The library is currently closed to the public. Limited in-person services are available by appointment.
Curbside pickup is available Tuesdays from 10:00 a.m. to noon and Thursdays from 6:00-8:00 p.m.


Youth Services

     
Acorn Update
  Acorn TV Update
AcornTV service will be discontinued on the RBdigital platform on Friday, May 14, 2021. Unfortunately, we cannot continue this service on another platform, as it is not available for purchase. We will update you about the future of other streaming services on RBdigital Entertainment as soon as we are notified of their status.
     
NYT Online
  New! The New York Times Online
Get the same experience as a New York Times subscriber, free online with your Winfield Library card!

To access The New York Times from home:
  1. Visit our catalog at https://winf.agverso.com/ and login to your account. Guests may not use this service so you must be logged in.
  2. Find the All Headings button near the search bar at the top of the page. Click the Select Resources icon, also known as the "burger" or the "stack of pancakes," next to the All Headings button.
  3. Click the text link to "New York Times Digital."
  4. A new window will pop up with a code. Click "Redeem."
  5. Next, create a NYT account. You will be notified that your access will last 24 hours. You can log in again after 24 hours using this same procedure.

To access The New York Times using a library computer or our wi-fi:

  1. Register or log in at nytimes.com/register.
  2. Enjoy unlimited access on any library computer or a device connected to our wi-fi.
     
In-Person Services
 

In-Person Services by Appointment
Please Read Carefully
We have opened the lower level of the library for limited service by appointment. This is in addition to curbside pickup service. We have moved furniture, shelving, and materials in order to make the lower level conducive to browsing new materials while maintaining social distancing.

Available on the lower level:

  • New books, audiobooks, music and movies for all ages.
  • New and back issues of magazines for all ages.
  • Themed grab bags for all ages.
  • Two computers and a printer/copier.
  • Hand sanitizer stations.

To see pictures of the lower level changes, please see our post on Facebook.

All other materials, including adult, kids, and teen books that are no longer new, are currently housed on the upper level. These will not be available to browse. The upper level will be closed to the public; please continue to use curbside pickup when checking out older materials.

In-Person Visits: What You Need to Know

  • Due to the need to social distance, we will be taking appointments for six library members during each time slot.
  • Staffing needs dictate that in-person visit days may change from week to week; we will let you know the available dates and times when you ask for a time slot.
  • Time slots begin at the top of the hour and last for 45 minutes.
  • Staff will clean and sanitize the public area between appointments.
  • Everyone age 2 and older must wear a mask when entering the library and must maintain social distance. Illinois' mask mandate is still in effect.
  • Upon entering, a staff greeter will check your name and ask if anyone in your household has recently experienced any Covid-related symptoms.
  • There is a 20 item check out limit.

Make an appointment:

  • Email wfdstaff@winfield.lib.il.us or call (630) 653-7599.
  • We will ask you if you need to use a public computer; there will be two computers available during each time slot.
  • If you have curbside pickup items that you plan to pick up during an in-person appointment instead, please let us know so we can have your items ready for you.
   
Curbside pickup
 

Curbside Pickup Procedures
Tuesdays, 10:00 a.m. to noon and Thursdays, 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Three ways to place holds:

To pick up items:

  • PLEASE WAIT to come to the library to pick items up until we have called or emailed you and set up a pick-up date and time.
  • Please have your library card or ID available if asked.
  • Park your car and walk up to the downstairs entrance to pick up your items. Please wear a mask and keep your distance from other patrons.
  • Weather permitting, the table with the pickup bags will be outside near the downstairs entrance.
  • If you have questions or concerns, please email us at wfdstaff@winfield.lib.il.us, or call the library at (630) 653-7599, instead of asking during pickup.
  • If you have curbside pickup items that you plan to pick up during an in-person appointment instead, please let us know so we can have your items ready for you.

Return items in the outside book drops. These are unlocked 24/7.

