Catalog    Website  |  A A A



All items checked-out from the Lake Forest Library are due back by midnight of the due date.

Overdue Fines: You are Responsible for all materials checked out on your card until cleared from Library records. If fees or fines are over $10, use of your card is suspended The Library reserves the right to suspend family borrowing privileges based on accumulated fees and fines

Books, other materials & AV (other than videotapes, DVDs and CD-ROMs) – 10 cents/day

  • Rental Books, Adult Dept. – 25 cents/day
  • Reference Books - $2 per hour or any part thereof
  • Library owned Video Games, DVDs and CD-ROMs - $1 per day
  • ILL’s - $1 per day

Maximum Video/DVD Fines: $14 maximum fine for adult videos and DVDs returned late; $14 maximum fine for children's videos and DVDs returned late.

Book Rental Fee:  $1/week.

InterLibrary Loans’s: (Materials borrowed from other libraries): If fees or special handling costs are charged by the lending library, these are passed along to the patron.

Lost Cards: $2.

Damaged CD-ROM: cost of the CD-ROM package.

Damaged Materials: materials which cannot be repaired, lost material procedure is in effect.

Lost or Damaged Cassette, CD, DVD, Video Game: If 1 item from multi part set, cost will be based on availability of replacement parts. Request cost from Tech. Services Minimum charge: $5.

Lost Materials:  Price listed in computer record.

Lost Magazine:  $5 per issue.

Lost Uncataloged Paperbacks:  Price in computer.

Lost YA Fiction Paperbacks & Juvenile Fiction Paperbacks:  Price in computer.

Delinquent Patrons:  Patrons become delinquent after incurring fines of $10 or owing $10 or more for lost materials.  Borrowing privileges may be suspended until fine is paid.

Family Fines:  A family whose fines exceed $20 shall be refused library borrowing privileges until the fine is paid.  Family members over 18 years of age are responsible for their own fines.

Non-Resident Fee Card: family card cost $542.11 per year (FY18)


*BE AWARE The following Libraries use a COLLECTION AGENCY; Algonquin, Cary, Crystal Lake, DesPlaines, Dundee, Evanston, Fremont, Glenview, Huntley, Lake Villa, McHenry, Niles, Round Lake, Zion-Benton

Fee Schedule for Non-Resident Requests for Reference and Historic Materials Photocopying Services: Photocopying of items from Community Cornerstones database and non-circulating books (Locked cases): $1.00/sheet plus mailing charges: $5.00 minimum Photocopying of obits, birth announcements, weddings, etc. from Lake Forester -date supplied: $10.00 minimum, found or not -no date supplied: if searching is extensive, up to 1/2 hour search cost is $50.00 -plus mailing charges

Search Services: Librarian searches-names, etc. -up to 1/2 hour search is $50.00 -copying-$1.00/sheet plus mailing charges: $5.00 minimum Fees (not including copying and mailing charges) may be waived for non-profit organizations Service fee collected in advance of search