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IHLS Library Members, 

In light of the increasing coronavirus positivity rates, hospitalization rates, and other metrics tracked by the State of Illinois, Governor Pritzker announced Tuesday that all regions of the state will begin Tier 3 Resurgence Mitigations starting this Friday, Nov. 20, 2020.

posted: November 18, 2020 - 12:06pm

Published 10/20/2020 3:20 PM CT

Delivery Announcement (text overlaying IHLS Delivery Van)IHLS Members,

We are pleased to announce that in anticipation of guidance for libraries from the Illinois Department of Public Health and the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity, Illinois Heartland Library System is reducing the quarantine time for interlibrary delivery materials and tubs from 7 days to 5 days, starting immediately. We will continue to quarantine these items on libraries' behalves within our hubs. Should IDPH and DCEO recommend a shorter or longer quarantine time, then we will adjust our quarantine period accordingly. . . . 

posted: October 30, 2020 - 3:22pm

Published 9/16/2020 4:55 PM CT

IHLS Members, 

As announced in the September 14 Members Matter meetingIllinois Heartland Library System will begin transitioning back to a single-day pickup by taking on the responsibility of the 7-day quarantine. Starting as soon as possible, IHLS will begin picking up additional tubs from libraries and quarantining items on libraries' behalves within our hubs, eventually for the full 7 days. We hope this will take some pressure off of libraries and allow libraries to regain space lost by quarantining tubs and materials. ...

posted: September 16, 2020 - 5:00pm

September 14, 2020, Members Matter video title screenIHLS Members Matter: Delivery Services and COVID-19

September 14, 2020, 10:30 a.m. to noon via Zoom

posted: September 15, 2020 - 4:15pm

Published 9/4/2020 06:30 PM CT

IHLS Members,

posted: September 4, 2020 - 6:32pm

IHLS Library Members,

In light of the increasing coronavirus positivity rates and other metrics tracked in the Restore Illinois pandemic plan, it's possible that Region 4, the Metro East Region, or another of the plan's 11 regions could move back into Phase 3. We want to assure our member libraries that IHLS Delivery will continue to operate and make deliveries should Region 4 or any region reenter Phase 3. ...

posted: July 31, 2020 - 2:07pm

Delivery Statistics

Since delivery was stopped in March, arrangements were made to 'exchange' items before regular delivery continued.

posted: June 25, 2020 - 5:21pm
No delivery Tuesday, 6/23 or Wednesday, 6/24. Deliveries as discussed on Thursday, 6/25 and Friday, 6/26.
posted: June 23, 2020 - 9:18am

Dear IHLS Members,

Today, Governor Pritzker announced that he will be extending the stay-at-home order for Illinois through the end of May. In compliance, IHLS Delivery will continue to be suspended and all IHLS locations will remain closed through May 30, 2020, or until the governor's executive order is lifted. 

posted: April 23, 2020 - 4:31pm

Published 3/20/2020

The suspension of IHLS Delivery has been extended through Thursday, April 30, 2020. 

Please see Executive Director Leslie Bednar's response to the State of Illinois stay-at-home executive order for more information.

posted: March 20, 2020 - 6:30pm