Coronavirus (COVID-19): SMRLD Guide

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates


General Information About Coronaviruses

  • Named for the crown-like spikes on the surface of the virus
  • Human coronaviruses cause respiratory illnesses.
  • Coronaviruses spread person to person through when an infected person coughs or sneezes and someone else breathes those droplets in.

COVID-19 Information

  • COVID-19 can cause respiratory illness that ranges from mild to severe, or even deadly
  • Symptoms usually start between 2 to 14 days after infection and can include:
    • Fever
    • Cough
    • Shortness of Breath
  • There is a test available if you have symptoms and think you might have been exposed to COVID-19

If you believe you have been exposed to COVID-19 and are showing symptoms please contact the doctor’s office or emergency room BEFORE arriving!

SMRLD Updates

SMRLD is closed until further notice. Please check back here, as well as our Facebook for updates and more information.

Phases of Returning Library Services

We’re working hard to be able to bring Library services back to 62040! We’ve extended the due date on items checked out prior to the closure to July 6th.
On June 1st the material return boxes will reopen at both Libraries so you can return those items you’ve been holding.
On June 8th curbside pick-up will be available at our Johnson Road Library only. You will be able to request items by phone or online.
The next phase will be making appointments for in-person services at Delmar Avenue. As soon as we have a date for this we will let you know!
We also do not have a date when limited in-person visits will start – we’ll announce that when we can.
Thank you for your patience while we put practices and equipment in place to allow us to safely serve you.

 1. Extended due date to July 6 for all physical items checked out prior to the closure.

 2. Material Return Boxes Opening – No Overdue Fees!

 3. Online and phone ordering of SMRLD materials. Curbside pick-up at Johnson Rd Library only.

 4. In-person services by appointment only at Delmar Ave Library.

  • US Passport applications
  • Notary
  • IL vehicle sticker renewals
  • IDNR fishing and hunting licenses
  • Voter’s registration
  • Online completion of:
    • Government forms (unemployment, social security, etc.)
    • Employment applications
    • New job onboarding, etc.

 5. Limited in-person visits to Delmar Ave Library only. 


Monday, June 1, 2020, Book Drops at Both Locations Reopen

  • Please continue to keep items at home that will not fit into the book drops either because the item is too large or because the book drop is full.
  • Due dates on all items checked out before closure have been extended to July 6
  • When materials are returned they will be quarantined a minimum of 72 hours before being wiped with disinfectant and returned through circulation.


SMRLD Digital Resources

If you aren’t able to visit us in person, the library has a wide variety of online resources you can access from wherever you are. Don’t forget to check out Hoopla, Cloud Library, and RB Digital for ebooks, e-audiobooks, magazines,  music, tv shows, movies, and more. If you need help downloading any of these apps, visit Streaming Movies, Music, eBooks, eAudiobooks, eComics, & eMagazines or call us at (618) 452-6238 ext. 730 or ext. 755.

You can also manage your library account after hours or remotely! You can renew books, place holds, and more. 

What SMRLD is Doing to Help Reduce the Spread of Illness

  • While we clean and disinfect both libraries daily, we have increased the frequency. Materials and toys are disinfected as well.
  • Hand sanitizing stations are always conveniently placed in both buildings.
  • Boxes of tissues are at every service desk; wastebaskets are available throughout the buildings.
  • Staff do have paid sick leave and are required to stay home if they are ill.

What Can You Do to Help Reduce the Spread of Illness

  • Cover your mouth with a tissue or your upper sleeve when coughing or sneezing.
  • Discard your used tissues immediately.
  • Wash your hands often for a minimum of 20 seconds with soap and warm water or use a hand sanitizer that is at least 60% alcohol.
  • Avoid touching your face with unwashed hands.
  • Stay home if you are not feeling well or are experiencing flu-like symptoms. 

Important Phone Numbers and Emails

Reliable Resources 


2001 Delmar


2145 Johnson


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