All residents of and visitors to Lake County Public Library are eligible to apply for a Library Card. No card will be denied because of economic, political, racial, religious, social status, sexual preference or orientation.
It is the cardholder’s responsibility to inform the Library when any patron information such as name, address, telephone number or email address changes. Incorrect contact information on file does not relieve the patron from responsibility for overdue or lost library materials.
To obtain a library card, patrons need to provide the following documentation:
Visitors (temporary cards)
Minors must have written consent of a parent or legal guardian to apply for a library card. Until the minor reaches the age of 18, the parent or legal guardian is responsible for all items borrowed on the minor’s card.
Loan Period & Late Returns
The loan period for all item is 3 weeks, with the exception of items from the Library of Things, which has which has a 1 week circulation period. For more information click here.
There is no limit to the number of items a patron may have simultaneously checked out. However, patrons may have only 10 items on hold at a time.
Revocation of Borrowing Privileges
Patrons’ borrowing privileges will be revoked when items are 7 days overdue; privileges will be reinstated upon the return of materials.
Patrons may renew items up to 3 times as long as there are no holds on the item(s).
Interlibrary loan renewals are dependent upon the policy of the lending library.
Lost and Damaged Materials
Patrons who have lost or damaged library materials may either pay the price listed in our database or provide the library with a new copy.
If the patron finds a lost book he or she has paid for, the patron may bring the book into the library to receive a refund. It is up to the discretion of the director, circulation supervisor or most senior staff member present to provide a refund.