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Welcome to the
Steger-South Chicago Heights Public Library!

We’re here to provide lifelong learning and to help you find your path.

We are pleased to now offer Curbside Services!
Call 708-755-5040 or email ref.ssch@gmail.com for the details.

The library will offer Curbside Services the following days and times:
โ€ข Mondays-Thursdays 10 a.m.-1 p.m. and 4-7 p.m.
โ€ข Fridays & Saturdays 1-4 p.m.

Requests for items may be made online via SWAN or via email or phone. For all of the details on our Curbside Services, please call us at 708-755-5040 or email us at ref.ssch@gmail.com

Our book drop is now open! If you notice the book drop is full, we ask you to please wait and make your return another time. Also, please do not place any donated items in the book drop, as we are not receiving donations at this time. Please remember that the library’s WiFi signal is still available in the parking lot; be sure to maintain the appropriate physical distance there, as well. Please stay safe and stay at home; we look forward to the days when we can fully welcome you back to the library and we can see you again in-person!


Curbside Service Q&A

Q: ๐—œ ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐˜๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐—ป๐—ฒ๐—ฑ ๐˜€๐—ผ๐—บ๐—ฒ๐˜๐—ต๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—ฎ ๐—ณ๐—ฒ๐˜„ ๐—ฑ๐—ฎ๐˜†๐˜€ ๐—ฎ๐—ด๐—ผ ๐—ฏ๐˜‚๐˜ ๐—ถ๐˜’๐˜€ ๐˜€๐˜๐—ถ๐—น๐—น ๐˜€๐—ต๐—ผ๐˜„๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—ผ๐—ป ๐—บ๐˜† ๐—ฎ๐—ฐ๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ป๐˜. ๐—ช๐—ต๐—ฎ๐˜’๐˜€ ๐—ด๐—ผ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—ผ๐—ป?
A: All items are quarantined for at least four days before we check them in. But don’t worry: it won’t be marked overdue. If you returned your item more than 5 days ago, give us a call and we’ll look into it.

Q: ๐—–๐—ฎ๐—ป ๐—œ ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ฑ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐—ถ๐˜๐—ฒ๐—บ๐˜€ ๐—ณ๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐—บ ๐—ผ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐—น๐—ถ๐—ฏ๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ฒ๐˜€ ๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐—ถ๐˜๐—ฒ๐—บ๐˜€ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฎ๐˜ ๐—ต๐—ฎ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐—ป’๐˜ ๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐—บ๐—ฒ ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐˜ ๐˜†๐—ฒ๐˜?
A: Yes! You can order items by:
โ€ข logging in to your account by clicking here
โ€ข using the SWAN Libraries app for Android or iOS
โ€ข calling us at 708-755-5040
โ€ข sending us a Facebook message
โ€ข emailing us at ref.ssch@gmail.com

Q: ๐—–๐—ฎ๐—ป ๐—œ ๐—ฝ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ป๐˜ ๐˜€๐—ผ๐—บ๐—ฒ๐˜๐—ต๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด?
A: Yes! Email our project (stegerlibrary@gmail.com) with your name and phone number. We will call to let you know we have received the job and printed it successfully. You can pick it up during our curbside hours. We delete your email after it is successfully printed, so you don’t need worry about keeping copies of anything personal. Black and white printing is $0.10 a page and color printing is $0.25 a page.

Q: ๐—–๐—ฎ๐—ป ๐—œ ๐—บ๐—ฎ๐—ธ๐—ฒ ๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐—ฝ๐—ถ๐—ฒ๐˜€?
A: We can make copies for you during our curbside hours. Black and white copies are $0.10 a page and color copies are $0.25 a page.

Q: ๐—–๐—ฎ๐—ป ๐—œ ๐˜€๐—ฒ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—ฎ ๐—ณ๐—ฎ๐˜…?
A: We can send faxes for you during our curbside hours. Faxing is $1/page. We also recommend asking the person you are faxing if they are willing to receive your document by email instead, because we can scan your document and email it to you for free.

Q: ๐—–๐—ฎ๐—ป ๐—œ ๐—ด๐—ฒ๐˜ ๐—ฎ ๐—น๐—ถ๐—ฏ๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐˜† ๐—ฐ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฑ?
A: Yes! Click here  to fill out an online library card application, then email us (ref.ssch@gmail.com) a picture or scan of your driver’s license or state ID with your current Steger or South Chicago Heights address. We will contact you to let you know when your new card is ready, and your new card can be picked up during curbside hours or mailed to you. Don’t worry: we will delete the photo you send us right away. For an application in Spanish, please click here… 

Q: ๐—–๐—ฎ๐—ป ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚ ๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—น๐—ฝ ๐—บ๐—ฒ ๐—ฝ๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐—ธ ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐˜ ๐˜€๐—ผ๐—บ๐—ฒ ๐—ฏ๐—ผ๐—ผ๐—ธ๐˜€ ๐—ณ๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐—บ๐˜† ๐—ธ๐—ถ๐—ฑ๐˜€?
A: Yes! Click here or call 708-755-5040.

Q: ๐—–๐—ฎ๐—ป ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚ ๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—น๐—ฝ ๐—บ๐—ฒ ๐—ฝ๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐—ธ ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐˜ ๐˜€๐—ผ๐—บ๐—ฒ๐˜๐—ต๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐˜๐—ผ ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—ฑ ๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐˜„๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ฐ๐—ต?
A: Yes! Click here or call 708-755-5040.

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Our location:

54 East 31st Street
Steger, IL 60475

Contact us:

p. 708-755-5040
f. 708-755-2504
ref.ssch@gmail.com

Hours:

(curbside only)

Monday
10:00 am – 1:00 pm, 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am – 1:00 pm, 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am – 1:00 pm, 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am – 1:00 pm, 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Friday
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Saturday
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Sunday
Closed

The Steger-South Chicago Heights Public Library is a part of the Reaching Across Illinois Library System (RAILS). Click here to learn more about RAILS.