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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

published 11/18/2020 12:06 PM CT

 

IHLS Library Members, 

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

Published 9/4/2020 06:30 PM CT

IHLS Members,

posted: September 4, 2020 - 6:32pm

IHLS Library Members,

In light of the increasing coronavirus positivity rates and other metrics tracked in the Restore Illinois pandemic plan, it's possible that Region 4, the Metro East Region, or another of the plan's 11 regions could move back into Phase 3. We want to assure our member libraries that IHLS Delivery will continue to operate and make deliveries should Region 4 or any region reenter Phase 3. ...

posted: July 31, 2020 - 2:07pm

Delivery Statistics

Since delivery was stopped in March, arrangements were made to 'exchange' items before regular delivery continued.

posted: June 25, 2020 - 5:21pm