Borrowing Material

Loan Periods and Fees

Books 3 weeks 50 2 Yes 15¢ a day
Magazines 1 week 50 - Yes
Audiobooks in CD 3 weeks 20 2 Yes 15¢ a day
CDs 3 weeks 20 2 Yes
DVDs & Blu-Rays 1 week 5* - Yes $2 a day
DVD & Blu-Ray Sets 3 weeks 5* - Yes
Videogames 1 week 2 - Yes
Laptops In-Library Use Only 1 - - -
Hotspots 1 week 1 1 Yes $5 a day
Science Kits 1 week 1 1 Yes $1 a day

Total Fines must be $4.99 or below to checkout. The total number of items you can have checked out at one time is 50.

Renewals and Returns
  • Books and audiobooks that do not have patrons waiting for them are eligible for two (2) automatic renewals three days prior to their original due date.
  • CDs can only be renewed once. DVDs, videogames, magazines, and e-books cannot be renewed.
  • All items can be returned in the book drops located at each entrance, except for WiFi hotspots.
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:
  • Loan Periods and Fines listed above only apply to the items you check out here at Stickney-Forest View.
  • Checkout periods and fines vary for other libraries. 
  • Checkout Limits listed above apply to any materials you have checked out on your card from any of the SWAN libraries.
You may also get a card at Chicago Public Library with your Stickney-Forest View Public Library card and a current ID with your address. 

Requesting Materials from Other Libraries

You can request materials from other SWAN libraries to be sent to the Stickney-Forest View Library through the SWAN catalog. 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.
Review our Policies and Information about getting a library card.


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 or by calling (708) 749-1050, x-120.
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Stickney-Forest View Public Library District       6800 W. 43rd St, Stickney, IL 60402