As our new building nears its opening date, you will see some changes in our current building. Below you can find important dates, updated information, and other local resources you can take advantage of while our services are limited and our building is closed. All below dates are projected and subject to change.


  • January 1: The archives will be closed for research until the new library opens.


  • January 1: Items located at other libraries will no longer be available for hold requests.
  • January 27: The last day to have Galesburg Public Library staff place holds on Galesburg owned materials.
  • February 3: The last day to pick up any remaining holds until the new library.
    *All items checked out in February will be due on April 15, 2024.


Some of our collections will begin to move during the month of February. The below dates indicate the last date each collection will be available for checkout (these are projected dates and subject to change):
  • Wednesday, February 14: DVDs
  • Saturday, February 17: Young Adult materials
  • Monday, February 19: Children’s Collections
  • Saturday, February 24: New Materials
  • Tuesday, February 27: Audiobooks
  • Wednesday, February 28: Paperbacks, Graphic Novels, Manga

Temporary Closure

  • February 29: The last day that the 40 E. Simmons St. location will be open to the public.  It is also the last day to check out any remaining materials until April.
  • While we have limited services and are eventually closed in March, please take advantage of the following resources.