New Checkout Policies 

We've updated our circulation policies to make your life simpler!


You can check out as many items as you want!

Downloadable materials from services like My Media Mall, 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

Please visit for more information.


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.​