Independence Day Closing

The Library will be closed on Monday, July 4th for Independence day.  We will reopen on Tuesday, July 5th at 9:00 a.m. 

Borrowing Guidelines

Your Library Account

You’ll use your card to check out items and use online services. You’ll use the library card number (listed on the back of your card) and PIN (created when you got your account) to log in to online services.

Borrowing Items from the Library

Holds

If you want an item that is currently checked out, you can place it on hold through the online catalog or by contacting the library. Once the item is available, we will notify you via your preferred communication method. You can pick up your holds on the holds shelf and check them out at a self check out machine or with staff. 

 

Renewals

Most items are eligible for renewals. If you haven’t brought your item back by the due date, we will automatically renew it for you. Renewals may be blocked if another person has the item on hold. Specific renewal limits by item type are listed below. 

 

Fines

Wauconda Area Public Library is fine-free! We will not charge any late fees as long as you return your items. Items borrowed from other libraries may still incur late fees from the lending library.

Returns

Items may be returned to the library or one of our remote book drops.

 

 

Loan Periods FAQs

  • Borrow for 21 days
  • Renew up to 3 times
  • Check out as many as you like
  • Borrow for 30 days
  • Renew up to 1 time
  • Check out as many as you like
  • Only available for use inside the library
  • Borrow for 21 days
  • No renewals
  • Check out up to 2
  • Single disc DVDs & Blu-rays
    • Borrow movies for 7 days
    • Borrow documentaries for 14 days
    • Renew 1 time
    • Check out as many as you like
  • NEW single disc DVDs & Blu-rays
    • Borrow for 7 days
    • No renewals
    • Check out up to 5 from our library and up to 2 from reciprocating libraries
  • TV series & boxed sets
    • Borrow for 21 days
    • Renew 1 time
    • Check out as many as you like
  • NEW TV series & boxed sets
    • Borrow for 21 days
    • No renewals
    • Check out up to 5 from our library and up to 2 from reciprocating libraries
  • Borrow for 21 days
  • Renew 1 time
  • Check out as many as you like
  • Due date listed on ILL slip
  • Renew 1 time (1 week unless lending library approves longer renewal)
  • Have up to 5 active requests
  • Borrow for 21 days
  • No renewals
  • Check out up to 2
  • Borrow for 7 days
  • Renew 1 time
  • Check out 1 at a time
  • Borrow for 21 days
  • Renew 1 time
  • Check out as many as you like
  • Borrow for 14 days
  • No renewals
  • Check out 1 at a time
  • Limitations:
    • Must be 18 years old (or 13-17 with guardian signature) to borrow
    • Only available to Wauconda Area Library patrons
  • Borrow for 7 days
  • Renew 1 time
  • Check out up to 3

More to Discover

If you’ve searched our catalog  and can’t find an item you want, you can request it. We will either purchase the item or borrow it from another library.

 


 

Get free eBooks, audiobooks, magazines, videos, and more on your favorite devices. Log in with your library card and PIN.

 


 

Access research databases, online classes, and other reference resources for free. Log in with your library card and PIN.