Due Dates & Renewing Items

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 2 Yes None $0.10
Most Wanted items 7 Days 1 No None $0.25
Hot Items 21 Days 1 Yes, for Lake Forest residents None $0.10
Audiobooks, Playaways, Great Courses CDs 21 Days 2 Yes None $0.10
Music CDs 21 Days 2 Yes None $0.10
NEW Feature Film DVDs 7 Days 0 Yes, for Lake Forest residents None $1.00
Feature Film DVDs 7 Days 2 Yes None $1.00
NEW Nonfiction DVDs 14 Days 0 Yes, for Lake Forest residents None $1.00
Nonfiction DVDs 14 Days 0 Yes None $1.00
NEW DVD Series 14 Days 0 Yes, for Lake Forest residents None $1.00
DVD Series 14 Days 2 Yes None $1.00
Great Courses DVDs 14 Days 2 Yes None $1.00
DVD2GO items 3 Days 0 Can be reserved up to 12 hours prior to pickup 20 $1.00
NEW Video Games 21 Days 0 Yes, for Lake Forest residents None $1.00
Video Games 21 Days 0 Yes None $1.00
GoPro Kits 21 Days 0 Yes, for Lake Forest residents 1 $10.00
Magazines 14 Days 0 Yes, for Lake Forest residents None $0.10
NEW Children's DVDs 14 Days 2 Yes, for Lake Forest residents None $1.00
Children's DVDs 14 Days 2 Yes None $1.00
Launchpads 21 Days 0 Yes, for Lake Forest residents None $1.00
Exploration Kits 21 Days 0 Yes, for Lake Forest residents None $1.00
Children's Puzzles, Puppets, Toys 21 Days 2 Yes, for Lake Forest residents None $0.10
Golden Tote Bags 21 days 3 No None $0.10
Item Loan Period, Renewals, Holdable, Checkout Limits Fines/Day
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

What's my password?

If you haven't changed your password in My Account, the default password is (in all caps):

patron

If you got your Library card after April 2018, your default password may be the last 4 digits of your phone number.

For help signing into My Account, please call us at 847.810.4610.

Renewing Items

Items that CANNOT be renewed include:

  • Materials that another patron has placed on hold
  • Materials that have reached their renewal limit
  • New movies, New TV series, and all DVD2GO movies
  • Nonfiction movies
  • Video games
  • Magazines
  • Launchpads, Exploration Kits, GoPro Kits

It may be possible to renew an item that is overdue; the renewal won't cancel the overdue fine, but it will keep the fine from growing. Please refer to the "Manually Renewing Items" section on this page.

Autorenewals

Many items automatically renew up to 2 times, so you can keep your checked-out materials longer.

If you have email or text notifications enabled, you will receive a message letting you know which items autorenewed and their new due dates.

Manually Renewing Items

To manually renew items, you can either:


Directions for renewing online through My Account:

  1. Go to My Account
  2. Enter your library card number and password
    (If you haven't changed your password, it’s most likely PATRON, or the last 4 digits of the phone number on your account. For help signing into your account, please call us at 847.810.4610.)
  3. Click the Checkouts tab
  4. Select the item(s) you would like to renew
  5. Click the Renew button
  6. Click the Yes button to confirm your renewal

If you have any issues renewing an item, please call us at 847.234.0636.