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Borrowing Information

Getting a Library Card

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 and proof of eligible residency*.

Non-residents may purchase a family card for $200.

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

*Elk Grove Village residency is demonstrated by an Elk Grove Village address on an Illinois Driver's License or 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, a mortgage or lease, or an Elk Grove Village vehicle sticker.

Loans & Limits

ITEMLOANFINE/DAYLIMITRENEW°HOLD**
Audiobooks28 days10¢UnlimitedYesYes
Books21 days10¢UnlimitedYesYes
Freegal- -- -5 downloads/week- -- -
Fresh Fiction*7 days$12NoNo
Hoopla- -- -8 checkouts/month- -- -
iPads*14 days$51NoYes
Kindle14 days$5- -NoYes
Launchpad7 days$12YesNo
Magazines7 days10¢UnlimitedNoNo
Mi-Fi / Hotspot*14 days$51NoYes
Music CDs21 days10¢UnlimitedYesYes
NEW Adult Movies*3 days$12NoNo
NEW Adult Movie Series*7 days$12NoNo
NEW Youth Movies7 days$1UnlimitedNoNo
NEW Youth Movie Series21 days$1UnlimitedNoNo
OLD Movies7 days$1UnlimitedYesYes
OLD Movie Series21 days$1UnlimitedYesYes
MyMediaMall1 - 21 days- -5 at a timeYesYes
Nonfiction DVD/Blu-ray21 days10¢UnlimitedYesYes
Playaways28 days10¢UnlimitedYesYes
Playaway Views7 days$14YesNo
RB Digital Audiobooks1 - 21 days- -Unlimited- -- -
RB Digital Magazines- -- -Unlimited- -- -
Reference1-5 days$5Need permissionNoNo
Sensory Kits21 days$1UnlimitedYesYes
Software CDs7 days$14YesNo
Surface Pro Tablets*14 days$51NoYes
Toys and Puzzles21 days10¢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

Patrons may login to their library card account online and pay fines using their credit or debit cards. This function is located under the "Current Fines/Blocks" section under the "Fines" tab on the library's online catalog. Fines must exceed $3 or more in order to pay online. Need help? Read our guide on how to pay fines online.

The library retains a collection agency for overdue accounts. Accounts having fines and/or overdue materials between $9.99 and $24.99 for 60 days are submitted to an agency. Additionally, a $2.95 service charge is applied. Likewise, accounts having fines and/or overdue materials exceeding $25 for 60 days are submitted to an agency, and an $8.95 service charge is applied.

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.

Last Updated: October 8, 2018

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