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Peoria Public Library returns to contact-free services as COVID-19 cases rise


PEORIA (WEEK) -- The Peoria Public Library will return to curbside pickup and remote digital offerings only starting Monday.

The move is in response to the rising COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations throughout the state, according to the library's announcement on Friday.

Public access will be restricted through Jan. 3, 2021, but staff will still be available onside and through phone or email.

Extended evening hours will be discontinued during this time so all branches will close at 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Normal Sunday hours -- noon to 5 p.m. -- still apply.

Curbside pickup will be available at all five locations during regular operating hours until 5 p.m. Patrons can place holds online anytime or call in their order to the branch they prefer to pick up at. They’ll be notified once their materials are ready.

Take-home craft kits can also be requested through curbside pickup.

For those who cannot leave their home due to illness or disability, Peoria Public Library offers contact-free home delivery. This service will continue, but is only available to Peoria residents. Patrons must apply by calling our Outreach Department at (309) 497-2069.

Modified Hours

  • Main Library – 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., M-Sat. Call 497-2000
  • McClure Branch – 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., M- Sat.; closed 1-2 p.m. every day Call 497-2700
  • Lakeview Branch – 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays; CLOSED THURSDAYS; 12-5 p.m. Sundays Call 497-2200
  • Lincoln Branch -- 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays; CLOSED WEDNESDAYS; 12-5 p.m. Sundays Call 497-2600
  • North Branch -- 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays; CLOSED TUESDAYS; 12-5 p.m. Sundays Call 497-2100
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