Loan Periods, Checkout Limits, and Fine Schedule

General Policies

*DVD, including Blu-ray checked out on a Library card at any given time: 10 from each department, of which 2 from each department may be High Demand (2-Day) titles. 

Video games are in addition to the 10 DVDs allowed.  Limit: 4 Youth Dept. video games, 2 Adult Dept. video games

Nook – must be 8 years old to check out a Nook

Highland Park Public Library cardholder onlyCardholder must be present to check out the followingAdult, 2-Day DVDs (including Blu-ray); Adult Video Games; MP3 Players.

Additional HPPL only: New Adult Audiobooks, JNEWBOOK 21-Day, Adult CD Recent, Kill-A-Watt meters.

Non-CCS RPSs:

  • may not place holds on any Highland Park Library material.
  • may have 2 New YS Audiobooks on their card at any given time.
  • may not check out New Adult Audiobooks.
  • may not check out MP3 Players or Kill-A-Watt meters.
  • may have up to 25 items charged out at any given time.

Chicago Cardholders are limited to print materials only (Chicago is a Non-CCS RBP).  They may have up to 25 items checked out at any given time.

Driver’s License with current address or State ID with current address: checkout is limited to 6 items.

Vacation Loans: up to 6 weeks, limited to 10 items and are renewable. Vacation loans are for Old Books (28-Day) only.  No other loan periods or formats are available for vacation loan.

Renewals: 28-Day items may be renewed2 times with the exception of MP3 Players, which are not renewable.  All other checked out items may be renewed once (including vacation loans). The exceptions: no renewal on 2-Day DVDs (including Blu-ray) or Curriculum material. Renewal period is for the same period as the initial checkout.

Items with Holds are not renewable.  No item with a hold may be renewed.

Not reservable: 2-Day items, Rental books, magazines.

Interlibrary loans limit: 5 items in the works; fine rate $0.20 per day, maximum of $10.00.

Reference materials do not circulate.  Photocopies may be made, in compliance with copyright laws.