RAILS staff at any location may be reached toll-free by telephone: 866.940.4081

Hours and Holidays

RAILS Service Centers

RAILS Bolingbrook Service Center.

Bolingbrook

1000 W. Crossroads Parkway Suite A
Bolingbrook, IL 60490
Fax: 815.886.5651
Bolingbrook on Google Maps

RAILS Burr Ridge Service Center.

Burr Ridge

125 Tower Drive
Burr Ridge, IL 60527
Fax: 630.734.5050
Burr Ridge on Google Maps

RAILS Coal Valley Service Center.

Coal Valley

220 W. 23rd Avenue
Coal Valley, IL 61240
Fax: 309.517.1567
Coal Valley on Google Maps

RAILS East Peoria Service Center.

East Peoria

715 Sabrina Drive
East Peoria, IL 61611
Fax: 309.839.0431
East Peoria on Google Maps

RAILS Rockford Service Center.

Rockford

4607 Colt Road
Rockford, IL 61109
Fax: 779.368.0013
See map: Google Maps

Service Area Map

Map of RAILS service area, which covers northern and west-central Illinois, with locations of service centers marked.

Videoconference Facilities

Aurora

Aurora Public Library - Santori Library
101 South River Street

Bolingbrook

RAILS Bolingbrook
1000 W. Crossroads Parkway Suite A

Burr Ridge

RAILS Burr Ridge
125 Tower Drive

Cherry Valley

Cherry Valley Public Library
755 East State Street

Chicago

Illinois Library Association
33 West Grand Avenue

Coal Valley (Quad Cities)

RAILS Coal Valley
220 W. 23rd Avenue

East Peoria

RAILS East Peoria
600 High Point Lane

Freeport

Freeport Public Library
100 East Douglas Street

Kankakee

Kankakee Public Library
201 East Merchant Street

LaSalle

LaSalle Public Library
305 Marquette Street

New Lenox

New Lenox Public Library
120 Veterans Parkway

Quincy

Quincy Public Library
526 Jersey Street

Rockford

RAILS Rockford
4607 Colt Road

Sterling

Sterling Public Library
102 West 3rd Street

Office Hours, Holidays, and Emergency Closings

Regular office hours at our administrative center in Burr Ridge are Monday-Friday, 8:30am-4:30pm. In-person hours may vary due to work-from-home arrangements during the COVID-19 pandemic.

All RAILS offices are closed for a staff institute day on October 11, 2023.

Holidays

All RAILS offices are closed, and no system deliveries are made, on the following observed holidays:

2024 Holiday List                                                  

  • New Year’s Day*  - Tuesday, January 2, 2024
  • Martin Luther King Day - Monday, January 15, 2024
  • Memorial Day - Monday, May 27, 2024
  • Juneteenth - Wednesday, June 19, 2024
  • Independence Day - Thursday, July 4, 2024
  • Labor Day - Monday, September 2, 2024
  • Thanksgiving - Thursday, November 28, 2024
  • Christmas Eve - Tuesday, December 24, 2024
  • Christmas Day - Wednesday, December 25, 2024
  • New Year’s Eve - Tuesday, December 31, 2024
  • New Year's Day - Monday, January 2, 2023
  • Martin Luther King Day - Monday, January 16, 2023
  • Memorial Day - Monday, May 29, 2023
  • Juneteenth - Monday, June 19, 2023
  • Independence Day - Tuesday, July 4, 2023
  • Labor Day - Monday, September 4, 2023
  • Thanksgiving - Thursday, November 23, 2023
  • Christmas Eve* - Monday, December 25, 2023
  • Christmas Day* - Tuesday, December 26, 2023
  • New Year's Eve* - Monday, January 1, 2024

*Due to the holiday falling on a weekend day, the holiday will be observed the business day before or after the holiday.

Emergency (Weather) Closings

We have five separate facilities located throughout the RAILS area. If we close any of these facilities due to bad weather conditions, we'll post a special alert on the RAILS homepage as soon as possible after the decision to close has been made.

For Delivery services, if a RAILS building is open, the Delivery Manager at each RAILS location will decide if any routes at their location will be canceled due to weather conditions. The primary factor in deciding whether a route is canceled is the safety of RAILS Delivery Drivers. RAILS will contact all libraries affected by delivery route cancellations as soon as possible.

RAILS has email lists that are used to notify members of any changes to your library's delivery service, including delays due to weather, route changes, cancellations, etc.

To report that your library is closed for the day due to weather (or for any other reason), go to the Library Closings page.

Meetings at RAILS Service Centers during Inclement Weather

If you plan to attend a program/meeting at a RAILS service center on a day when the weather is questionable, please make sure that you are registered for the program/meeting in L2 if this is an option. Also, please check for alerts near the top of the RAILS homepage. Alerts will tell you when a RAILS building is closed and therefore a program/event is canceled for that location.

If you are the coordinator for a program/meeting that is going to be held at a RAILS service center, please make sure that you provide an emergency phone number (other than the phone number at your library in case that building is closed) where you can be reached in the event of a weather emergency.