Returned items are currently quarantined for 7 days. The DVD2GO machine automatically quarantines disks for 3 days.
For items you place on hold, once you receive a notification that your items are ready, you have 7 days to pick up your holds from the Library Foyer.
Building is Open for Library Lite Express Service
The Lake Forest Library building is open for Library Lite express service with modified hours and new safety protocols.
Face coverings or masks over the nose and mouth are required at all times while in the building.
Foyer Pickup has replaced Curbside Collect. All holds will be in the Library Foyer for patrons to grab and go.
For all service adjustment and required protocols, please visit the Library Lite page.
As we all have discovered, the situation is changing rapidly. Please check back on our website or social media pages for the latest information.
Thank you for your patience and understanding as we work to support health and safety measures as recommended by the CDC.
See all updates about the Library's response to COVID-19.
See curated information about COVID-19.
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Status of Services and Resources
|⬤||Physical library materials from the Lake Forest collection are available for grab-and-go pickup in the Library Foyer. Search the online catalog and place holds on items you would like. Make sure "Limit by" is set to "Lake Forest Materials." You can also call us to place holds.|
|⬤||DVD2GO machine at the West Train Station is available for borrowing and returning DVD2GO DVDs and Blu-Rays. Discs not originally checked out from the DVD2GO machine must be returned to the Library.|
|⬤||Digital resources including eBooks, streaming movies, and most databases are available for access from home to all Lake Forest residents with a library card. Request a temporary virtual library card.|
|⬤||Reference and Readers Advisory services are available. You can contact your librarians by live chat, phone, and email.|
|⬤||Virtual Events are available through Microsoft Teams and other platforms. Library Live mini programs including live storytimes are available on the Library's Facebook and Instagram pages. For details on how to join, visit our How to Join page.|
|⬤||Book return boxes behind the Library and the book return slots in the wall at the West Train Station are open and accepting returns. We are a fine-free library.|
|⬤||Library Wi-Fi is available in the building, as well as from outside the building or nearby parking spots (signal strength varies outside). When near the Library building, connect to "Public." Alternatively, you may be able to turn your phone into a Wi-Fi hotspot to use anywhere to connect your nearby devices to the internet.|
|⬤||Library building is open with modified hours and express services. See details on the Library Lite page.|
|⬤||Public computers are available for one 1-hour session per day. Not all computer stations will be turned on, in order to support physical distancing requirements.|
|⬤||The Media Lab is available for one 1-hour session per day for experienced users. Hours are 11:00 am–4:00 pm. No in-person assistance is available at this time. To schedule an appointment, visit the Media Lab page.|
|⬤||Interlibrary Loans are currently unavailable. You can check out items from the Lake Forest Library collection.|
|⬤||Book donations to the Friends are not currently being accepted. Please do not leave any items at the back dock.|