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Using the Library

Library Cards Loans & Limits Overdue Fines
Reciprocal Borrowing Computers Internet Use
Internet Safety Meeting Rooms Wireless Printing (from home)

Elk Grove Village Library Card and Key Tag

Library Cards

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.

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Loans & Limits

Audiobooks**28 days10¢Unlimited 
Books**21 days10¢UnlimitedX
Freegal- -- -5 downloads/week- -
Fresh Fiction*7 days$12 
Hoopla- -- -8 checkouts/month 
Launchpad7 days$12X
Magazines7 days10¢Unlimited 
Music CDs**21 days10¢UnlimitedX
NEW Adult Movies*3 days$12 
NEW Adult Movie Sets*7 days$12 
NEW Youth Movies7 days$1Unlimited 
NEW Youth Movie Sets21 days$1Unlimited 
OLD Movies7 days$1Unlimited 
OLD Movie Sets21 days$1Unlimited 
MyMediaMall7, 14, or 21 days- -5 at a timeX
Nonfiction DVD/Blu-ray**21 days10¢UnlimitedX
Nonfiction VHS**21 days10¢UnlimitedX
One Click Digital1-21 days- -Unlimited 
Playaways**28 days10¢Unlimited 
Playaway Views7 days$14 
Reference1-5 days$5Need permission 
Software CDs7 days$14 
Toys and Puzzles**21 days10¢UnlimitedX
Video Games/Controllers7 days$14 
Zinio- -- -Unlimited 

* For Elk Grove Village Public Library card holders only.

** Patrons may place a hold. For Elk Grove Village Public Library card holders only.

° May be renewed only once 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.

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Overdue Fines

The library retains a Collection Agency for overdue accounts. Accounts having fines and/or overdue materials exceeding $25.00 for 60 days are submitted to the Agency. In addition, a $4.95 service charge is applied.

Seniors aged 62 and older are exempt from overdues fines.

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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.

If the Elk Grove Village Public Library does not have a book, magazine article, or some other item that you need, we can request it from another library and have it sent here for you to use. You can also suggest a purchase for items you think should be in our collection.

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The library has Internet-accessible computers available in Adult Services and in Youth Services. Microsoft Office 2010 applications are also available including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, and Publisher.

In addition, Youth Services has two (2) game computers. Adult Services has two (2) graphics computers available with all Adobe Creative Cloud programs installed on them. Priority will be given to users with web-authoring and graphics software needs.

Printing is available in both Adult and Youth Computer Labs: 10¢ per black/white page and 25¢ per color page. Wireless printing is also available for laptop users connected to the library's free WiFi. The cost of printing is the same as listed above.

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Internet Use

Computers in the Youth Services area allow filtered Internet access only. All other computers within the library do not use filtering software. Parental permission is required for Internet use for children 17 and under. Please review the Internet Use Policy and the WiFi Use Policy.

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Internet Safety Awareness

This site covers various aspects of Internet safety: Crime Prevention and Awareness, the Law and Children's Awareness. A glossary, "netiquette" guide and links to other sites about safety on the Internet are also available on the Website.

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Meeting Rooms

A Meeting Room (capacity 200) and a Conference Room (capacity 18) are available for use by Elk Grove Village community groups or businesses. The contact person for the group must have an Elk Grove Village Public Library card and at least 50% of the group must be Elk Grove Village residents. One meeting per group per month is permitted. Use of the rooms is free unless food or beverages are served, in which case the Large Meeting Room and Conference Room require a non-refundable fee of $25.

An additional Group Study room (capacity 6) is available through the Periodicals Desk in Adult Services.

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Last Updated: July 12, 2016

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