If you are not finished with an item by its due date, you may renew that item as long as it not a "Hot Pick", a "New" feature film, or a video game, and it has not been requested by someone else. Playaways, CD-ROMs and DVD-ROMs, DVDs (not new), and devices (eReaders, GPS, Kill A Watt) may be renewed once if there are no holds on the item. Other materials (books, magazines, music, CDs, audiobooks) may be renewed up to three times if there are no holds on the item. Renewals may be made in person at the circulation desk, over the phone by calling 847.590.8706, or online through the Library Catalog's My Account  option. You should have your library card in hand as well as the items that you wish to renew.
It takes just a few minutes to get a library card. Residents of the library district need to present a current photo ID or a piece of mail showing their current address. A parent's signature is required for members under the age of 18. All members must sign the computer policy agreement form if they want to use the computers. Members under the age of 18 must have their parents come to the library and sign the policy form in order for them to use the computers. Resident cards are valid for three years and are accepted at all surrounding public libraries.
On all materials other than DVDs, Playaways, Wii, Xbox, PS3 Games, and eReaders, there is a three-day grace period before late fees are charged. However, if the grace period is exceeded, charges will be calculated from the beginning of the grace period. Late fees for books, music CDs, audio books, and magazines are charged at the rate of 10 cents per day. Late fees for Playaways, Wii Games, eReaders, CD-ROMs and DVDs are charged at the rate of $1 per day. Maximum Fine: $10.00 per item.