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Using the Library

Library Cards Loan Periods Limits Renewals
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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Loan Periods

4 WeeksAudiobooks
3 WeeksBooks
Instructional videos
Music CDs
Old Adult Multi-DVD movies
1 WeekFresh Fiction
Magazines
New Adult Multi-DVD movies
Old Adult DVD movies
Pamphlets
Video games
Youth CD-ROMs
Youth DVD movies
3 DaysNew Adult DVD movies

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Limits

BooksNo limit
DVD Movies
(Adult and Youth regarded together)
Total of 6, 2 of which may be New Adult
Music CDs, Magazines10 (resident)
6 (non-resident)
Youth CD-ROMs4 (resident)
2 (non-resident)
Video Games3 total

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Renewals

Books, CDs, Instructional DVDs, and Instructional VHS tapes checked out on the standard three (3) week loan, if not on reserve and not overdue, may be renewed online or by phone only once for an additional three (3) week period.

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Overdue Fines

Books10 ¢/day
Spoken cassettes or CDs10 ¢/day
Music CDs10 ¢/day
Instructional VHS/DVD10 ¢/day
Fresh Fiction books$1/day
DVD movies$1/day
Youth CD-ROMs$1/day
Video Games$1/day

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/Interlibrary Loan

Your resident EGVPL 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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Computers

The Library has Internet accessible computers available in Adult Services and in Youth Services. Microsoft Office (2002 and 2007) applications are also available including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, and Publisher. In addition, Youth Services has (2) two game computers.

Printing is available in both Adult and Youth Computer Labs: 10¢ per black/white page and 35¢ 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 non-profit groups and organizations. 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: October 8, 2013

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