Published 4/30/2021 11:07 AM CT, updated 5/10/2021 1:55 PM CT
The end of the school year is quickly approaching, and Illinois Heartland Library System's delivery service to schools for this 2020-21 school year will end Friday, May 14, 2021. Please remember to return any extra bags and tubs to your IHLS hub. If your students return items after the final pick-up, you can return them to any local public library. If your school will be conducting summer sessions and you would like library delivery, please...
Published 4/12/2021 5:00 PM CT
Illinois Heartland Library System and the IHLS Delivery Working Group are pleased to announce that, in light of a recent update from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention regarding the transmission of fomites on physical surfaces, we are ending the IHLS quarantine of physical items and tubs beginning Tuesday, April 13. As always, libraries remain free to decide their in-library policies and procedures, including whether or not to use any length of quarantine time within their libraries.
"We've been thinking about ending the quarantine for some time," said IHLS Delivery Director Susan Palmer...
Published 3/19/2021 4:50 PM CT
IHLS Delivery drivers have recently reported several instances of libraries leaving over-filled tubs of materials for IHLS pickup. Overfilling tubs can result in damage to materials as the materials are crushed or exposed to rain and snow. Additionally, it creates a hazard for delivery drivers when stacking and transporting the tubs.
We understand libraries are anxious to get their items out as soon as possible. However, for the benefit of all, we ask that you please fill tubs only as full as they can properly be closed.
If you need additional tubs, we have some. Please be sure to reach out to your delivery hub manager. Additionally, libraries can send materials in boxes. Thank you for your cooperation.
Published 2/25/2021 2:15 PM CT
Illinois Heartland Library System is pleased to announce the recipients of the IHLS Vehicles Grant:
- Crab Orchard Public Library District
- East St. Louis Public Library
- Jerseyville Public Library
- Rochester Public Library District
- Danville Public Library
IHLS Delivery Quarantine Time to Reduce to 48 Hours
Illinois Heartland Library System and the IHLS Delivery Working Group are pleased to announce that we are reducing the IHLS quarantine time for interlibrary delivery from 72 hours (3 days) to 48 hours (2 days) beginning Monday, Feb. 22. We will continue to quarantine these items within our hubs. Please remember that IHLS's 48-hour quarantine applies only to materials transferred by IHLS and is in place to protect IHLS staff. It is up to your library as to whether and when to use a quarantine period as part of your library's mitigation strategies.
We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.
Published 12/21/2020 4:25 PM CT
Illinois Heartland Library System has five surplus delivery vans that will be granted to member libraries to assist in community outreach efforts. Applying libraries must be public, school, academic, or special library members of Illinois Heartland Library System. In the application, libraries must explain how they plan to use a surplus delivery van(s) for the creation or expansion of mobile services and demonstrate that they can sustain the service. Projects that include service to underserved areas, enhancement of WiFi access for the community, and cooperative agreements with community partners are preferred. The online application opens Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2020, and will close at the end of the day on Monday, Feb.1, 2021.
Published 12/11/2020 4:16 PM CT
Thank you to those member libraries who were able to respond to the Illinois Heartland Library System Delivery Satisfaction Survey. We appreciate all the positive feedback we received and are addressing any concerns that may have arisen.
We have compiled a list of frequently asked questions.