COVID-19 Updates for Our Library

Library Hours

  • Monday – Thursday | 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
  • Friday | 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Saturday | 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Sunday | 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

What you can expect upon your next visit to the Library:

  • In accordance with the CDC and IDPH recommendations, the Bensenville Community Public Library will require all individuals to wear a mask while inside the Library, regardless of vaccination status.
  • Masks are not required for patrons in attendance at Library-sponsored outdoor programs.
  • There is no hourly visit limit in place.
  • Full computer availability in the Adult Services and Youth Services Departments.
  • Study room spaces are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Public meeting room reservations will resume beginning September 1.
  • Toys and other manipulatives are available in the Youth Services Department.
  • Furniture and seating has been restored throughout the Library, while accommodating appropriate distancing.
  • Please stay mindful of social distancing! Floor decals are placed around the Library to remind patrons and staff to maintain a safe and comfortable distance.
  • Sneeze guards are in place at service desks and hand sanitizer is readily available throughout the building.
  • Passport services are available. We accept passport applications by appointment only. Please call (630) 766-4642 to schedule an appointment, or email us at passport@benlib.org. More information at benlib.org/passport-services.
  • Faxes costs $1 per page to send and receive. Copies cost 10¢ for black and white per side. When printing in our computer lab, the first 10 prints will be free. After the first 10 free prints, prints will cost 25¢ for color (per side) and 10¢ for black and white (per side).
  • The Library will begin to implement a hybrid of in-person (indoor and outdoor) and virtual programming for our community. Please view our current Program Guide to see all of our current programming opportunities. 
  • All items returned to the Library are no longer subject to a material quarantine.
  • Though late fees have not been charged during this time, beginning July 1, the Library will be Fine Free Forever! (Laptops and hotspots will still be subject to late fees.)
  • Newspapers are available to browse.
  • Curbside pickup, and other contact-free, online services, are still available for patrons.

The Bensenville Community Public Library is currently open, but please note that we have a variety of contact-free services, such as curbside pickup and our online services, available for use.

Questions? Call us at (630) 766-4642, fill out our Contact Us form, or email us at reference@benlib.org.

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