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General Library Policies on

Loan Periods, Checkout Limit, and Fines

To know more about the availabilitiy, checkout lengths, and other details for these materials, please select one of the tabs below and click on the item about which you wish to learn.

DVD, including Blu-ray, checked out on a Library card at any given time: Ten (10) items, of which two (2) from each department may be "Hot" titles.

Video games are in addition to the 10 DVDs allowed. Limit

  • 4 Youth Dept. video games;
  • 4 Adult Dept. video games.

Nook: Must be 8 years old to check out a Nook. Nooks are available for checkout in the Youth Department. 

Highland Park Public Library cardholder only. Cardholder must be present to check out the following:

  • Adult "Hot" DVDs (including Blu-ray);
  • Adult Video Games.

Additional HPPL only: New Adult Audiobooks, JNEWBOOK 21-Day, Adult CD New, Kill-A-Watt meters.

Non-CCS Reciprocal Patrons:

  • may have 2 New YS Audiobooks on their card at any given time;
  • Kill-A-Watt meters;
  • may have up to 25 items charged out at any given time;
  • Stem kits and Ukuleles are available for check-out to Highwood residents. Check out at the Membership services desk only.

Vacation Loans: Up to six (6) weeks, limited to ten (10) items, and are renewable. Vacation loans are for items with 28-Day or 21-Day loan periods.

Renewals: 28-Day items may be renewed two (2) times. All other checked out items may be renewed once (including vacation loans). The exceptions: No renewal on "Hot" DVDs (including Blu-ray) or Curriculum material. Renewal period is for the same period as the initial checkout.

Items with Holds are not renewable. No item with a hold may be renewed.

Hot Picks: 14-day books for HP residents only. May not be renewed.

Interlibrary Loans Limit: Five (5) items requested or received at one time; fine rate $0.20 per day.


Reference materials do not circulate. Photocopies may be made, in compliance with copyright laws.

Fines are $0.20 per day. Maximum fine is $10 per item.

Fines may be paid in person or online with a credit card.