Loan Rules

Elmhurst Public Library no longer charges overdue fines. More details!

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Loan Period

Auto Renew


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


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

Special Collections

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

In House

Laptops, Phone Chargers, Video Game Controllers, Creative Studio
Equipment, and Makery Equipment
4 hours no

Note: Items that have been requested by another person cannot be renewed.


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LINKin Item

Loan Period

Auto Renew

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


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.

* – Vinyl records, Hot Copies, New Video Games, Magazines to Go, and most Special Collections limited to Elmhurst Public Library cardholders only. Rokus and Hotspots limited to 1 per checkout.
** – You may have one video game checked out at any time.


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