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Loans and Policies

Loan Periods

MaterialsLoan PeriodRestrictions
Books & Audio Books3 WeeksNo Limit
Ebooks*2 WeeksLimits May Apply
Hot Picks*3 WeeksLimit 3 books and 3 DVDs
CD-ROMs & Audio CDs3 WeeksNo Limit
Magazines1 WeekNo Limit
Most DVDs3 WeeksLimits May Apply
Most Blu-Rays3 WeeksLimits May Apply
Video Games1 WeekLimits May Apply
Technology Equipment1 WeekLimit of one renewal; equipment must be returned to Tech Desk

*Library District Cardholders Only


Renew Your Items Online

If no one else has a hold on your item, you can renew it online through our online catalog. If you forget to renew or return your item, the fine will be 15 cents a day for each one.

Renewing Materials:

Our system is set up to renew materials automatically for your convenience. However, if the system is unable to renew your books or other items, they will still be due on the due date. Some reasons why an item might not renew are:

  • You have reached the number of renewals allowed
  • Someone else has placed a hold on the item
  • Your card is blocked

If auto-renewal fails, you may still be able to renew the item manually by going to My Account, Items Out or by calling us at 847-663-1234. To be sure you receive notification about renewals, please verify your notification preference on the Contact and Preferences page in My Account.

 Borrowing Limits 

 New DVDs and New Blu-Rays have a combined limit of 15 per card, Video games are limited to 10 at a time and Digital Services Equipment has a limit of one. For the rest of our 270,000 items, borrow as many things as you want. Additional limits may apply to non-residents. 

 Hot Picks Collection

Because this collection is so popular, it is reserved for Library District cardholders. If you don't see the item that you are looking for on the Hot Pick shelf, check with a staff member. There may be an additional copy available in the regular collection or a copy that we can place a hold on.  

Borrowing Limits

DVDs and Blu-Rays have a combined limit of 15 per card, and videogames are limited to 10 at a time, but with the rest of our 270,000 items, we are able to let you check out as many things as you want.

Hot Picks Collection

If you are interested in getting a very popular book or DVD, check our Hot Picks Collection in the Commons area. Because this collection is so popular, it is reserved for Library District cardholders, and no one can place holds on these items.