Library cards are available free of charge to persons of any age who reside within the boundaries of the Green Hills Public Library District. Identification and proof of residency are required at the time a Library card is issued. Patrons under the age of 18 must have a parent or legal guardian present to sign the application form. An individual who owns property or a business within the Library District may also receive one library card in their name with current proof of ownership such as a property tax bill.
Lost or stolen cards should be reported to the Library immediately. Patrons are responsible for any materials charged out on their card.
A non-resident Library card is available for a yearly fee of $222.00. This card entitles the holder to the same access privileges as the resident card. Borrowing privileges are extended to individuals who are valid cardholders of other Illinois libraries in conjunction with the statewide reciprocal borrowing agreement, upon completion of registration with the District.
Borrowing of District materials shall be permitted when an individual (1) provides proof of identity as the cardholder listed on the library card, (2) establishes good standing as a library cardholder at his or her home library, and (3) agrees to abide by all District policies and procedures, as amended from time to time.
|Loan Period||Renewals||Place Hold|
|Quick Flips||7 days||0||Yes|
|Music CDs||14 days||2||Yes|
|New DVDs/Blu-rays||7 days||0||Yes|
|DVDs/Blu-rays (non-new)||14 days||2||Yes|
|TV Series||14 days||2||Yes|
|Hot Books||7 days||1||No|
|Playaway Views||21 days||2||Yes|
|Video Games||14 days||1||Yes|
|Roku Players||14 days||1||Yes|
|Wi-Fi Hotspot||14 days||1||Yes|
|Digital Equipment||7 days||0||No|
|Book Box||21 days||0||No|
Renewable materials that do not have holds and/or have not exceeded the renewal limit will be automatically renewed. Patrons also have the option to renew materials at the Circulation Desk, over the phone at (708) 598-8446 ext. 110 or 112, through our online catalog, or at the self-checkout stations.
Patrons must not have fines in excess of $4.99 in order for any material renewal to take place.
Print materials, audiobooks, and kits may be checked out on a vacation loan (42 days, no renewals).
|Books||$1.00 per week|
|Hot Books||$0.25 per day|
|Audiobooks||$0.25 per day|
|ILL Materials||$0.25 per day|
|Kits||$0.10 per day|
|Magazines||$0.10 per day|
|Quick Flips||$0.25 per day|
|Music CDs||$0.25 per day|
|CD-ROM||$2.00 per day|
|Digital Equipment||$5.00 per day|
|eReaders||$5.00 per day|
|DVDs/Blu-rays||$1.00 per day|
|Nonfiction DVDs||$1.00 per day|
|Video Games||$2.00 per day|
|Roku Players||$2.00 per day|
|Wi-Fi Hotspot||$2.00 per day|
|Book Box||$1.00 per week|
|ILL searches outside of Illinois||Postage varies per ILL request|
|Book Box||$3.00 for Box plus replacement cost of item|
|Non-Resident Library Card||$220.00 per year|
|Lost or Damaged Material||Replacement Cost|
|Replacement of Security Tag||$2.00|
|Mechanical Equipment||Replacement Cost|
|Electronic Equipment||Replacement Cost|
|Local Fax (U.S. & Canada)||$1.00 per page|
|International Fax||$2.00 per page|
Fines and fees are payable with cash, check, or credit card. Credit card payment is handled online by the patron using the Illinois Funds E-Pay Program, or at the Library’s self checkout stations.