Borrowing & Returning Library Materials During a Pandemic

Books on shelf

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

Limits

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.

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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