Curbside or In-Person Pickup

The Library is open!
  Patrons are encouraged to use the form below to place orders in advance.  Pickups can take place inside the building or through curbside pickup.

Curbside Pickup or In-Person Pickup is available during all library hours, no appointment needed.

Monday-Thursday    1-6pm

Friday-Saturday   Noon-3pm


  • Complete the curbside pickup order form below or by calling 217-935-5174. Orders can be placed at any time.

  • Patrons must have a Vespasian Warner Public Library card to place an order. Temporary library cards are available to residents who live in the district on our website.

  • Families should place orders together. There is a limit of 10 items per person. 

  • Books, audiobooks, CDs, DVDs, Blu-Rays, magazines, and videogames can be ordered through curbside. Children’s book bundles are also available by subject.

  • Requests for specific items can be made, but they may not be available during this time. Library staff are happy to select different items based on your preferences.

  • Wait for a phone call from a library staff member to let know when your order is ready.

  • Pickups are available during all library hours.   You no longer need to schedule a pickup time and can decide whether you want to come into the building or use curbside services.

  • If using curbside pickup, pull up near the front door of the library. If necessary, form a line.

  • Upon arrival, call the library at 217-935-5174.  Patrons without cell phones should call the library before leaving home.  Do not exit the vehicle.

  • If there is a line, please call when you enter the line. This will allow staff to have materials ready and waiting. While not anticipated, the line should wrap into the parking lot and not down the street.

  • One person per vehicle when possible, please!

  • Open the vehicle trunk or roll down the back passenger window to receive materials. A staff member will place items in the vehicle without person-to-person contact.

  • Staff will not engage in extended conversation or contact with patrons.Staff are not permitted to open a delivery bag or touch materials once they have been checked-out.

Walkers and bikers can also use curbside pickup. Please contact the library for details.

  • The parking lot book drop will be open 24/7 beginning June 1st. Patrons should return all previous items before picking up new items.

  • The book drop near the front door of the library building will remained closed.

  • Returned items will be quarantined for three days before being checked in. Library staff will contact patrons with any questions at that time.

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