Published 7/1/20 4:00 PM CT

Reopening and interlibrary loan restarting information and reminders from: IHLS Delivery, SHARE consortium, and the REALM Project (informally known to some as "the Battelle study").

posted: June 30, 2020 - 6:01pm

person in medical scrubs and wearing medical gloves holding an open book


[S]cientists have found that the virus SARS-CoV-2 that causes COVID-19 is not detectable on five common library materials after three days.

posted: June 25, 2020 - 6:13pm

Delivery Statistics

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

posted: June 25, 2020 - 5:21pm
No delivery Tuesday, 6/23 or Wednesday, 6/24. Deliveries as discussed on Thursday, 6/25 and Friday, 6/26.
posted: June 23, 2020 - 9:18am

Delivery is a part of our partnership with each library and its community. Each of us wants to ensure that the processes are safe for everyone from the IHLS staff driving the vans to your patrons picking up the materials. A working group of IHLS delivery staff members and staff members from nine member libraries are helping us to figure safety procedures and a plan to resume the responsible delivery of library materials. Each library needs to create its own plan for providing services, but it is up to all of us to make sure that the exchange of materials is safe for everyone.

posted: May 27, 2020 - 11:21am

Dear IHLS Members,

Today, Governor Pritzker announced that he will be extending the stay-at-home order for Illinois through the end of May. In compliance, IHLS Delivery will continue to be suspended and all IHLS locations will remain closed through May 30, 2020, or until the governor's executive order is lifted. 

posted: April 23, 2020 - 4:31pm

The suspension of IHLS Delivery has been extended through Thursday, April 30, 2020. 

Please see Executive Director Leslie Bednar's response to the State of Illinois stay-at-home executive order for more information.

posted: March 20, 2020 - 6:30pm

3/16/20 Update: Delivery suspended through March 30

posted: March 16, 2020 - 12:00am
February 13, 2020 - Champaign routes may be delayed today due to weather conditions.

Please be patient as we try to deliver to all libraries in a timely and safe manner. Thank you.

posted: February 13, 2020 - 8:33am