My Library Membership

Review my account

View items you have checked out, holds, fines and fees, and your profile.

Library card renewal

Library cards expire every three years. You will receive a notification by mail or email one month before your card expires.


To renew your card, present valid identification at the library and verify account information, such as

  • Illinois driver’s license or Photo I.D. card
  • Utility bill
  • Vehicle insurance card
  • Mortgage documents
  • Rental lease


Any fines, lost items or fees on the card must be cleared before your card can be renewed.

Items checked out

Once you log in to your account, you can view and/or renew all items you have checked out.

Your PIN

Upon registration the library will use the last four digits of your provided telephone number as your PIN (personal identification number). To change your PIN, please visit the Check Out Desk on the main floor.


  • All items may be picked up from the Holds Room near the Check Out Desk.
  • Items are shelved by last name.
  • Members will be notified by phone or email when holds are ready to be picked up.
  • Holds will be held for seven days.

Suggest a purchase

To suggest a purchase for the library, please fill out an online request. You may also stop at the Adult Service desk on the second floor to place your request.

Renew Items


Click on My Account, enter your 14-digit library card number and four-digit PIN, click on “Items Checked Out,” check the boxes by each title and click “Renew” at the top of the list, new due dates will be listed. Items that cannot be renewed will show exceptions.

In person

Present your library card to staff at the Check Out Desk.

By phone

Call the 24-hour automated renewal service: 847-465-1836 or 847-465-1837 and follow the prompts. Have your library card number, PIN and barcode numbers for all items you wish to renew. Some overdue items will renew, however late fees still apply and will be reflected on your account.


If you are having difficulties renewing items, please call 847-459-4100, ext. 1 during library hours. Have your library card number on hand to discuss your account.

Vacation loan

Vacation loans are available for a period of six weeks on some library materials. Call 847-459-4100, ext. 1 for more information about this service.

Paying fines and fees

Fines may be paid at the first floor Check Out Desk with cash or check. You may pay by credit or debit card online through My Account or at any self-checkout station.