Welcome Back!

Lower Level is now open!

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. Masks and social distancing are required while visiting the Library, regardless of vaccination status.

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.

The Library's Lower Level is Now Open!



  • 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 visiting the Library, masks are 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)