Placing Holds on "On Shelf" Items
Important: If an item is available on our shelves at Lake Forest, for faster service please call 847.234.0636 to place a hold.
Placing a hold online in the catalog does not mean your hold is immediately available for pickup at the Library.
For items that are not currently on our shelves, or that are coming from other libraries, we will let you know when the item is available for pickup.
Holds on NEW Movies
When viewing a new movie in the catalog, you have the option to place it on hold. Please note that your hold doesn't actually go into effect until AFTER the movie has been in the Library's collection for two months, however.
So although you’ll see the hold in My Account, it may take longer than you expect to be notified that the item is available and waiting for you. The only way to borrow new movies sooner is to come into the Library and find the movie on the shelf.
To Place an Item on Hold, You Can Either:
Call us at 847.810.4610 and we'll place a hold on it for you
Place the item on hold yourself by visiting My Account (directions follow)
Directions for placing holds online through My Account
Browse to the item in the Catalog
Click the "Place Hold" button
Enter your barcode number and password
(If you haven't changed your password, the default password is patron)
Select your Pickup Library and click the "Place Hold(s)" button
A window will appear, indicating that your hold was successfully placed. If you have any issues, please call us at 847.810.4610.
Loan Periods & Due Dates
All items are due back by midnight of the due date.
|Item||Loan Period||Renewals||Holdable||Checkout Limits||Fines/Day|
|Books & Audiobooks||21 Days||1||Yes||None||$0.10|
|Music CDs||21 Days||1||Yes||None||$0.10|
|Great Courses CD/Audiobook||21 Days||1||Yes||None||$0.10|
|Children's Puzzle, Puppet, Toy||21 Days||1||Yes||None||$0.10|
|Video Games||21 Days||0||No||3||$1.00|
|Magazines||14 Days||2||No||8 Back Issues||$0.10|
|Hot Item||21 Days||1||Yes for Lake Forest Residents||None||$0.10|
|Rental Books for $1||7 Days||0||No||None||$0.25|
|Feature Film||3 Days||2||Yes||None||$1.00|
|New Feature Film||3 Days||0||Yes, but hold doesn't become active until the item has been in the Library for 2 months.||None||$1.00|
|New Non Fiction DVD||14 Days||0||Yes, but hold doesn't become active until the item has been in the Library for 2 months.||None||$1.00|
|New DVD Series||14 Days||0||Yes, but the hold doesn't become active until the item has been in the Library for 2 months.||None||$1.00|
|New Fiction DVD||14 Days||2||Yes||None||$1.00|
|DVD Series||14 Days||2||Yes||None||$1.00|
|Great Courses DVD||14 Days||2||Yes||None||$1.00|
|DVD2GO||3 Days||0||Can be reserved up to 12 hours prior to pickup.||3||$1.00|
|Interlibrary Loan from within CCS Consortium||Follows Lake Forest Library policy||––|
|Interlibrary Loan from outside our Library Consortium||Follows Lake Forest Library policy||$1.00|