The phones are now working.

If you have a curbside pickup scheduled for today, staff is monitoring arrivals and you will still be able to pick up your holds.

Thank you to all for your patience!


No Contact Curbside Service has begun and is by appointment only. 


Updated: 6/25/2020 CURRENT PHASE: PHASE 2 

Our Dearest Community Members,

We would first like to say that we have missed all of you and hope that you are safe and well. Though the library building has been closed since March 17, 2020, we have offered online reference, entertainment databases, programming and online borrower registration. We will continue to offer these services with more to come!

The Library Board and Staff have worked diligently to create a five phase* reopening plan for the library.

Phase 1: Accepting Returns

On June 8, 2020 the library will begin accepting returns through the drive thru drop box only. At this time no late charges will be applied to accounts. We want you to be comfortable and take your time in returning items, so you will have until July 8, 2020 to return the items.

All returned items will be subject to a 7 day quarantine, so items may not be readily available for check out and will still appear on accounts.

Phase 2: No Contact Curbside Pickup Service BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

On June 17, 2020 the library will begin No Contact Curbside Pick Up. Staff asks for your patience while we work through expediting our Curbside Workflow.

Curbside Service Hours* are by APPOINTMENT ONLY. After placing your hold online or over the phone, you may receive your automated "Arrived Hold Notice" email but please note:

We will call you to schedule a pick up date and time frame that works for you and it can take 24 to 48 hours before you receive a scheduling phone call. Please do not expect to pick up your hold the same day you place it.

After scheduling the date and time frame of pick up, you may arrive at any time between the hours indicated below:

Monday - Friday: 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., 2:30 pm - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday:  10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., 1:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Sunday:  Library Closed

*Times reflect limited service hours in response to COVID-19 precautions and are subject to change. Our website will always have the most recent information.

Click here to view the Curbside Service Guide

To ensure the safety of the staff and public the building has maintained a regular cleaning schedule. Staff members have been trained on new safety procedures prior to returning to work. Staff members are required to wear PPE and to maintain social distancing at all times.

Phase 3: Limited Walk-in Service

Start date to be determined.

Phase 4: Transition to Full Service

Start date to be determined.

Phase 5: Return of Full Service

Start date to be determined.

We want to thank our community members for their continued support,

Your dedicated Library Board and Staff

*Please note that the numbered phases of the Fox Lake Library's re-opening plan do not necessarily coincide with the numbered phases of the Governor's Restore Illinois Plan. (added 06/25/2020)

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