Loan periods, limits, renewals & fees

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No late fines

Information here is for materials checked out at Oak Park Public Library locations. Materials checked out at other SWAN libraries are subject to those libraries’ loan rules. Read more about changes made to improve use, access, and equity around library resources »

  • Oak Park charges replacement fees for never returned or damaged Oak Park items, billed based on the item’s list price.
  • Major credit cards accepted online.
  • Never returned or damaged library items fees of $50 or more suspend an account and are sent to an external collection agency. A $10 fee is added by the collection agency. Repayment of this $10 is required to reactivate the library account.

Loan periods

  • Oak Park physical materials: 3 weeks.
  • Digital collection checkout times vary by service; most expire automatically; some can be returned early. See borrowing times by service »
  • New materials at the Maze and Dole branches and Hot Picks (additional copies of new and popular fiction, nonfiction, and movies available only in the Main Library—look for the red dot on the spine!) have standard checkout periods.

Limit

Renewals

  • Eligible items checked out on your account will automatically renew up to five times.
  • Two days before the due date, eligible items will automatically renew.
  • You can always check due dates for all items using the “My Account” tab in the catalog.
  • New materials at the Maze and Dole branches and Hot Picks (available only in the Main Library) are non-renewable and cannot be put on hold.

Fees

  • There are no fines for overdue materials checked out from the Oak Park Public Library.
  • Fees for never returned or damaged Oak Park items are billed based on the item’s list price.
    • Major credit cards accepted online.
    • Never returned or damaged library items fees of $50 or more suspend an account and are sent to an external collection agency. A $10 fee is added by the collection agency. Repayment of this $10 is required to reactivate the library account.

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