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Material Type

Loan Period

May Be Renewed Twice*

Elmhurst Patrons Only

Overdue Fines Per Day

3-day Grace Period**

Books (Exemptions below)
3 weeks
X
10¢
X
Magazines
1 week
X
10¢
X
Pamphlets/Maps/Toys/Puzzles
3 weeks
X
10¢
X
Audiobooks
3 weeks
X
10¢
X
Feature DVD/BluRay/Kids’ Movies
1 week
X
10¢
X
TV Series DVD
2 weeks
X
10¢
X
Non-Fiction DVD/BluRay
3 weeks
(New: 1 week)
X
10¢
X
Music CDs
3 weeks
X
10¢
X
Video Games (5 game limit)
3 weeks
(New: 1 week)
X
10¢
X
CD Roms
3 weeks
X
10¢
X
Vinyl Records
3 weeks
X  X
10¢
X

Technology

eReaders
3 weeks
X
X
$1
Assistive iPads 3 weeks X $5
Laptops (In House Use Only)
4 hours
X
$1/hour
Projectors 1 week X X $5
VHS to DVD Converter 1 week X X $5
Cassette and CD Boombox 1 week X X $5
Phone Chargers (Apple and Android) 4 hours $1/hour
XBox Game Controllers
(In House Use Only)
4 hours $1/hour
Creative Studio Equipment
(In House Use Only)
4 hours X $1/hour
WiFi Hotspots 2 weeks X X $5

Library of Extraordinary Things

Knitting Needles
3 weeks
X
X
10¢
X
Board Games 1 week X X 10¢ X
Thermal Leak Detector
1 week
X
10¢
Kilowatt Meter 1 week X 10¢
Umbrellas 1 week X 10¢
Culinary Cupboard Collection  1 week  X X  $1
Vinyl Record Turntable  3 weeks  X X 10¢ X
Sewing Machine  1 week  X X $5

Hot Copies

Hot Copy Books
2 weeks
X
10¢
X
Hot Copy Magazines/Magazines to Go 1 week X 10¢
Hot Copy Feature DVD/BluRay
3 days
X
10¢
Hot Copy TV Series
2 weeks
X
10¢
Hot Copy eReaders
1 week
X $1
Hot Copy Projectors
3 days
X $5

LINKin

LINKin Items

Loan Period

May Be Renewed*

Books and most AV
4 weeks
once, for 2 weeks
DVDs
1 week
once, for 7 days

* – Items which have been requested by another person cannot be renewed.

** – If you return an item to the Elmhurst Public Library within three days of its due date, you will not be charged a fine, because the item was returned within the established “grace period.” If the item is not returned or renewed by closing time of the third day of the grace period, a fine will be charged for each day past the due date including the three days of the grace period.

Patrons from other Illinois Libraries

On your first visit to EPL, bring your valid home public library card and a current photo identification verifying your home address. Bring these items to the Checkout desk to register your EPL borrowing privileges.
 You may check out a total of 30 items. Up to 10 may be AV material (DVD, Blu-ray, CD, audiobooks, Playaway, video game***)
Some items and services are limited to Elmhurst cardholders.
It is best for you to return Elmhurst items at EPL. If they are returned elsewhere, the items will not be cleared off your record until we receive them.

** – You may have one video game checked out at any time.