Coronavirus (COVID-19): SMRLD Guide

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates


SMRLD Updates

Check back here, as well as our Facebook for updates and more information.

Current Library Services

In-Person Services

  • Masks are optional but encouraged and recommended
  • If you are sick, do not visit the library – stay home
  • Cover your coughs and sneezes
  • Masks and tissues are available
  • Respect the comfort of others
  • Masks are REQUIRED in the History Room
  • Services Include: Browsing; Computer Use; Job Search Help; Notary; Research; Tech Help; Scan/Copy/Fax; Passports; License Plate Renewals; and Hunting/Fishing Licenses.

Curbside Pickup

  • Reserve your books, movies and more in advance: online at, via email at [email protected], or by phone 618-452-6238.
  • When you are notified that your items are ready, travel to 2145 Johnson Rd – pick any spot in the parking lot, call 618-501-4798
  • Library staff will place your materials on a table. After the staff have walked away you may pick them up. If you have mobility issues, please notify us in advance and staff may place the materials in your trunk.
  • If you are not sure what title you want, let us browse for you!  Our librarians will be happy to find materials for you based on what you like.  Just fill out the form below and we will pick out 5 things just for you!
  • The book drops are open at both libraries, so you may return your items & repeat!
  • Questions? Call the library at 618-501-4798

Digital Tools

  • Our Digital Branch is available 24/7 for Streaming Movies, Music, eBooks, eAudiobooks, eComics, & eMagazines visit and for online resources visit
  • Need to register for a library card? Visit
  • Wi-Fi is available in the parking lot at both locations

Programs & Fun

  • A variety of programs are scheduled, including take home crafts.
  • Follow library social media for more details,

Hours: Monday 9-6; Tuesday, Wednesday, & Thursday 11-8; and Friday & Saturday 9-6

Questions? Call 618-452-6238 or email [email protected]


All returned materials are being wiped with disinfectant and returned through circulation. These items will remain on your record during this time, but will not be subject to overdue fines.

Monetary donations are always appreciated however, books or other materials are NOT being accepted at this time.


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 our Streaming Movies, Music, eBooks, eAudiobooks, eComics, & eMagazines page for ebooks, e-audiobooks, magazines,  music, tv shows, movies, and more. If you need help downloading any of these apps 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. 


Essential Library Services during COVID-19

Phases of Returning Library Services

We’re working hard to be able to bring Library services back to 62040! 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! – June 1, 2020

 3. Online and phone ordering of SMRLD materials. Curbside pick-up at Johnson Rd Library only. – June 8, 2020

 4. Limited in-person visits to Delmar Ave Library only. – July 7, 2020

 5.  Limited in-person visits to Delmar Ave and Johnson Rd. Curbside pick-up at Johnson Rd Library only. – October 12, 2020

 6. Buildings Closed. Return to Curbside pick-up at Johnson Rd Library only. Book drops open at both locations- November 17, 2020

 7. Buildings Closed. To provide as much service as possible while maintaining the highest degree of safety, curbside pickup and in-person by-appointment-only visits will be available at both library locations – November 23, 2020

 8. Curbside pickup and in-person visits by-appointment-only- November 23, 2020

 9. Curbside pick-up & Limited in-person visits to Delmar Ave and Johnson Rd. – February 1, 2021

10. In Response to Rising COVID-19 Cases All in-person GROUP programs are paused for January. Thank you for your understanding and patience. – January 7, 2022

11. In-person events resume at our Delmar Ave location – February 1, 2022 

12. Masks are optional but encouraged and recommended, with the exception of the History Room where Masks are REQUIRED – February 28, 2022

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 a 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!

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 


Drive-Thru, Curbside, Carryout, and Delivery in 62040

2001 Delmar

OpenToday: 9:00 am – 6:00 pm

2145 Johnson

OpenToday: 9:00 am – 6:00 pm

Upcoming Events

  • Nintendo Switch September 30, 2023 at 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm Teen Room, 2001 Delmar Ave, Granite City, IL 62040, USA Nintendo SwitchEvery Saturday, 1-4 PMTeen Room, 2001 Delmar AveGrades 7-12For more information email the Teen Services Librarian at: [email protected]
  • S.T.E.A.M. Take Home Kits October 1, 2023 S.T.E.A.M. Take Home KitsScience Technology Engineering Arts MathSeptember: Floating Ball GameOctober: Inflating GhostsNovember: Spinning HelicoptersFor Grades 2-6Pick up a kit with supplies and instructions at either library location while supplies last.Questions? Email [email protected] or call the Youth Services department at 618-452-6238 ext 720
  • 5th Annual Library Crawl October 1, 2023 – October 31, 2023 October 1st through 31st Check out some of our neighboring libraries this Fall The crawl passports will be available September 30th at both libraries. Visit 5 libraries by October 31st and you will be entered into a drawing for a Quick Trip gift card! Passports must be turned in by November 2nd.
  • Story Time October 2, 2023 at 10:00 am – 10:30 am 2145 Johnson Rd, Granite City, IL 62040, USA Story TimeEnjoy stories, music and crafts!Mondays at 10 AMSMRLD 2145 Johnson Road&Wednesdays at 6 PMSMRLD 2001 Delmar AveQuestions? Email [email protected] or call the Youth Services department at 618-452-6238
  • Book Challenges on the Rise: Support Your Freedom to Read October 2, 2023 at 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm Zoom Registration Link:“Freedom to Read” is a fundamental American right: your right to choose the ideas, information, and cultural experiences that are right for you and your family. That right is guaranteed by the First Amendment of the United States Constitution. And your public library supports that right by providing free and open access to all. Book…

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