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Loan Periods for Forest Park Public Library Materials

  • Books: Three weeks

  • DVDs: One week

  • Audiobooks: Three weeks

  • CDs: Three weeks

  • Video Games: Two weeks

  • Magazines (back issues only): Three weeks

  • WiFi Hotspots: Two weeks

All items except for new books, New DVDs, New Video Games, and WiFi hotspots may be renewed twice if no other patron has requested the item. Online renewal is quick and easy.

To find out about the status of your items, sign on to your account online here or call 1-877-662-8190.

Limits

Total of items loaned:

  • Adults are not limited, except as noted below

  • Juveniles are limited to a total of 15 items and as noted below

  • Magazines: unlimited except for current issue

  • DVDs: limited to 10 total at one time

  • Video Games: limited to four at one time

  • Restricted use cards for patrons experiencing homelessness are limited to two items at a time with item type restrictions and do not include interlibrary loan privileges.

Auto Renewal

Library materials will be automatically renewed two days before your item is due as long as there is no hold on the item and the item has not reached our maximum renewal limit, twice.

If you have an email address in your account, you will receive an email about the items that were renewed and the new due date. If you do not have an email address in your account, you can check on the due date of items by using the “My Account” tab in the catalog or by contacting the library. (Items not automatically renewed include new books, new DVDS, new Video Games, WiFi hotspots and YS outreach kits.)

NOTE: Items borrowed from other libraries may have different loan periods. Due dates will be listed in your account and printed on your receipt.

Fines

  • DVDs: 50¢ per day, up to the replacement cost of the item

  • Video Games: $1 per day, up to the replacement cost of the item

  • WiFi Hotspots: $2 per day, up to the replacement cost of the item

  • All other items: 10¢ per day, up to the replacement cost of the item

Items from other library accessed through interlibrary loan:

  • DVDs: 50¢ per day

  • All other items: 10¢ per day

NOTE: Items borrowed from other libraries may have different fine rates. Borrowing privileges are suspended when your card reaches $5 in fines.

Log into your account to pay your fines online.

Read Off Fines for Kids & Teens

All kids and teens ages 5-17 with a kid or teen Forest Park Public Library card have the opportunity to read off overdue fines and fees up to $60. Participants can earn a $2.50 credit for 30 minutes and a $5 credit for an hour spent reading at the library. This must be done in cooperation with the Youth Services Department. For more information, call 708-689-6126.