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July 4, 2022: IHLS will be closed Monday, July 4, in honor of Independence Day. Have a happy 4th!
June 29-July 5, 2022: Due to construction, the Edwardsville building is remaining closed to visitors through Tuesday, July 5. Delivery will run as usual. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause and thank you for your understanding. 
posted: June 20, 2022 - 10:04am

Published 5/10/2022 7:01 PM CT

Orange bag for the IHLS Delivery on the Go service

As Illinois Heartland Library System’s Delivery department works to revitalize the Delivery On the Go service, we’d like to answer some questions about the process.

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posted: May 10, 2022 - 7:01pm

Published 5/4/2022 12:05 PM CT

IHLS SchoolsThe end of the school year is quickly approaching, and Illinois Heartland Library System's delivery service to schools for this 2021-22 school year will end Friday, May 20, 2022. Please remember to return any extra bags and tubs to your IHLS hub. If your students return items after the final pick-up, you can return them to any local public library. If your school will be conducting summer sessions and you would like library delivery, please...

posted: May 4, 2022 - 12:05pm
Weather Alert for April 13, 2022: Due to weather in the Edwardsville and Carbondale areas, the Edwardsville and Carbondale buildings have closed as of 1 p.m. today. Professional staff is working remotely as they are able. Delivery routes have been completed.
posted: April 13, 2022 - 9:26am

Published 2/25/2016 2:32 PM CT, Updated 4/12/2022 5:30 PM CT

Orange bag for the IHLS Delivery on the Go service

Items can be delivered to your interlibrary loan patrons even faster with the IHLS Delivery On the Go service!

If you notice that an item you pull is for a library after you on your library’s IHLS Delivery route, you can help the receiving library’s patron get it faster by using the Delivery On the Go service—and others can do the same for you! The IHLS Delivery On the Go service enables qualifying items* to be delivered to the receiving library that very same day. Same route, same day.

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posted: April 12, 2022 - 7:09pm
Fri. Feb. 25, 2022: Due to inclement weather, delivery routes out of Carbondale are cancelled and the Carbondale building is closed. Professional staff is working remotely as they are able. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause and thank you for your patience. Be safe!
Thu. Feb. 24, 2022: Due to inclement weather, delivery routes out of Carbondale are cancelled and the Carbondale building is closed. Professional staff in Carbondale isworking remotely as they are able. Routes from the Edwardsville hub will run through noon and then will stop; libraries that do not receive their delivery by noon may assume they will not receive their delivery. The Champaign building is open and routes are running normally. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause and thank you for your patience. Be safe!
posted: February 23, 2022 - 8:54pm
Fri. Feb. 4, 2022: Due to inclement weather, ALL ROUTES are cancelled and ALL IHLS BUILDINGS are closed. Professional staff is working remotely. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause and thank you for your patience. Be safe!
Thu. Feb. 3, 2022: Due to inclement weather, ALL ROUTES are cancelled and ALL IHLS OFFICES are closed. Professional staff is working remotely. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause and thank you for your understanding. Be safe!
Wed. Feb. 2, 2022: Due to inclement weather, routes from CHAMPAIGN and EDWARDSVILLE routes are cancelled and these offices are closed with professional staff working remotely. Carbondale routes and offices will operate as usual. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause and thank you for your understanding. Be safe!
posted: February 4, 2022 - 10:06am

Published 9/2/2021 3:25 PM CT

warning symbol, image of a raining storm cloud, and an illustration of a man coping with a painful back injuryIHLS Delivery is dedicated to serving our library members in a safe and effective manner. Recently, IHLS Delivery drivers and sorters have reported several instances of libraries overfilling tubs in weight or volume. This can lead to two main problems for libraries and for IHLS--both of which your library can help avoid.

posted: September 1, 2021 - 3:23pm

Published 8/24/2021 4:19 PM CT

IHLS Schools

Welcome back, school library staff! We hope you had a great summer.

The first day of school delivery started on Aug. 23, 2021. We are no longer quarantining items at the IHLS hub locations, so interlibrary loan items will be delivered on a normal schedule. Please return any bags you may have from the previous school year by sending them with your IHLS Delivery driver. If you have any questions, please reach out to your hub manager.

posted: August 24, 2021 - 4:20pm

Delivery AnnouncementPublished 6/24/2021 9:41 AM CT

Good morning! I have received many questions about exchange points. IHLS is still maintaining COVID procedures used before Illinois went to Phase 5. We are continuing to wear masks, wipe high-touch areas, take the temperature of our staff, and keeping the no-contact exchange points. 

We will be evaluating not just the IHLS policy for our staff, but in Delivery, we will be evaluating the exchange points. ...

posted: June 24, 2021 - 10:44am