The library is open for:

Curbside Service

Due to the surge in coronavirus cases and the governor's recent strong guidance to Illinois residents to stay at home except for all but essential business, Midlothian Public Library will revert to curbside service only effective Monday, November 16.

In contrast with our period of curbside-only service earlier this summer, we will remain operational for our full regular hours. We will provide the following additional services in curbside mode:

  • Remote printing via our website and printing from flash drives.
  • Photocopying, faxing, and scanning.

We will handle 10 pages total (for any of the above services) per patron per day. There will be no charge for these services.  In addition, we will process library card applications via curbside, as well as online and by U.S. mail.

How to Request Materials 

Use our online catalog to place a hold (see upper right-hand corner of our website). The SWAN consortium has now resumed "Pick Up Anywhere," so you may select the SWAN library of your choice to pick up your materials.


Call 708-535-2027. Staff can help you select items. 

Please note: 

Items requested online will be checked out to you the next day. Phone requests will be checked out to you the same day. If not picked up in 7 days, items will be checked in and re-shelved.  

How to Pick Up Materials: Curbside

Curbside pickup is available during regular business hours.

  1. Pull into numbered spot in our parking lot 
  2. Wait inside your vehicle at all times.
  3. If on foot, wait 6 feet from other people. 
  4. Call 708-535-2027 and give staff your name. 
  5. Pop your trunk and wait for staff to deliver materials. 

Please note: 

If you don’t have a cell phone to call from the parking lot, call the library from home to make an appointment for a pickup time. 

If you can’t use your trunk, staff will place your materials in a bag on the pavement outside your car. 

How to Print from Home

1.  Click here 


1.  Start from Under HOW DO I? go to TECHNOLOGY and click Print Anywhere. 


2.  Select Black & White or Color, type in your name, and upload a document or paste in the web address of the document you want to print. 
3.  Click the gray forward arrow twice. It will calculate the number of pages and the price.  
4.  To approve your job, click the green printer icon. 
5.  When you see, “Your request has been processed,” your job has been sent. 
6.  Jobs will be held for 24 hours. 

Homebound Delivery

The library offers homebound delivery service to individuals permanently or temporarily confined to their homes. Individuals who are vulnerable to the Coronavirus due to age or health conditions are also welcome to use this service. Midlothian residents of all ages are eligible. Deliveries will be made contact-free in plastic boxes on your porch or a similar area at your residence.

To get started, just call the library at (708) 535-2027, and a library staff member will take your application by phone. Or go to and print out an application, which may be returned by U.S. mail, email, or fax.

Once you are signed up, library staff will assist you in selecting reading, listening, and viewing materials and coordinate delivery to your home.

 eBooks & eResources

Above, click DIGITAL LIBRARY and E-MEDIA for a variety of eBooks and other resources available from the library. All are free, but some require a library card and/or PIN number, and some require a password. Please click the name of the resource for how to login. Those that require passwords will have the password on the resource page.

 How to Sign Up for a Library Card 

Library card sign-up will be available via curbside service. To see what documents to bring, click here. If you would prefer not to come to the library, call (708) 535-2027 to request an application by mail.


Click “Card Signup” on the upper right-hand corner of our website and fill out the application. Your digital card will be immediately active for online materials only. Then a library staff member will call you to convert your digital card to a full-service one in person or by mail.

Please note: 

Online card signup is only available to individuals age 13 and up. 

Resetting Your PIN

If you don’t know or don’t remember your PIN, do this:

Returning Your Materials

To accommodate our construction, we've moved our book drop across the parking lot (by the apartments, next to the tree and the red steel decorative structure). Returns are accepted in the book drop outside the building.  Based on the scientific findings of the REALM Project, conducted by Battelle Labs and sponsored by the federal Institute for Museum and Library Services and the OCLC library consortium, we quarantine every item returned for 3 days before returning it to our shelves to ensure that there are no traces of the virus on any item we check out. After the 3-day quarantine period, items returned will be removed from your record. There are no overdue penalties for materials in quarantine past the due date.

Online Programming

We can’t open our building for programs right now, but we will bring the programs to you—online or through take-and-make kits. Please see our online event calendar for details on what will happen and how to join.


Due to the extreme caution required in the handling of materials at this time, we are not accepting donations of books or other media until further notice.