Mask

We're Open!
BROWSING | COMPUTER | PRINT/COPY | FAX | NOTARY

No appointments necessary!

You don't need an appointment, but capacity is limited. Computer use is limited to 2 hours per day; reservations aren't required but are recommended to ensure availability. Limited seating is available on the main level. If needed, our WiFi signal extends to the benches, stone circle, and parking lot (parking available on weekends only). Masks and social distancing are still required at all times.

Not ready to visit? Use our curbside service instead!

How Does Curbside Service Work?

 

Curbside Hours

Mon - Thu: 3 - 7 pm

Fri: 11 am - 5 pm

Sat: 11 am - 3 pm

Step 1: Placing A Hold
 

Child/Teen material: youthservices@riversidelibrary.org

Step 2: Notification

 

Wait for notification that your material ready for pick up. Notice will arrive based on your account preferences (phone, email, or text).

 

​Step 3: Picking Up material

 

Picking up by car: Use designated parking spaces located along Burling Rd.
Walk-up Service: Use designated spaces located by the bench in front of the Library.


Curbside FAQs

 

How long can I keep items?

Standard checkout rules are in force. Items will auto-renew up to 2 times unless there is a hold on that item.


 

Are you accepting book donations?

We are not accepting general book donations. If you have items that have been released within the last year that you are interested in donating, please call the Library at 708.442.6366 to see if we need extra copies of popular titles.

Moving Towards Normal!

We're getting reading for some big changes!

 

Our final project, the lower level sprinkler system, got started on May 12. We are hoping that the project will be completed by early June and that the new space will get occupancy approval by mid June.

 

With recent updates by the CDC and anticipated changes in state mandates, the Library is excited to announce some service changes just in time for Summer 2021.

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Changes Set to Take Effect After Lower Level is Open

Starting AFTER lower level opening (exact date will be announced soon!):

 

  • Occupancy will be increased to 60% capacity!

  • All youth and teen materials will be available for patron browsing.

  • Computer sessions will remain 60 minutes. However, if nobody is waiting, users will be able to request an additional 60 minutes per day. Computers will be available in the adult, teen, and youth areas.

  • Select seating will be added to all areas of the Library. Furniture will be arranged to meet social distancing guidelines.

  • Newspapers and magazines will be available for browsing.

  • We are no longer quarantining material and remain fine free.

  • Curbside services remain available during posted hours.

  • Meeting areas are not yet open to the public.

  • Except for periodic outdoor programming, most programs will remain virtual through 2021.


While inside the Library, masks are still required for anyone over the age of 2. Even as our vaccination numbers increase, the Library is committed to protecting our at-risk patrons, including children and adults who are ineligible to receive the COVID vaccine.


We will continue to monitor state and CDC guidelines and will make service changes as needed.

Mask Policy (PDF)