The Our Saviour’s Library is a wonderful resource for families and individuals to utilize, located to the left of Luther Court at the Our Saviour’s Campus. The Our Saviour's library has been a wonderful resource of the congregation since 1960. To learn more about the history of the library click here.
The Library houses books, periodicals, and other resource materials on religious and secular subjects including popular children’s books. Our Saviour’s recently added an online library catalog that can be found here. More details on how to search for books can be found below.
When is the library open?
The library is staffed with an attendant on Thursday mornings from 9:00 am-12:00 pm. Please call the front office when you arrive and they will let you into the building. The front office phone number is 630-355-2522.
What is the checkout procedure?
Each resource material will have a check out card & pocket on the inside cover of the material. To check out a material please write your full name (first and last name) and phone number on the checkout card and place it in the pale green and floral checkout box on the counter.
If a resource material does not have a check out card and pocket that may mean it is a reference material. Reference materials are intended not to leave the library. If you are a group leader needing a reference material please contact email@example.com.
How long can materials remain checked out?
All books may be checked out for three (3) weeks, and are renewable. DVDs unless otherwise indicated may be checked out for seven (7) days.
How to use the Our Saviour’s Online Library Catalog
Recently Our Saviour’s added an online library catalog that will allow patrons to do the following:
- Search all the materials housed in the Our Saviour’s Library to see if they carry a particular title or author (this database will not tell you if the material is already checked out since this process is currently manual). Searching is done by entering: Keyword, Author, Title or Subject in the Search field. The drop down arrow will give you the choice. A positive result will come up, or “no items found for your search”. Click on the Title to bring up more information about the item. You may find additional information by using the List or Grid box to the right of the screen. (Ex. Call #, location, description, and subjects). Once you have located the items you are looking for you may: Select the items and add them to the Book Bin and print (using the print icon) out the list and bring to the library. Call # information and location of item will be listed. Please note, due to manual check-out procedure, the availability of the items will not be shown.
- Request the library staff pull a list of materials for you for pickup. Select the items and add them to the Book Bin and then choose the email (using the email icon). This will bring up a form for you to fill out. From: insert your email. To: firstname.lastname@example.org. Message: Ask that these items be pulled and added to a hold shelf. Please include a name and phone number that you can be reached. Items that are available will be pulled for you, and you will be notified when you may pick them up.
Who can I contact with Library questions or concerns?
You can contact the library at email@example.com.
COVID Updates: Beginning July 2, Our Saviour’s Library will be open Thursday mornings, 9am-12pm.
- You must sign in upon entering the building. The station for this is located inside the Our Saviour’s campus main entrance.
- Practice social distancing guidelines of at least 6 feet and use hand sanitizer.
- Wear a face covering; masks will be available if needed.
- Only one person will be allowed in the library at a time.
- Books that are being returned to the church are to be deposited in a bin outside the library door.
- Do not reshelve books after you have removed them. Place them in the bin inside the library.
- Once you are ready to check out, place the checkout card in the box provided and check out the book with the library volunteer.
- Books will be held at least three (3) days before reshelving and (3) days before allowing patrons in the library.
- Do not come in if you are sick or if anyone in your household has been diagnosed with COVID-19.