Arthur Public Library is actively monitoring the Coronavirus pandemic in order to properly respond with actions recommended by local, state and federal health authorities. We thank you for your continued patronage during these times.


The library is currently open for curbside delivery and appointment based visits from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm Monday-Thursday and Friday and Saturday 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Appointments times are for one hour. Patrons may place SHARE holds or call the library at (217) 543-2037 to place orders, make appointments, and coordinate pickups. At this time we are not open for any kind of recreational purposes.Our staff will be taking precautions to keep everything safe and clean for our visitors.

For the safety of our staff and patrons, we ask that all patrons wear a mask over their nose and mouth when they visit.

BEFORE WE CAN SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT WITH YOU, WE WILL ASK THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS. Please answer them honestly as we ask them for the safety of our staff and patrons so we may continue to serve our community.

  • To the best of your knowledge, have you been in close proximity to any individual who tested positive for COVID-19?

  • Have you or anyone in your household had any symptoms of COVID-19 in the last 21 days? (sore throat, cough, chills, body aches for unknown reasons, shortness of breath for unknown reasons, loss of smell, loss of taste,  fever at or greater than 100 degrees Fahrenheit)

  • If you answer "YES" to any of these questions, please stay home.


  • Appointments must be made for all library related uses; this includes sending faxes and making copies.

  • Any children that under the age of 14 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

  • Please continue to drop all returned items in our book drop located outside.

  • We strongly encourage the use of our e-books and online catalog to order items at

If you have any questions about coronavirus, call Illinois’ COVID-19 Hotline

at 1-800-889-3931 or email

To stay up to date on COVID-19 News, check out

Keep Calm and Wash Your Hands.

225 South Walnut Street

Arthur, IL 61911

T: (217) 543-2037

F: (217) 543-2037

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