There will be no ILDS delivery on Monday, May 27 due to the Memorial Day holiday. The CARLI Offices will also be closed. 

On Monday, May 13, Illinois Heartland Library System (IHLS) is holding a staff day. There will be no ILDS delivery from IHLS on that day. Normal delivery will resume on May 14. 

Libraries that receive delivery from RAILS will be unaffected.

Please submit your plans for Summer 2024 on the Summer Closure Survey no later than April 1, so there is ample time for us to share this information with the RAILS and IHLS staff.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding ILDS, please send an email to .  

CARLI wants to hear from you regarding the performance of ILDS, so we have created a brief survey. Your feedback is key to the success of the ILDS program. To provide your input, please take a few moments to complete the survey. The survey, which covers ILDS service during 2023, will remain open until the end of the day on February 23, 2024.

We appreciate your feedback. 

RAILS has canceled the Bolingbrook, Coal Valley, and Rockford delivery routes for Friday, January 12.

There will be no ILDS service on Monday, January 15 in observance of Martin Luther King Jr.'s Birthday. The CARLI offices is also closed that day.

The Spring Break Closure Survey is now available and should be completed no later than January 31 so there is ample time RAILS and IHLS to prepare to accomodate your breaks.

If you have any questions, please submit a request to .

During the upcoming holiday season, these are the dates that ILDS will not be providing delivery service.

  • November 23–24, Thanksgiving Holiday
  • December 22, Christmas Eve Observed
  • December 25, Christmas Day
  • January 1, 2024, New Year’s Day

The CARLI Office will be closed from Friday, December 22 through Monday, January 1. Regular hours will resume on January 2.

If you have any questions about delivery, please contact .


ILDS libraries should be using the online label system to create labels when sending items to other ILDS locations. The online paper label should only be used when sending items to non-ILDS locations. When items are sent to non-ILDS locations, continue to create a label in the online system in addition to the paper label and then approve the manifest so that the shipment will be included as part of your library statistics.

The RAILS offices will be closed on Wednesday, October 11 for a staff in-service meeting. Libraries who receive ILDS delivery from RAILS will not receive deliveries Wednesday October 11. Normal delivery will resume on Thursday, October 12.