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Log in to My Account to see what you have checked out, when it's due and any holds you have placed.


Want to renew an eligible item? You can, up to four times, as long as no other patron has it on hold. To renew, log in or call (847) 923-3158.

Loan Periods, Limits and Fines

Schaumburg Library is fine free! What does that mean? Read our answers to frequently asked questions.

You may borrow up to 100 items at a time, with the following limits by material type:

Material Loan period/days Reserves/renewals Limit
Hot Pick DVD*/Blu-ray*/4K* 3 No 3
New DVD/Blu-ray/4K 3 Yes 5
New CD 7 Yes 5
Launchpad* 7 Yes 5
New video games 7 Yes 5
AV equipment* 7 Yes 1
Special collections* 7 Yes 3
DVD/Blu-ray 7 Yes Unlimited
Magazines/comics 7 Yes Unlimited
Toys/games 7 Yes Unlimited
Video games 7 Yes Unlimited
Grab 'N Go (umbrellas/ice scrapers/bike locks)* 7 No/Yes 3
DVD/Blu-ray sets 14 Yes Unlimited
Hot Pick books 14 No Unlimited
Hotspots* 14 Yes 1
Laptop kits 14 Yes 1
All other AV items 21 Yes Unlimited
Books 21 Yes Unlimited
Kindles 21 Yes 1

*Non-Schaumburg Library cardholders may not borrow these items. Read our full borrowing policy.


After an item is overdue by one additional loan period, your card will be blocked and you can no longer check out items. For example, if an item can be checked out for 21 days, your card will be blocked when the item is 21 days overdue. (This is after any applicable renewals.) If an item can be checked out for 3 days, your card will be blocked when the item is 3 days overdue, etc. Once you return the item, your card will be unblocked.

After the item is 45 days overdue, if the item is still checked out, we’ll bill you for the item.

Lost or Damaged Materials

You are responsible for the materials you borrow. A replacement cost will be charged if an item is lost or badly damaged. We cannot accept a replacement copy in lieu of payment.