     
Calendar of Events
 

Events Calendar
Spring Events Now Listed
Events will take place on Zoom, Facebook, and/or YouTube. If the event is purple, it is for children; if it is blue, it is for adults. If the event is underlined, please register. Please read carefully regarding virtual locations. Click here to view library events.

Facebook Events: Facebook.com/WinfieldLib
YouTube Channel: YouTube.com/WinfieldLibrary

   
AtoZ America
 

New! AtoZ Food America
Explore food culture and traditional recipes from around the country, featuring 6 regions, 50 states, and 33 ethnic groups. It also includes historical recipes! Log in using your Winfield Library card number.

   
Trustee Vacancy
 

Trustee Vacancy
The Winfield Public Library Board of Trustees is accepting applications for a trustee opening on the Library Board to fill an open position. Interested applicants must be 18 years or older and Village of Winfield residents. A Review Committee may be meeting with interested candidates at a date to be arranged. If you have further questions please contact Matthew Suddarth at the Library by calling (630) 653-7599 or via email at suddarth@winfield.lib.il.us.

Please return a letter of interest and a resume to:
Trustee review committee
Library Board of Trustees
Winfield Public Library
0S291 Winfield Road
Winfield, IL 60190.

     
FAQ
 

How can I access digital books, audiobooks and magazines?
Visit our downloadables page. Download the Libby app for eBooks, eAudiobooks, and digital magazines, or the RBdigital app for streaming entertainment the Great Courses and more.

What is my Libby PIN?
Although Libby asks for a PIN, what they actually need is the same password you use to log in to the library's regular catalog. If you can't remember your password, use the "Forgot Your Password" link in the catalog.

Who should I contact if I need help?
General questions: Katie at wfdstaff@winfield.lib.il.us.
Library card questions: Rozanne at rmurphy@winfield.lib.il.us.

Where can I see your updates?
Please like and follow our Facebook page. This is the best place to check for further updates during this time.
Click here to see all updates since March 2020.

 
Grab Bags
  Request a Grab Bag
Not sure what to read next? The library's new Grab Bag service is here to help! Email us your name, age (if not for an adult), and what type of books you want to read. We'll place some surprise items on hold for you for curbside pickup!

Don't know what to ask for? Tell us some of your favorite books, the last book you read that you loved, or just a subject you want to know more about. Email us with subject line "Grab Bag" at wfdstaff@winfield.lib.il.us and let us surprise you!
   
Grab & Go Craft Kits
  Grab & Go Craft Kits
Be on the look out when you come in for curbside pickup. Our Grab & Go Craft Kits are available at the curbside pickup table in a blue basket. Grab a craft kit during our curbside pickup hours, Tuesday mornings from 10 to noon and Thursday evenings from 6-8. Please follow all social distancing guidelines when you come in. Kits are available while supplies last.

Current craft kits go along with our "One World, Many Cultures" programs for kids.
   
Contactless Homebound Delivery
 

Contactless Homebound Delivery
Homebound delivery is now a contactless service. Any library patron is who is permanently or temporarily homebound is eligible for this service.

To request delivery, email us at wfdstaff@winfield.lib.il.us with a list of what books you'd like. Ask for specific titles or books in your favorite genre. Library staff will put these items on hold for you and you will be notified by the Homebound Delivery team to schedule your delivery time. Books will be delivered to a porch, step, garage, or other contactless delivery point. Email is the best way to contact us, but you may also call us at (630) 653-7599.

     
 

Stay Linked to the Library with our eNewsletter
Stay up-to-date on all library events and news by signing up for our Library Link eNewsletters. Choose All Events, Children’s Events and/or Adult Events. Click here to sign up!

   
NextReads
 

Find Your Next Read in Your Email
NextReads is an email service that provides reading suggestions for all ages in more than 23 reading interest categories, including links to Winfield Library’s online catalog. Sign up to get email newsletters featuring new and favorite books in your preferred genres!

     
     

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