Loans, Renewals and Requests

Total Items that can be checked out at a time

  • Total items per card is 25 items.
  • Maximum number of holds per card is 10 items.
  • Number of CDs, cassettes/kits per card is 10 items
  • Number of DVDs and videos per card is 4 items.

Fines of $1.00 or more must be paid before using library cards.  Must pick up interlibrary loan items within 5 days of arrival, or they will be sent back to owning library.

Standard Loan Periods

The following materials may be checked out for a two (2) week period:

  • Books
  • Audio Books (available on cassette or CD)
  • Foreign Language Learning Materials (cassette or CD)
  • Kits (book with audio material)
  • Music (cassette, CD or vinyl record)
  • Pamphlet

The following materials may be checked out for a one (1) week period:

  • Cliff Notes and Monarch Notes
  • Equipment (8 mm film projector, 16mm film projector, motion picture screens, slide projector, etc.)  Note:  Patron must be an adult (18 years or older) and must be a Dolton resident or represent a local business or community organization.
  • Journals and Magazines
  • Videos (available on DVD or VHSLIMIT 4)

Special Loan Periods

  • Museum Adventure Pass (1 week)
  • Vacation Loan (four to six week period)
  • Teacher Loan (six week period)


In most cases your materials can be renewed if they’re not overdue and there are no holds placed on the item by other patrons.  Some restrictions do apply.

  • Most materials may be renewed two (2) times
  • Videos one (1) time and have no grace period

You can renew by phone or on our library catalog.


A hold is a request for an item to be pulled as soon as it is available and set aside for the patron who is next in line for the item.  Holds are filled on a first-come, first-serve basis and do not have a set arrival date.  Once the requested item arrives you will be contacted by Circulation staff via telephone.

Interlibrary Loans (ILL)

The Information Desk will help you find the materials the Library does not own.  We will try our best to borrow the item from another library system (provided it is within Illinois.  What is the fee?)

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