Read below to find out how long you can keep library material, whether an item is renewable, what overdue fines there are for returning material late, and more.

Click here for the full Circulation Policy, and visit My Account to manage your holds and renewals through the SWAN Catalog.

 

Main Collections - Loan Periods, Limits, Renews, & Fines

Libraries are more than books.  Check out these other popular collections.

ItemLoan PeriodLimitRenewable?Overdue Fines1
Books 3 weeks None Yes - Up to 2 times2 $0.15 a day
Magazines3 3 weeks None Yes - Up to 2 times2 $0.15 a day
CDs & Audiobooks 3 weeks None Yes - Up to 2 times2 $0.15 a day
DVDs & Blu-rays 3 weeks None Yes - Up to 2 times2 $0.15 a day
"HITS" DVDs4 1 week None No $0.15 a day
Video Games 3 weeks 5 No $1.00 a day
Video Games - NEW 1 week 5 No $1.00 a day
eReaders (Kindles)4 3 weeks 1 No $2.00 a day

1Overdue fines are added to your account for late materials for each day the Library is open. Lost or damaged items are billed at cost of the item. Once your accrued and billed fines & fees reach the threshold of $25.00, Library privileges are suspended, which means that you may no longer check out items, place holds, use the computers for free, or use the Library's online databases. You can pay off fines at the Library with cash or credit card. You can also log in to My Account online to pay your fines with a credit card.

2Items will automatically renew 2 days before the due date, as long as there are no holds on that title, and as long as you have not already reached the maximum number of renewals.  To check the due dates of your checked out items, or to manually renew items, you can call 708.453.7645, visit the Library in person, or log in to My Account online.  

3Back issues only. Magazines with NEW stickers cannot be checked out.

4HITS DVDs and eReaders can only be checked out by Elmwood Park residents.

 

Special Collections - Loan Periods, Limits, Renews, & Fines

We are always trying to add new and fun things for people to check out and try.

ItemLoan PeriodLimitRenewable?Overdue Fines1
Bicycle Locks5 1 day 3 No $20.00 a day
Phone Chargers5 1 day 1 No $1.00 a day
Laptops5,6 2 hours 1 No $2.00 an hour
Explore-to-Go Kits 3 weeks 1 No $1.00 a day
Vacation Bags6 Negotiable - 6 weeks max 1 No varies by item
Video Game Consoles 3 weeks 1 No $1.00 a day
Beyond Books - most items6 1 week 1 Yes - Up to 2 times2 $1.00 a day
Beyond Books - WiFi Hotspots6 3 weeks 1 Yes - Up to 2 times2 $1.00 a day
Beyond Books - Portable DVD Players6 3 weeks 1 No $2.00 a day
Beyond Books - HappyLight Touch6 3 weeks 1 No $2.00 a day
Beyond Books - VHS to Digital Converter6 3 weeks 1 No $2.00 a day

5These items can only be checked out and used within the Library.

6These items can only be checked out by Elmwood Park residents ages 18 and older.

 

Notifications by Text or Email

text email alert2 250wFor your convenience, you can get automatic notifications about due dates, renewals, overdue items, and when holds are ready for pickup. 

Just log in to My Account and under the Personal Information tab you can add/edit your email address, as well as set up text messaging.

 

 

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