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Borrowing Information

Getting a Library 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.

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.

To get an Elk Grove Village Library card, stop by the Circulation Services Desk in the Lobby or call (847) 439-0447 and dial 1 for further information.

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.

Cards for Kids Program

The Library offers full-service Elk Grove Village Library cards free of charge to qualifying students in PreK - 12 who live in unincorporated Elk Grove Village whose household falls at or below the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Income Eligibility Guidelines.

Paper copies of the Cards for Kids application form are available at the Circulation Services Desk, or parents or guardians may submit an application online.

Learn more about Cards for Kids

Loans and Limits

Audiobooks28 days- -UnlimitedYesYes
Battery Packs*14 days- -1NoYes
Bike Locks1-day (in-house only)- -1NoNo
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- -2No Yes
NEW Adult Movie Series*7 days- -2NoNo
NEW Youth Movies7 days- -UnlimitedNoNo
NEW Youth Movie Series21 days- -UnlimitedNoNo
OLD Movies7 days- -UnlimitedYesYes
Overdrive / Libby1 - 21 days- -10 at a timeYesYes
Nonfiction DVD/Blu-ray21 days- -UnlimitedYesYes
Playaways28 days- -UnlimitedYesYes
Playaway Views7 days- -4YesNo
Raspberry Pi 400*21 days$11YesYes
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 loan period as specified above. Renew online or by phone. Overdue items or items which have been requested by another person cannot be renewed.

Overdue Fines and Notices

The Elk Grove Village Public Library is fines free!

In an effort to eliminate economic barriers, the Library no longer charges daily 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
- Raspberry Pi 400
- Roku devices
- Surface Pro tablets
- Switch consoles

Overdue Notices

When library material is not returned to the Elk Grove Village Public Library, the Library generates notices to remind the patron that they have library material out.

Borrowers are expected to return library material before or on the specified due date. The Library will send overdue reminders when library materials are 15 days and 30 days overdue.

After 45 days, borrowers are billed for the replacement costs of library material. Returning the material will remove this charge from the borrower's account.

When library material is not returned within 60 days, the Library will turn the borrower's account over to a materials recovery agency, and the borrower is charged a flat $9 fee. If library material is returned, the borrower will not be charged for the replacement cost of the item, but they are responsible for paying the $9 material recovery fee.

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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