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Using the Library

Library Cards Loans and Limits Overdue Fines
Reciprocal Borrowing Computers and Internet Copiers
Faxing Meeting Rooms  

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

ITEMLOANFINE/DAYLIMITRENEW°HOLD**
Audiobooks28 days10¢Unlimited X
Books21 days10¢UnlimitedXX
Freegal- -- -5 downloads/week  
Fresh Fiction*7 days$12  
Hoopla- -- -8 checkouts/month  
Launchpad7 days$12X 
Magazines7 days10¢Unlimited  
Music CDs21 days10¢UnlimitedX X
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 X
OLD Movie Sets21 days$1Unlimited X
MyMediaMall1 - 21 days- -5 at a timeXX
Nonfiction DVD/Blu-ray21 days10¢UnlimitedXX
Nonfiction VHS21 days10¢UnlimitedXX
One Click Digital1 - 21 days- -Unlimited  
Playaways28 days10¢Unlimited X
Playaway Views7 days$14  
Reference1-5 days$5Need permission  
Software CDs7 days$14  
Toys and Puzzles21 days10¢UnlimitedXX
Video Games/Controllers7 days$14 X
Zinio- -- -Unlimited  

* 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 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

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 exceeding $25 for 60 days are submitted to the Agency. In addition, a $4.95 service charge is applied. Fines, except for Fresh Fiction materials of $1/day, do not apply to full-service Elk Grove Village Public Library cardholders who are over the age of 62.

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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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Computers and Internet

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.

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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Copiers

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.

Faxing

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

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Last Updated: August 4, 2016

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