Fines & Fees

Email Notifications

The library sends notification emails for items coming due as well as overdue notifications. To ensure that the notices from the library are not blocked by a spam filter, add to your filter or contact your email provider's technical support.


Fines (per item)

Computer software, DVDs, Blu-rays, video games, Playaway Views, Hot Picks DVDs, Hot Picks
Blu-rays, e-readers, iPad kits, tablets, mobile
Wi-Fi devices
$1 per day
Other materials 10¢ per day

Maximum fines

e-readers, iPad kits, tablets, mobile Wi-Fi devices $50 per item
Multimedia kits, computer software, ILL material, DVDs, Blu-rays, Hot Picks DVDs, Hot Picks
Blu-rays, video games, Playaway Views
$10 per item
Periodicals, comic books $1 per item
Other materials $4 per item

Lost or damaged material fees

Audiovisual case $3 per item
Computer software, multimedia kits, video games, audiobooks Original purchase cost, even if partially missing
Other materials Cost of replacement

When payment is made for lost materials, overdue fines are waived.

Fines in excess of $10 will affect your access to library services, including accessing your account, library computers, electronic resources and self-checkout stations.

Pay Fines

1. At the Checkout Desk: cash or check

2. At self-checkout: credit or debit cards

3. Online at My Account: credit card


Payment Plans

Please contact Rosa Lloyd, Circulation Services Manager, 847-279-2208, or to make an appointment to discuss payment arrangements.

Renew Items

1. During library hours: 847-459-4100, ext. 1.

2. 24-hour automated phone: 847-465-1836

3. Checkout Desk with your library card.

4. Online at My Account


In certain situations, you may be unable to renew items because

  • another member has requested the material,

  • you have exceeded your renewal limits,

  • your library card has expired,

  • items previously returned are incomplete or damaged.

NOTE: When an item is successfully renewed AFTER its due date, a fine will still be assessed to your account up to the date you renewed.