Current library protocols for a post-COVID world

Below are the protocols under which the library operates, and which are subject to change as we all rejoin a post-COVID world. Questions about library protocols? contact us at


  • Access to the building is determined by each school's respective COVID-19 protocols. To contact the LSTC front desk, call 773.256.0700 or write To contact the McCormick front desk, contact 773.947.6300.
  • While library materials may be checked out at the circulation desk, library users are encouraged to continue requesting materials through Primo, our online catalog, for pickup in the LSTC front desk area.  Contact us at if you need the instructions on how to place requests.
  • All checked-out library materials should be returned to the drop box in the LSTC front desk area and not at the circulation desk.
  • All materials used on the premises should be left on the quarantine book cart and not returned to the shelves.
  • We ask that all library users check in and out on the provided sheet.
  • All library users are expected to leave when the closing bell rings.

Library hours through Friday December 11, 2021:

  • Monday: 8:30 am to 7:30 pm
  • Tuesday: 8:30 am to 7:30 pm
  • Wednesday: 8:30 am to 7:30 pm
  • Thursday: 8:30 am to 7:30 pm
  • Friday: 8:30 am to 7:30 pm
  • Saturday: 10 am to 4:30 pm
  • Sunday: Closed


  • Current City of Chicago COVID protocols dictate that masks that cover the nose and mouth must be worn indoors, regardless of vaccination status.
  • Library users are responsible for their own safety, and are expected to respect the safety needs of library staff and other library users.
  • The café area is closed.
  • Wipes will be provided for the photocopier/scanner, public computers, etc.
  • LSTC cleaning crew will clean the commons area of the library at the end of day.