How do I renew items?
- Use My Account on the catalog
- Text renewals (Shoutbomb)
- Call or visit any library location
- Use our Mobile App
- Automated Phone Renewal (Telecirc) 630-961-0460
Where can I return items?
Return items to any Library location or book drop. Book drops at all three buildings are available 24 hours a day, including holidays.
NOTE: e-Readers and tablets must be returned to a Circulation staff member or a $5 fee will be charged. All accessories must be returned with the e-Reader or a replacement charge will be assessed per missing item.
What if I do not return an item on time?
Refer to the chart below for a list of loan periods and overdue fines. Maximum fine per overdue item is $20 or replacement cost of item, whichever is less. You will not be able to check out items if you have $10 or more in charges. Items that are over 28 days overdue are declared lost and will be billed.
How can I pay my fines or fees?
- In person – Pay by cash, check or credit card at any of our buildings during regular operating hours.
- Online – Log into My Account and use your credit card to pay online.
About your credit card payment:
- No service charge
- Minimum payment of $1
- Payments immediately applied to your Library account
More information about fees and fines
Avoid fees and fines by signing up for text messages or email notification.
Overdue notification is a courtesy. The library is not responsible if notification is not received.
The maximum fine for overdue items is $20 or the cost of the item as established by the library, whichever is less.
Accounts shall be referred to a collection agency if
- there is a balance of $50 or more in overdue charges only
- or $25 or more in charges that include lost or damaged materials.
Patrons will be charged a fee of $10 for each collection agency referral.
What is a Vacation loan?
If you will be going out of town for an extended amount of time, ask a Check-Out staff member for a vacation loan. The normal loan period for any item may be doubled except for those with holds or on Interlibrary loan.
Fees, Loan Periods & Renewals
|Items||Loan Period||Renewals||Fine per day||Total Checkouts||Note|
|Axis 360 - e-books & e-audiobooks||3 weeks||unlimited||none - auto returns||5 at a time||Early return available, not compatible with non-tablet readers, **|
|DVDs - Adult Fiction: 1-2 discs||1 week||10x||$1||*|
|DVDs - Adult Fiction: 3 or more discs||2 weeks||10x||$1||*|
|DVDs - Adult Nonfiction: 1-2 discs||1 week||10x||$0.25||*|
|DVDs - Adult Nonfiction: 3 or more discs||2 weeks||10x||$0.25||*|
|DVDs - Juvenile: 1-2 discs||1 week||10x||$0.25||*|
|DVDs - Juvenile: 3 or more discs||2 weeks||10x||$0.25||*|
|e-Readers - Nooks and Kindles||3 weeks||10x||$1||$5 fine if returned through the book drop, *|
|Freegal - Music||no limit||keep||none||5 per week||Can stream 3 hours per day, **|
|Hoopla - e-books & e-audiobooks||3 weeks||none||none - auto returns||5 Hoopla downloads/mo.||**|
|Hoopla - Movies||3 days||none||none - auto returns||5 Hoopla downloads/mo.||**|
|Hoopla - Music||1 week||none||none - auto returns||5 Hoopla downloads/mo.||**|
|HotSpot||2 weeks||10x||$1||Auto disables 3 days past due date, *, **|
|Interlibrary Loan - Books & Audiobooks||4 weeks||none||$1||$5 fee per item if not picked up, **|
|Interlibrary Loan DVDs||2 weeks||none||$1||$5 fee per item if not picked up, **|
|Juvenile Kits||3 weeks||10x||$0.25||*|
|LINKin - Books & AV Materials except DVDs||4 weeks||1x - 14 days||$0.25||*|
|LINKin DVDs - Adult Fiction||1 week||1x - 7 days||$1||*|
|LINKin DVDs - Adult Nonfiction||1 week||1x - 7 days||$0.25||*|
|LINKin DVDs - Juvenile Fiction||1 week||1x - 7 days||$0.25||*|
|Music CDs||3 weeks||10x||$0.25||*|
|OverDrive - e-books & e-audiobooks||3 weeks||unlimited||none - auto returns||15 at a time||Early return available, **|
|Video Games||3 weeks||10x||$1||*, **|
|Zinio - Magazines||no limit||keep||none||unlimited||Stream or download magazines, **|