Loan Periods and Fines for Stickney-Forest View Library Materials

Books

All printed and audio books can be checked out for three (3) weeks. Late fees are 15 cents per late day.

eBooks

eBooks can be checked out for two (2) weeks. The maximum number of books that can be checked out at one time is 5. Patrons can download eBooks using OverDrive.

Nooks & Kindle Fires

Nook and Kindle readers can be checked out for three (3) weeks. Late fees are $5.00 per late day. NOTE: Nook and Kindle readers check out to Stickney-Forest View residents only.

DVDs and Blu-Rays

DVDs can be checked out for one (1) week at no cost. The maximum number of DVDs and Blu-Rays that can be checked out at any time is five (5). Late fees are $2.00 per late day.

Video Games

Video Games can be checked out for one (1) week at no cost. The maximum number of Video Games that can be checked out at any time is two (2). Late fees are $2.00 per late day.

Music CDs

CDs check out for one (1) week. Late fees are 15 cents per late day.

Magazines

Magazines check out for one (1) week. Late fees are 15 cents per late day.

Newspapers

Newspapers cannot be checked out.

Laptops and Tablets

Laptops and tablets check out for three (3) days. Late fees are $15.00 per late day. NOTE: Laptops and tablets check out to Stickney-Forest View residents only.

Wi-Fi Hotspots

Wi-Fi hotspots check out for one (1) week. Late fees are $5.00 per late day. NOTE: hotspots check out to Stickney-Forest View residents only.

Renewals and Returns

Books and audio books can be renewed twice if no one has requested them. Music CDs can be renewed one time if no one has requested them. DVDs, video games, magazines, e-books, Nook readers, tablets, and laptops cannot be renewed.

All items can be returned in the book drops located at each entrance, except for the Nook and Kindle readers, laptops, tablets, and WiFi hotspots.

Check Out Limits

On your Stickney-Forest View Public Library Card, you can check out up to:

  • 50 printed books
  • 20 audio books
  • 5 eBooks
  • 5 DVD or Blu-Ray discs(feature film, television show, or non-fiction)
  • 2 video games
  • 20 CDs
  • 1 Nook or Kindle
  • 1 Laptop or tablet

The total number of items you can have checked out at one time is 50.

Visiting Other Libraries

With your Stickney-Forest View Public Library Card, you can use your card at any of the SWAN consortium libraries.

When visiting other SWAN libraries, please be aware:

The Loan Periods and Fines listed above only apply to the items you check out here at Stickney-Forest View. If you go to another library, they might lend materials for a shorter or longer amount of time and may charge different fines.

The Checkout Limits listed above apply to any materials you have checked out on your card from any of the SWAN libraries. For example, if you check out 4 video games from the Stickney-Forest View Public Library and visit another SWAN library, you will only be able to check out 1 more video game from the other SWAN library.

You may also get a card at Chicago Public Library with your Stickney-Forest View Public Library card. When you visit a Chicago Public Library branch, you will need to bring your Stickney-Forest View card and a current ID with your address to register. Also be sure that your Stickney-Forest View card is not expired and does not have any fines.

If you would like to visit a library anywhere else in Illinois, most Illinois libraries will also allow you to register for a reciprocal borrower card. Before you go to the library, contact them to find out what you will need to register. Typically, you will need your Stickney-Forest View Public Library card that is not expired and free of fines, plus a current ID.

Requesting Materials from Other Libraries

Through the SWAN catalog, you can request materials from other SWAN libraries to be sent to the Stickney-Forest View Library. You will simply need to create an account using the barcode number on the back of your library card. If you need help creating an account, you can call the Circulation Desk at 708-749-1050 ext. 100.

If you do not see what you are looking for in the SWAN catalog, the library may be able to request the item from a library outside of SWAN. Please call the Circulation Desk at 708-749-1050 ext. 100 for more information.

 

You may also review our Policies and information about getting a library card.



 
ACCESSING AND MANAGING YOUR
LIBRARY ACCOUNT ONLINE TUTORIAL
 
Do you need help with accessing and managing your library account? This brief online tutorial will show you how to:
  • Log into your library account
  • Make updates to your preferences
  • See what materials you have checked out or have holds on
  • Pay fines online
For additional account assistance, contact the Adult Reference Desk by emailing reference@sfvpld.org or by calling (708) 749-1050, x-120.
 
 
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