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Renewals

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 for most items! What does that mean? Read our answers to frequently asked questions.

Please note that eMedia (including streaming services and most eBooks/eAudiobooks) are limited to Schaumburg cardholders only.

For physical materials, you may borrow up to 100 items at a time, with the following limits by material type. If you live outside the Schaumburg Library service area, you may be able to borrow materials with a valid card from your home library. Call the Registration Desk at (847) 923-3160 to find out if we have a reciprocal borrowing arrangement with your library.

Material Loan period/days Reserves/renewals Limit Fines/day
Hot Pick DVD*/Blu-ray* 3 No 3 No
New DVD/Blu-ray/4K 3 Yes 5 No
New CD 7 Yes 5 No
Launchpad* 7 Yes 5 No
New video games 7 Yes 5 No
AV equipment* 7 Yes 1 $1
Special collections (includes Library of Things)* 7 Yes 3 $1
DVD/Blu-ray 7 Yes Unlimited No
Magazines/comics 7 Yes Unlimited No
Toys/games/video games 7 Yes Unlimited No
Youth Steam Kits* 7 Yes 3 No
Grab 'N Go (umbrellas/ice scrapers/bike locks)* 7 No/Yes 3 No
DVD/Blu-ray sets 14 Yes Unlimited No
Hot Pick books 14 No Unlimited No
Hotspots*/laptop kits*/teen audio kit* 14 Yes 1 $1
All other AV* 21 Yes Unlimited No
Books 21 Yes Unlimited No
Kindles 21 Yes 1 $1
Senior kits 21 Yes 1 No

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

Fees

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. If you have been billed for an item and the fee is not paid within 45 days, the Library may refer your account to an external material recovery agency.

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.