Check-Out & Internet Policies

  1. Loan Periods
    1. 4 Weeks | Art prints
    2. 3 Weeks | Books, paperbacks, CDs, CD-ROMs, audiobooks, kits, and CDs, and travel bags
    3. 1 Week | TV series on DVD, magazines, "Top of the Charts" books, and non-fiction DVDs
    4. 3 Days | DVDs
  2. Loan Limits
    1. Patrons are limited to 30 total items including the following limitations:

      CD-ROMs: 3 per person
      DVDs: 6 per person

      Non Rolling Meadows cardholders are limited to 15 audio visual items.
  3. Reserves
    1. Reserves (holds) can be placed by Rolling Meadows cardholders at any of the public computers or public service desks located within the library, and from any Internet capable computer outside of the library.
  4. Email Notices
    1. Would you like to receive your library notices by e-mail? Stop by the Circulation desk and give us your email address. You can also add your e-mail address through our Online Catalog. Once your e-mail address is on file, in addition to hold and overdue notices, you will also begin to receive our Courtesy Notices, which are email reminders of items to return soon.

      Courtesy notices are not sent for items which have a loan period of 7 days or less: DVDs, magazines, and Top of the Charts books.

  5. Late Fees
    1. Adult materials | 10¢ per day
      Juvenile materials | 10¢ per day
      "Top of the Charts" | 25¢ per day
      DVDs | $1.00 per day
      Art Prints | $2.00 per day
  6. Returns
    1. A 24 hour book return is located near the main entrance of the library.
      A 24 hour drive-up book return is located in the East parking lot.
  7. Lost or damaged materials
    1. Replacement cost plus processing fee will be charged.
  8. Computer Usage
    1. The Library offers public computers with access to the Internet, Microsoft Office, printing and scanning. In addition, the library also offers Wi-Fi and wireless printing, as well as wired internet connections for laptops.
  9. Internet Usage
    1. In keeping with the library's Collection Development Policy, the library has installed software on all computers that attempts to block retrieval of internet sites that could be considered pornographic. It is important to note that no software can completely block out all objectionable material and parents/legal guardians are encouraged to guide their children in exploring the internet while sharing with them the family's personal views about acceptable use of the internet. The library's internet policy is available by clicking here.

If you have any additional questions, please contact the library at 847-259-6050 or
use our website's Ask a Librarian feature to submit your question online.