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Library Cards Loans and Limits Overdue Fines
Reciprocal Borrowing Inter-Library Loan Computers & Printing
Copiers Faxing Meeting & Study Rooms

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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

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.

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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.

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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.

Inter-Library Loan

If you cannot find the item you are looking for in our catalog, please ask at the Adult or Youth Reference Desks. We will be happy to search for the item in libraries throughout the contiguous United States. 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. This service is free to any Elk Grove Village Public Library card holder.

If you need to renew inter-library loans, call (847) 439-0447 extension 244.

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Computers & Printing

The library has Internet-accessible computers available in Adult Services and in Youth Services. Microsoft Office 2016 applications are also available including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, 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.

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. For more information on Internet awareness and safety, visited the Wired Safety website.

Printing is available in both Adult and Youth Computer Labs. The cost per page is 10¢ for black/white and 25¢ for color.

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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The library has black-and-white copiers available next to the Periodicals Desk in Adult Services. These machines take cash ($1 and $5 bills only) and change. Funds may be loaded onto an Elk Grove Village Public Library card. Credit or debit cards are not accepted. Please ask staff at the Periodicals Desk for assistance with loading funds or making copies.


The library offers a fax machine for public use (for sending only, not receiving). It is located next to the copiers in Adult Services. The cost of the first page is $1.75, and $1 more per each additional page. A cover letter counts as one page and must be purchased. All major credit and debit cards are accepted. Pre-loaded fax cards are also available for purchase at the Circulation Desk for use with the fax machine in the following increments:

  • $1.75 (1 page)
  • $2.75 (2 pages)
  • $3.75 (3 pages)
  • $4.75 (4 pages)
  • $5.75 (5 pages)
  • $6.75 (6 pages)

Please note that if you bought a fax card and have not sent all pages on it, you may use the remaining balance leftover within 180 days from the first transaction.

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Meeting & Study Rooms

A large meeting room (capacity 200) and a small 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 Small Conference Room require a non-refundable fee of $25.

A group study room (capacity 6) and three (3) small meeting rooms are also available. Visit the Periodicals Desk in Adult Services to sign up to use these rooms.

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Last Updated: July 3, 2018

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