During Phase 1, all library departments and services will be moved to the main level. There will be no access to the Youth Services Department, Teen Room, Austin Room, and study rooms. This includes most materials. The Youth Services Department and Young Adult Department will have temporary spaces on the main level with small collections and technology available. When construction on the lower level is concluded, the main level will be closed off and all services will move to the lower level. We expect Phase 2 to begin in November or December. At this time, Adult Services and Patron Services will create temporary spaces on the lower level including a small collection and computers. We will continue to offer great service, just in close quarters. We appreciate your patience during this time of change.
Access to Materials
In the Library
Access to library materials will be limited during the renovation. During Phase 1, the Adult Services collection on the main level will be available. Most of the Youth Services and Young Adult collection on the lower level will be unavailable. Small portions of these collections will be brought up and made available for check out. During Phase 2, the Youth Services collection will be available, but other collections will not.
Holds & Interlibrary Loan
Patrons will still be able to order books from the library’s consortium as well as outside the system through the interlibrary loan. If you are interested in ordering a book from the SWAN Consortium, you can pick the materials up at FPPL or any member library including the Oak Park Public Library, Berwyn Public Library, and Elmwood Park Public Library. If you have questions, please ask!
During the renovation, FPPL’s staff will continue to provide as many of our regular services as possible. Patrons will still have access to computers, printing and copying services, reference assistance, and more. Certain services will be unavailable due to space. These services include test proctoring, group study, study rooms, book donations, and book sale. To get referrals to similar services in the area, call the Reference Desk at 708-689-6125.
No programs will be held at the library during the renovation. Certain programs will be held off-site including ongoing programs like storytimes, Device Advice, and book groups. Other programs will be scheduled around the community. For a complete listing, go to fppl.org/events.
Youth Services & Young Adult Services
During Phase 1 of the renovation kid and young adult spaces and services will be slightly different. Check out the Parent Guide here.
The accessible parking spots will be unavailable during the entire renovation. This space will be used for the construction team’s equipment. Street parking will be limited around the library due to an increase in cars from the construction crew. We appreciate your patience during this process.