Yes you do. All patrons must have their library card with them in order to check out materials. If you’ve already selected items for check out and have left your library card at home, we will hold the items at the front desk for you.
Yes, they do. Cards are valid for a three-year period. Do not throw out an expired card! Bring the expired card in and library staff will confirm your current address and phone number and then renew your card. You will be charged the $2.00 replacement fee for discarded or lost expired cards that are still on file at the library.
The library accepts donations of books and audiovisual materials in good condition. Donations may be dropped off at the library any time during regular business hours. Donations not added to the library’s collection are put in the library’s book sale. The library does not accept donations of magazines or outdated textbooks and encyclopedias.
Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests should be sent to the library’s FOIA Officer, Maria Zawacki, Library Director via any of these methods:
Mail: Johnsburg Public Library, 3000 N. Johnsburg Rd., Johnsburg, IL 60051
Holds can be placed in person, by phone, or via the library’s web catalog with an online account. You will be notified by phone when the item is ready to be picked up.
Please see the library's Circulation Policy for details. You may also check the status of items currently checked out on your card and any existing fines by logging into your account on the library’s online catalog.
There is no limit on the number of items you can check out.
You can submit an interlibrary loan request and we will try to obtain the item for you from another library. You may place your request in person, by phone, or via the Interlibrary Loan Request Form on the library’s website. You will be notified by phone when the item is ready to be picked up.
You must pay the replacement cost of the item, as well as a non-refundable $5.00 processing fee. If a lost and paid item is found and returned within 3 months of payment, the cost of the item will be refunded.
There is a $2.00 replacement for a lost library card. Cards that have been damaged or worn during normal wear and tear may be brought in for a free replacement.
If you live in our service area, you may get a library card free of charge, as part of your tax-supported library service.
Your library card allows you to:
To get a library card, a form of identification showing proof of your current address within the boundaries of the Johnsburg Public Library District is required. Children must be at least age 5 to have their own library card. Anyone age 17 and under must be accompanied by their parent or guardian when applying for a card.
All items, except videos, DVDs, and interlibrary loan materials, can be renewed as long as someone else has not placed a hold request on it. Items may be renewed twice, either in person, by phone, or online using a log-in account. Due to their extended loan period, items from the Homeschool Resource Center may only be renewed once.
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The Johnsburg Educational Partnership Foundation has purchased copies of the textbooks used in grades 3-8 for students in Johnsburg School District 12. These textbooks can be found in the Children’s Reference area of the library. These textbooks are for in-library use only and cannot be checked out. Some of the textbooks for students in Johnsburg High School are available in the library’s Homeschool Resource Center and may be checked out for a period of six weeks.