New Checkout Policies 

You can check out as many items at the library as you want! (Downloadable materials from services like CloudLibrary, Hoopla, etc., still have borrowing limits.)

  • You can check out almost all of our items for a longer period of time. New and Lucky Day films will now check out for 1 week.

  • All other items* may be checked out for 3 weeks. *excludes in-house equipment
  • Overdue fines for almost all items* will be lowered to $.10 per day. *DVDs and Blu-rays remain at $1.00 per day
  • Almost all items* will renew automatically 3 times, if other patrons do not have a hold on them. *excludes Lucky Day materials
  • The maximum fine per item has been lowered to $2.00.
  • New items* will be holdable exclusively to Northbrook patrons for their first three months in the collection. *excludes Lucky Day materials, which are browse-only

Read about loan periods, fines, and fees.

Materials & Loan Periods (Late fine fees are $0.10 per day unless noted otherwise)

  • 21 days: Books, Audiobooks, Playaways Juvenile Bookpacks, Juvenile Audio Kits
  • 21 days: Boxed Set CDs, Juvenile Boxed Set CDs
  • 21 days: Boxed Set DVD/Blu-rays Juvenile Boxed Set DVD/Blu-rays [$1.00 late fine fee per day]
  • 21 days: CDs, Juvenile CDs, Records
  • 21 days: DVD/Blu-ray [$1.00 late fine fee per day]
  • 3 hours: iPad or MacBook (in-library) [$0.10 late fine fee per hour]
  • 21 days: Lucky Day Books*
  • 7 days: Lucky Day DVD/Blu-ray*, Lucky Day Juvenile DVD/Blu-ray* [$1.00 late fine fee per day]
  • 21 days: Magazines
  • 21 days: STEAM kits
  • 21 days: NEW Audiobooks, New Fiction, Playaways, Non-Fiction Books, Large Type, Juvenile Fiction, Low Vision Assistive Devices
  • 21 days: NEW Boxed Set DVD/Blu-rays, NEW Juvenile Boxed Set DVD/Blu-rays [$1.00 late fine fee per day]
  • 21 days: NEW CDs, Boxed Set CDs, Records (Includes NEW Juvenile CDs and Boxed Sets)
  • 7 days: NEW DVD/Blu-ray, NEW Juvenile DVD/Blu-ray [$1.00 late fine fee per day]
  • 21 days: Adult Board Games 
  • 21 days: NEW Video Games, Video Games, CD-ROMS, Roku Sticks
  • 21 days: Projector (Dual 8mm, Super 8mm, 16mm, Overhead, Slide), DVD/VCR Recorders

* The material cannot be renewed.​