans, some of which are quite detailed, navigate to the COVID-19 Resources for Librarians page >> Public Library Reopening/Operation Plans section.

Questions or Concerns?

Please read our Guidelines for Safe Delivery Service FAQs.

If your questions cannot be answered after reading the FAQs or if you have concerns you want to discuss, please reach out to your IHLS Delivery hub manager.

Champaign hub:   Linda Kates
Edwardsville/Carbondale hubs:   Linda Petty
Director of Operations:   Susan Palmer

Members Matter

5/28/20 Members Matter COVID-19 Edition: Moving Forward meeting recording 

You can find documents shared during the meeting in the L2 event.

Directors' Chats

Directors' Chats are scheduled every Thursday through the end of July from 1 to 2 p.m. ​Registration in L2 is requested

Chat Transcript Archive

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Brief Updates for SHARE Consortium Members

SHARE: Sharing Heartland's Available Resources Equally (logo)ILL Hold Requests

SHARE Consortium Members: SHARE reactivated interlibrary loan requests on Wednesday, July 1, 2020. An email with details was sent to SHARE members. This information can also be found on the SHARE website.

PLEASE NOTE: Not all libraries within SHARE have chosen to resume interlibrary loan services at this time. Therefore, there may be a few items that are still unavailable for requests by patrons.

Ready to Resume SHARE ILL Services?

If you are ready to resume interlibrary loan services you must notify SHARE by email.

Need Changes to Your Hold or Overdue Notifications?

If you need changes to your hold or overdue notifications, please email SHARE staff.

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