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Loan Periods, Checkout Limits, and Fines

With your Highland Park Public Library Card, you can access a variety of materials! From traditional books, movies, and music to digitizing equipment, Rokus, eBooks, and even ukuleles with our Library of Things. 

    • Item Checkout limits per library card
      • Twenty (20) total DVDs or Blu-Ray items
      • Four (4) Youth dept. video games
      • Four (4) Adult dept. video games
      • Ten (10) interlibrary loan (ILL) requests or items
      Items for Highland Park Public Library cardholders only
      • New Adult Audiobooks
      • Youth 21-Day New Books
      • Kill-A-Watt meters
      • Hot Picks books
      • Adult Video Games—cardholder must be present to check out
      Non-CCS Reciprocal Patrons Checkout limits
      • Two (2) New YS Audiobooks
      • Twenty-five (25) items
      • Highwood Residents may check out STEM kits and Ukuleles at the Membership services desk only.
      Renewals

      All checked-out items may be renewed once (including vacation loans), except for 28-Day items which may be renewed two (2) times. Renewal period is for the same period as the initial checkout. Items are now automatically renewed when applicable.

      Items that cannot be renewed:

      • Items with holds
      • Hot Picks books
      • New DVDs and Blu-Rays
      • Curriculum materials
      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.

      Interlibrary Loans

      Up to ten (10) items may be requested or received at one time.

      Nook

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

      Reference

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

      Fees

      If an item has been overdue for 45 days, it is assumed to have been lost and the cardholder will be charged the cost of the item. These same fees apply if an item is returned with damage.

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

    • Vacation loans are for old books (i.e. not in the "New" sections) only.  No other loan periods or formats are available for vacation loans. Ask for a Vacation Loan when checking out at the Membership Services desk.

      Vacation Loan Periods: 

      Loan Period: 42 days (6 weeks)
      Checkout Limit: 10
      HP Cardholder Only: No
      Reservable for HP Cardholders?: Yes
      Reservable for CCS Cardholders?: Yes
      Renewable: 1 time

    • New Audiobooks

      Loan Period (days): 21
      Checkout Limit: 4
      HP Cardholder Only: Yes
      Reservable for HP Cardholders?: Yes
      Reservable for CCS Cardholders?: No
      Renewable: 1 time

      Adult Audiobooks

      Loan Period (days): 28
      Checkout Limit: 150, with some exceptions.
      HP Cardholder Only: No
      Reservable for HP Cardholders?: Yes
      Reservable for CCS Cardholders?: Yes
      Renewable: 2 times

      Youth Audiobooks

      Loan Period (days): 28
      Checkout Limit: 150
      HP Cardholder Only: No
      Reservable for HP Cardholders?: Yes
      Reservable for CCS Cardholders?: Yes
      Renewable: 2 times

    • New Books (Adult)

      Loan Period (days): 14
      Checkout Limit: 150, with some exceptions
      HP Cardholder Only: No
      Reservable for HP Cardholders?: Yes
      Reservable for CCS Cardholders?: No
      Renewable: 1 time

      New Books (Adult) 500+ pages, New Large Print Books

      Loan Period (days): 21
      Checkout Limit: 150, with some exceptions
      HP Cardholder Only: No
      Reservable for HP Cardholders?: Yes
      Reservable for CCS Cardholders?: No
      Renewable: 1 time

      Hot Picks (Adult)

      Loan Period (days): 14
      Checkout Limit: 2
      HP Cardholder Only: Yes
      Reservable for HP Cardholders?: No
      Reservable for CCS Cardholders?: No
      Renewable: No

      New Travel Guidebooks

      Loan Period (days): 21
      Checkout Limit: 150, with some exceptions
      HP Cardholder Only: No
      Reservable for HP Cardholders?: Yes
      Reservable for CCS Cardholders?: No
      Renewable: 1 time

      J New Book (Youth)

      Loan Period (days): 21
      Checkout Limit: 40
      HP Cardholder Only: No
      Reservable for HP Cardholders?: Yes
      Reservable for CCS Cardholders?: No
      Renewable: 1 time

