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Borrowing Information

Getting a Library Card

Temporary Library Cards
We're offering temporary library cards to Elk Grove Village residents who don't have a library card or whose library card has expired. Email us at with your name and mailing address to request a temporary library card. You will receive a temporary library card number within 24 hours, and it will be active until the Library reopens. After that time, you can come in to the Library to request a permanent card.

For Residents
All Elk Grove Village residents within incorporated Elk Grove Village are eligible for a library card at no charge. Property or business owners in incorporated Elk Grove Village may also obtain a free library card.

To get a library card, stop by the Circulation Services Desk in the Lobby or call (847) 439-0447 and dial 1 for further information.

Proof of Identification and Residency
The prospective patron will be asked for proof of identification with a photo ID and proof of eligible residency. Elk Grove Village residency is demonstrated by an Elk Grove Village address on an Illinois Driver's license or a state Illinois photo ID. Residency may also be demonstrated by another photo ID, along with one of the following documents displaying an Elk Grove Village address: a utility bill, a Cook County Voter's card, a property tax bill, or a mortgage or lease.

For Non-Residents
Don't live in Elk Grove Village? Non-residents may purchase a family card based on their property tax bill or lease/renter's agreement. Please contact Circulation Services at (847) 725-2178 for details.

Loans & Limits

Audiobooks28 days- -UnlimitedYesYes
Battery Packs*14 days- -1NoYes
Books21 days- -UnlimitedYesYes
Freegal- -- -5 downloads/week- -- -
Fresh Fiction*7 days- -2NoNo
GoPro Cameras*14 days$11NoYes
Hoopla- -- -35 checkouts/month- -- -
iPads*14 days$11NoYes
Kindle*21 days- -1YesYes
Launchpad7 days- -2YesNo
Magazines7 days- -UnlimitedYesYes
Mi-Fi / Hotspot*14 days$11NoYes
Music CDs21 days- -UnlimitedYesYes
NEW Adult Movies*3 days- -2NoNo
NEW Adult Movie Series*7 days- -2NoNo
NEW Youth Movies7 days- -UnlimitedNoNo
NEW Youth Movie Series21 days- -UnlimitedNoNo
OLD Movies7 days- -UnlimitedYesYes
Overdrive / MyMediaMall1 - 21 days- -5 at a timeYesYes
Nonfiction DVD/Blu-ray21 days- -UnlimitedYesYes
Playaways28 days- -UnlimitedYesYes
Playaway Views7 days- -4YesNo
RBdigital Audiobooks1 - 21 days- -Unlimited- -- -
RBdigital Magazines- -- -Unlimited- -- -
Reference1-5 days- -Need permissionNoNo
Roku Devices*14 days$11NoYes
Sensory Kits21 days- -UnlimitedYesYes
Software CDs7 days- -4YesNo
Surface Pro Tablets*14 days$11NoYes
Switch Console*14 days$11NoYes
Toys and Puzzles21 days- -UnlimitedYesYes
Video Games/Controllers7 days$14YesYes

* For Elk Grove Village Public Library card holders only.

** Patrons may place a hold on audiobooks, books, music, DVD and blu-ray movies (except new ones), toys, and video games. For Elk Grove Village Public Library card holders only.

° May be renewed twice for an additional three-week period. Renew online or by phone. Overdue items or items which have been requested by another person cannot be renewed.

Overdue Fines

The Elk Grove Village Public Library is fines free!
In an effort to eliminate economic barriers, the Library no longer charges fines for overdue books and most other materials. Additionally, all existing overdue fines will be erased from all Library cardholder accounts.

- GoPro Cameras
- Interlibrary loan items
- iPads
- Mi-Fi / hotspots
- Roku devices
- Surface Pro tablets
- Switch consoles

Reciprocal Borrowing

Your resident Elk Grove Village Public Library card may be used at virtually any library in Illinois. You will need to register with them first, however, and proper ID is required. Your borrowed items may be returned at the Elk Grove Village Public Library.

Suggest a Purchase / Request Items

Looking for a book, movie, music CD, video game, or audiobook we don't have in our collection? Send us a suggestion for purchase. We'll review your request and, if it's new enough, we'll consider buying it for the library.

We can also interloan items from other libraries throughout the contiguous United States. This service is free to any Elk Grove Village Public Library card holder. If we can locate the item, we will request that it be sent to the Elk Grove Village Public Library for you to check out. Need to renew inter-library loans? Call us at (847) 439-0447 extension 244.

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