Circulation Policies

Library Card
  • All individuals must complete a registration card to receive a library card.  A parent/guardian must accompany individuals under 16 years of age and co-sign the registration card

  • Borrowing privileges are available to all persons who reside in or own property in Mt. Hope Township or Funks Grove Township AND individuals presenting a valid card from any public library in Illinois or a valid non-resident card.

  • There is no charge for a replacement card.

Fine Free

We are now a fine-free library.  Lost or damaged items are the responsibility of the borrower.

Loan Period
  • Books                          14 Days

  • Magazines                  14 Days

  • Audio Books              14 Days

  • DVD's/CD's                 7 Days

All materials may be renewed for two loan periods.  Extended loan periods can be approved by the Director under certain circumstances.

Materials can be renewed at the library, by email, by telephone, or online by borrower using their User ID and PIN.

Loan Limits

There is no general limit on the number of materials that can be checked out; limits may apply on seasonal material or at the Director's discretion for special circumstances.

Patron Responsibiltiy

The borrower is responsible for lost or damaged items.  Maximum fine is the replacement cost of the materials and associated staff time. Fees for damaged materials are determined by the Director.

Interlibrary Loan

Materials that are not part of our collection, but requested by patrons, can be borrowed from other libraries through interlibrary loan.  The loan period is the same as that of our library.  The lending library may NOT renew interlibrary loan materials.

Overdue fees and replacement costs for lost or damaged materials are the responsibility of the borrower.

Mailing fees for out-of-state materials are the responsibility of the borrower.