The following items can not be renewed
  • Video Games
  • Mediabank discs
  • AV equipment
  • Rokus
  • Kindles

Most items may be renewed if the following criteria are met:

  • There are no holds on the title.
  • The title is not overdue.
  • The title has not already been renewed, some formats may be renewed a second or third time.

There are three ways to renew:

  • On the Internet

Go to     
Enter your Library Card number (only the last 7 digits are required);
Click on 'Submit' ;
Then,  follow the on-screen instructions to renew.

  • By Phone

Call our Telephone Renewal System (TRS) service at 847-742-3210 and follow the instructions.

  • In Person:

Bring the materials to the Self-Check for renewal.


When an item is renewed, its due date is extended 28 days (i.e., four weeks)
from the date it is renewed.  An item renewed today will be due four weeks
from today regardless of its original due date.

Books (excluding Fresh Picks), music CDs, audiobooks, non-MediaBank DVDs, magazines
and CD-ROMs can be renewed 2 times.  Each renewal is for an additional 28 days from
the date it is renewed.

Fresh Picks can be renewed 1 time for an additional 7 days from the date it is renewed.

If you are signed up for e-mail or text notices, you will receive courtesy notices
two days before your items are due.