There are no fees to check out any items.

Noncirculating Items:

  • reference books
  • the most current copy of a magazine
  • newspapers

Fees are charged for:

  • the replacement of damaged or lost materials
  • the procurement of a magazine article from another library
  • nonresident library cards for residents of unincorporated Northbrook
  • returned checks

If your library card has fines of $10 or more, you will be unable to check out, renew, or place holds on materials until the balance owed is brought below $10. Fines may be paid in person at the Circulation Desk or online by logging into the catalog.

Materials Loan Period Holdable?* Renewable? 3 Renewals Max, if Allowed Overdue Fines Per Day Max Fine
New Fiction 14 days Yes (NBK only) Yes $0.20 $10
Lucky Day Books 14 days No No $1.00 $10
Books 21 days Yes Yes $0.20 $10
Juvenile Bookpacks
Juvenile Audio Kits
Kill a Watt Meter
Juvenile Puzzles
New Audiobooks 21 days Yes (NBK only) Yes $0.20 $10
New Playaways
New Non-Fiction Books
New Large Type
New Juvenile Fiction
Discovery Skills Kits
Low Vision Assistive Devices (Pebble and Amigo) 21 days Yes
(NBK only)
Yes $1.00 $10
Magazines  14 days Yes Yes $0.20 $10
Adult Board Games 14 days Yes (NBK only) Yes $1.00 $10
New CDs 7 days Yes (NBK only) Yes $0.20 $10
New Juvenile CDs
New Boxed Set CDs
New Juvenile Boxed Set CDs
New Records
CDs 7 days Yes Yes $0.20 $10
Juvenile CDs
Boxed Set CDs 14 days Yes  Yes $0.20 $10
Juvenile Boxed Set CDs
New DVD/Blu-ray 2 days  Yes (NBK only) No $1.00 $10
New Lucky Day DVD/Blu-Ray  2 days  No No $1.00 $10
New Juvenile DVD/Blu-Ray 7 days Yes (NBK only) No $1.00 $10
New Boxed Set DVD/Blu-rays
New Juvenile Boxed Set DVD/Blu-Rays
DVD/Blu-ray/VHS 7 days Yes Yes $1.00 $10
Boxed Set DVD/Blu-Rays 14 days Yes Yes $1.00 $10
Juvenile Boxed Set DVD/Blu-Rays
New Videogames 7 days Yes (NBK only) No $1.00 $10
New Lucky Day Juvenile DVD/Blu-Ray
Video Games

Projector (Digital, Dual 8 mm, Super 8 mm, 16 mm, Overhead, Slide)
Projection Screen, 80"

7 days Yes (NBK only) Yes $1.00 $10
DVD/VCR Recorders
Makey Makey Kits 21 days No No $1.00 $10
Arduino Kits
iPAD, MACBOOK 3 hours No No $5 per hour $600

*"Holdable" means holds for patrons within CCS, as well as out of system ILL requests


The following are are the total number of items per category that can be checked out:

Books 100
DVD & Blu-Rays 10
Music CDs 20
Audiobooks 10
Videogames & CD-Roms 5
Magazines 12
updated 4/3/17