Rockford, Illinois News

Rockford Public Library suspends indoor service amid COVID-19 spike

ROCKFORD — Beginning at 8 a.m., Tuesday, indoor service is suspended at all Rockford Public Library branches until Dec. 2.

“In response to recent high levels of COVID-19 in our region, we will be closing all library locations,” RPL Executive Director Lynn Stainbrook. “The health of our RPL staff and our customers remains our top priority.”

Eligible borrowed materials will be renewed according to RPL’s automatic renewal process. Patrons are encouraged to return borrowed materials to any RPL branch location through external walk-up and drive-up receptacles.

Materials can be renewed by visiting

RPL’s wireless network will remain accessible in branch parking lots during regular library hours Monday through Saturday.

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