Using Your Card


Materials can be checked out for 3 weeks.

All items borrowed from us can be renewed as long as no one else is waiting on them. Eligible items will be renewed automatically. Renewals will be limited to two renewals per item. Contact the Circulation Desk with questions.


Items can be requested through the online catalogSWAN Libraries app or in person at the Adult & Teen Desk or Children’s Library Desk. When a reserved item becomes available, patrons will be notified by email or telephone. Items will be held for 7 days.

Items not available from SWAN can be requested through WorldCat or by speaking with a librarian. Items that come from outside of the state will incur a $3 fee.


We are fine free!

However, items still have to be returned or renewed by their due date. We will renew items up to two times and send out reminder notices.

If you have an item that is 21 days overdue, your card will be blocked from checking out other materials. The block is lifted once the item is returned.

Lost or damaged materials will be charged a replacement and processing fee. Patrons receive several reminders before they are billed for lost items.

Perks of Having a Library Card

You can check out items at the library with your card, and do a lot more!

Download and stream ebooks, audiobooks, magazines, movies, and more from our digital collections.

Check out a Museum Adventure Pass or Explore More Illinois for free or discounted experiences at various attractions.