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How do I request items?
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Although our stacks aren't open for browing at this time, we do offer patrons several options for requesting library items:
The most efficient ways to request items at this time are:
- Catalog: CAPLD cardholders and patrons with library cards from participating SHARE member libraries, can order items through our online catalog.
- Call 217-483-2713. Phone orders can be placed during Library business hours. Our Librarians love speaking with patrons about their resource needs!
- Complete our Online Order Form. This is a great option for those who aren't quite sure which items they want but would like a Librarian to choose, pull, and put some options for them on hold.
Patrons are welcome to request items while in our lobby with the option of:
- Speaking, at a safe distance, with a staff member about their resource needs. The staff member can pull the items while the patron waits in our waiting area for the items to be retreived from the stacks or they may return to the Library once they receive notification from the Library that they requested items are ready for pickup.
If you're looking for a list of recommended books, you can take advantage of our Book Match service!