Loan Rules

Digital Loan Rules: What’s Changed

Enjoy expanded access to digital materials. Check out the updated loan rules here.

New for 2020! Automatic renewals

The best part? You don’t have to do a thing! Eligible items checked out on your account renew automatically up to two times. New due dates are emailed. Items which have been requested by another person cannot be renewed.

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Loan Period

Auto Renew


Late Fines


CDs, Audiobooks, Video Games (limit 5 games), Vinyl Records*
3 weeks
twice yes
DVD and Blu-Ray 2 weeks twice yes
Hot Copy DVD and Blu-Ray* 3 days no no
NEW DVD, Blu-Ray, Video Games*(limit 5 games) 1 week twice yes


Books 3 weeks twice yes
Hot Copy Books* 2 weeks no no
Magazines 1 week twice yes
Magazines To Go* 1 week no no

Special Collections

Craft Tools*, Kits, Toys 3 weeks twice yes
Hot Copy Technology* 3 days no no
Library of Extraordinary Things* 1 week twice yes
Mobile Wifi Hotspots* 2 weeks twice yes

In House

Laptops*, Phone Chargers, Video Game Controllers, Creative Studio Equipment*, and Makery Equipment* 4 hours no no $1/hour

Note: 3 day grace period for all items EXCEPT Library of Extraordinary Things and Hot Copies.


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LINKin Item

Loan Period

Auto Renew

Books and most AV
4 weeks
once, for 2 weeks
DVD and Blu-Ray
1 week
once, for 7 days


Reciprocal Borrowing

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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. (see items marked*, above)

It is best to return Elmhurst items at EPL. If they are returned elsewhere, the items will not be cleared off your record until we receive them.

* – Limited to Elmhurst Public Library cardholders only.
** – You may have one video game checked out at any time.