      J Book Holiday

      Loan Period (days): 28
      Checkout Limit: 50
      HP Cardholder Only: No
      Reservable for HP Cardholders?:Yes
      Reservable for CCS Cardholders?: No
      Renewable: 1 time

      Books (Adult, JY and J)

      Loan Period (days): 28
      Checkout Limit: 150
      HP Cardholder Only: No
      Reservable for HP Cardholders?: Yes
      Reservable for CCS Cardholders?: Yes
      Renewable: 2 times

    • Adult Memory Kits

      Loan Period (days): 14
      Checkout Limit: 50
      HP Cardholder Only: No
      Reservable for HP Cardholders?: Yes
      Reservable for CCS Cardholders?: No
      Renewable: 2 times

      Youth Kits (Wonderbooks)

      Loan Period (days): 21
      Checkout Limit: 50
      HP Cardholder Only: No
      Reservable for HP Cardholders?: Yes
      Reservable for CCS Cardholders?: No
      Renewable: 2 times

      Youth Kits (Book & CD)

      Loan Period (days): 21
      Checkout Limit: 50
      HP Cardholder Only: No
      Reservable for HP Cardholders?: Yes
      Reservable for CCS Cardholders?: Yes
      Renewable: 2 times

      Youth Kits (STEM)

      Loan Period (days): 14
      Checkout Limit: 1
      HP Cardholder Only: No
      Reservable for HP Cardholders?: Yes
      Reservable for CCS Cardholders?: No
      Renewable: 2 times

    • For our full Library of Things Catalog, please select the button below. 

      Library of Things Catalog

    • Loan Period (days): 28
      Checkout Limit: 50
      HP Cardholder Only: No
      Reservable for HP Cardholders?: Yes
      Reservable for CCS Cardholders?: Yes
      Renewable: 2 times

    • New Adult Blu-ray and DVD

      Loan Period (days): 7
      Checkout Limit: 4
      HP Cardholder Only: No
      Reservable for HP Cardholders?: Yes
      Reservable for CCS Cardholders?: No
      Renewable: 2 times

      Adult Blu-Ray & DVD

      Loan Period (days): 21
      Checkout Limit: 20
      HP Cardholder Only: No
      Reservable for HP Cardholders?: Yes
      Reservable for CCS Cardholders?: Yes
      Renewable: 2 times

      Youth Blu-Ray & DVD

      Loan Period (days): 7
      Checkout Limit: 20
      HP Cardholder Only: No
      Reservable for HP Cardholders?: Yes
      Reservable for CCS Cardholders?: Yes
      Renewable: 2 times

    • New CDs

      Loan Period (days):21
      Checkout Limit: 50
      HP Cardholder Only: No
      Reservable for HP Cardholders?: Yes
      Reservable for CCS Cardholders?: Yes
      Renewable: 2 times

      CDs

      Loan Period (days): 21
      Checkout Limit: 150
      HP Cardholder Only: No
      Reservable for HP Cardholders?: Yes
      Reservable for CCS Cardholders?: Yes
      Renewable: 2 times

    • Loan Period (days): 21
      Checkout Limit: 3
      HP Cardholder Only: No
      Reservable for HP Cardholders?: Yes
      Reservable for CCS Cardholders?: Yes
      Renewable: 2 times

    • Loan Period (days): 14
      Checkout Limit: 10
      HP Cardholder Only: No
      Reservable for HP Cardholders?: No
      Reservable for CCS Cardholders?: No
      Renewable: 1 time

    • Adult Video Games

      Loan Period (days): 21
      Checkout Limit: 4
      HP Cardholder Only: No
      Reservable for HP Cardholders?: Yes
      Reservable for CCS Cardholders?: Yes
      Renewable: 2 times

      Youth Video Games

      Loan Period (days): 21
      Checkout Limit: 4
      HP Cardholder Only: No
      Reservable for HP Cardholders?: Yes
      Reservable for CCS Cardholders?: No
      Renewable: 1 time

    • Loan Period (days): 21
      Checkout Limit: 1
      HP Cardholder Only: No
      Reservable for HP Cardholders?: Yes
      Reservable for CCS Cardholders?: No
      Renewable: No