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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 Saint Louis Public Library Jerseyville Public Library Rochester Public Library District Danville Public LibraryIllinois 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
posted: February 25, 2021 - 12:11pm
2/18/2021 Delivery Update:
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. 

posted: February 18, 2021 - 12:35pm
Due to extreme weather conditions, all delivery routes have been canceled for Tuesday (2/16) and Wednesday (2/17).

We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.

Be safe!

posted: February 14, 2021 - 3:30pm

Published 12/21/2020 4:25 PM CT

2017 Ford Transit T-150Illinois 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. 

posted: December 21, 2020 - 2:28pm

Published 12/11/2020 4:16 PM CT

Frequently Asked Questions

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.

posted: December 11, 2020 - 4:12pm

Published 12/9/2020 3:45 PM CT

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

We are pleased to announce that Illinois Heartland Library System is reducing the quarantine time for interlibrary delivery materials and tubs from 5 days to 3 days, starting Monday, Dec. 14, 2020. IHLS will continue to quarantine these items on libraries' behalves within our hubs.

posted: December 8, 2020 - 4:15pm

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.

We want to assure our member libraries that, unless directed otherwise by the Illinois State Library or another agency, IHLS Delivery will continue to operate and make deliveries to libraries who wish to receive IHLS Delivery service. Additionally, the Illinois Library Delivery Service (the exchange between the systems also known as ILDS) will still occur. 

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