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Reopening begins June 15th

Jun 10 2020

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Health & Safety Update: We are adopting the travel quarantine policy of Cook County. If you live in or have visited a state on the list, please do not visit SCARCE until you have quarantined for 14 days.

We Look Forward to Welcoming You to our New Facility!

State guidance indicates it is safe for us to re-open and we are excited to invite you to our new, spacious facility in Addison! Your safety and the safety of our staff and volunteers are our top priority. With that in mind, we wanted to share an update about our reopening and the precautions we are taking as we welcome you back to SCARCE.

Now at 800 S. Rohlwing (Rt. 53) in Addison

First off, we’ve got a new address! Due to the shutdown our sign permits were delayed so, for the time being, we don’t have much signage. Be sure to review our directions to find us.

New address effective March 2020:
800 S Rohlwing Rd (Route 53)
Unit D
Addison, IL 60101

Just east of I-355 and North Ave on Route 53. Look for the building with the green roof. Signs to come!

New Safety Precautions in Place

We have taken measures to ensure everyone’s safety in regards to COVID-19. When you visit SCARCE:

  • Face coverings must be worn at all times covering your mouth and nose. – we do not allow face shields or vented masks. We offer disposable masks. We reserve the right to refuse entry for incorrect mask usage.
  • Social distancing & capacity controls will be in place
  • Visitors must use the hand sanitizing station upon entry
  • Regular cart sanitizing will be in place
  • Restrooms will not be available to the public
  • Any visitor that appears ill will be asked to leave
  • Persons that have traveled to or live in a state on Cook County’s travel quarantine list are asked to self-quarantine for 14 days before visiting SCARCE.

These protocols apply to all visitors, staff and volunteers. Please note that this information may change, so check back frequently for the latest updates.


Reuse Center for teachers & non-profits

Starting Monday, June 15th qualifying visitors with a current ID may shop Monday-Friday from 9am-4:30pm. We encourage you to come with a specific idea of what you are looking for and shop as efficiently as possible. No one under the age of 18 will be admitted. Please review our reuse center policies here. Capacity restrictions are in place. Only qualifying individuals with ID may enter at this time.

Donations accepted Tues-Fri 9am-2pm, 5+ boxes by appointment only

Updated 06/18/20
Material donations/drop-offs will be accepted Tuesday-Friday 9am-2pm. Donations of 5 or more boxes require an appointment. We are back to accepting our full list of books and supplies. Call 630-545-9710 to schedule. Review our updated donation policies & procedures.

SCARCE-LY USED Books & Records

Starting Monday, June 15th our used book and record sale will be open to the public Monday-Friday from 9am-4:30pm. Now you can browse great deals on music and books five days a week! Due to capacity restrictions, must be age 16 and older to enter.

Education & Volunteer Programs

In-person education programs are on hold but live virtual programs are offered! New volunteers must be over the age of 18 and be able to make a regular commitment. We are not currently scheduling in-person volunteer groups.

We are very excited to be opening the doors to our new facility and are confident you will be pleased with your new and improved experience!

Are You Ready To Do Your Part?

Volunteer Donate

Now open in Addison. Donations of 5+ boxes by appointment only. More Info