Hillsboro Library Ready To Move, Closes Nov. 22


Hillsboro Public Library will be closed Monday, Nov. 22, for packing, moving, shelving, and the long awaited move from 214 School Street to 420 South Main Street in Hillsboro.

During closure there will be no in-person services. The only exception to the rule are holds pickup or interlibrary loan pickup by appointment only for materials that are received. The library is recommending that the public utilize the local banks or The Journal-News for copying or faxing services. Computer users will need to visit another library during this time.

The library staff wants to use this opportunity to remind all regular patrons to come in this week to get a “blue card” prior to Monday, Nov. 22, to become a reciprocal borrower at neighboring libraries. Participating libraries include Litchfield Public Library, Doyle Public Library in Raymond, Greenville Public Library, Witt Library or any other participating library in Illinois.

Kolb stated that an alternative to physical checkout at another library is to sign up for “Overdrive Ebooks” with the Hillsboro Library the week of Monday, Nov. 15, through Saturday, Nov. 20. Library patrons who currently hold books or other materials can either return books through the book drop box (slot) at the top of the stairs now through Saturday, Dec. 4, or keep their materials until the library reopens. There will be no fines during the time of closure.

In addition, the library is no longer taking genealogy or research requests, or further interlibrary loan requests.

For questions, concerns, or clarification on any of these guidelines please contact the library at 217-532-3055. 


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