Current COVID-19 Update

The library building is open for limited in-person services. Patrons can pick up holds, visit our service desks for quick reference and reader’s advisory services, access the self-serve copy machine located at the front of the building, browse and check out materials. Masks are required for all visitors over the age of two years. Computer usage and research are suspended until further notice. Click here for more information on currently available services.

Click here for Plum Pickup Service.

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Planning and Zoning Presentation

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On December 21, 2020, the Library building planning team presented plans to the Village of Lombard's Zoning and Planning Commission.

December 9, 2020 Presentation

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The following was presented by the Engberg Anderson architect team to the Library’s Trustees during their Wed, Dec 9, 2020 board meeting.

New Building Project Estimated Timeline

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Our building project team has put together a broad timeline, with room for flexibility, that we are excited to share as planning for our new building moves forward!

Recap of Fall 2020 Community Conversations

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Thanks to all of the residents who were able to join us for Virtual Community Conversations! For those who were unable to make it, or to review the information again, a recording of the meeting and the slide deck are available.

Ask A Librarian

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We’re Here for You! In the library or not, our librarians are available to answer questions. Please email us or visit the live chat on our homepage.

Sign Up to Hear about Teen Events

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Helen Plum Library now offers event reminders and updates via Remind, an app and texting platform many area students are already using through their schools.

Plum Pickup Service

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Plum Pickup Service allows library cardholders to place holds on items for pickup while maintaining safe social distancing, similar to pickup service that many restaurants offer.

COVID-19 Economic Support Resources

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The following guide is intended to help the community through this time of rapid change. We will continue to update this list as information becomes available.