Limits & Loan Periods

We are fine-free. Please read through our Fine Free FAQs on what that means for you.

Most items automatically renew twice if no holds are pending, but you may check due dates and/or renew your items by logging into your account online or by calling the Renewal line at 847-590-8706.

Lost & Damaged Items: The Library does not accept materials in lieu of payment. You will be charged the replacement cost for damaged or lost materials, and are unable to check out any new materials until the replacement cost is paid.

Videogames, Library of Things items*, and STEM Kits are only available for checkout to CAPL cardholders.

Item Type Limits Loan Period Renewals
Books None 3 weeks 2
New Fiction None 2 weeks 2
Hot Pick Fiction None 2 weeks 0
Magazines None 1 week 2
Audiobooks/Playaways None 3 weeks 2
DVDs-Movies None 1 week 2
DVDs-Adult Documentaries None 1 week 2
CDs None 3 weeks 2
Videogames 5; only CAPL cardholders 1 week 1
Playaway Views 5 1 week 1
Theme Kits 5 3 weeks 1
Instant Book Club Bags 1 6 weeks 0
STEM Kits 3/family 3 weeks 1
Mobile Hot Spot* 1/family, age 18+ 1 week 1
GoPro* 1; age 18+ 1 week 1
VR Glasses* 1 1 week 1
Ozobots* 1; age 18+ 1 week 1
3D Printing Pen* 1; age 18+ 1 week 1
Fishing poles 5 1 week 0
Knitting/Crochet Tools 5 3 weeks 1
AccuQuilt Die Cutter* 1, age 18+ 1 week 1
AccuQuilt Die Cuts* None 1 week 1
Woodburning/Soldering Iron* age 18+ 1 week 1
Wood Chisel Set* age 18+ 3 weeks 1
Wood Carving Set* age 18+ 3 weeks 1
Umbrellas 1 1 week 1