The adult circulation department assists patrons with library cards and checking material in and out of the library. Questions regarding fines, overdue or missing materials, and updating user information may be directed to the circulation department by calling 847-234-0636 and pressing 1 once the voicemail message begins. Our Catalog

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Checking out materials

Books: unlimited quantity, two week loan period

Audio Books: unlimited quantity, two week loan period

Music CDs: unlimited quantity, two week loan period

Popular Films and TV Shows: 3 of each type (adult and children), three day loan period for films, two weeks for tv shows

Documentaries (travel, history, etc.): 3 at a time, two week loan period

Video Games: 3 at a time, two week loan period

Magazines: 8 at a time, two week loan period


Library Cards

Residents and business owners are eligible for a Lake Forest Library card.
Fees are charged for a forgotten card. Identification is required with current address.

Teachers, students, and city employees living in unserved areas may use the Lake Forest Library. Limitations apply. Please Call the Circulation Department, 847-234-0636, for further information.

Lake Forest Library honors library cards from area libraries.

Non-resident card fee is  $532.