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Library Card & Borrowing Info

The Circulation Services Department is located on the lower level of the Library. A self-checkout station is available on the lower level as well. For more information or questions, please contact Circulation Services at 630-971-1675 ext. 2007 or email us at circ@lislelibrary.org

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Lisle Library Card    

All Lisle Library District residents are eligible for a library card, regardless of age. The library district includes most of Lisle, including unincorporated subdivisions such as Four Lakes, Woodridge Estates and The Meadows. Portions of unincorporated Naperville, including Steeple Run, are also included in the district.

  • A photo ID and current proof of residency (lease, utility bill or checkbook) presented in person is necessary to obtain a library card. A driver's license or state ID is sufficient for proof if the address is current.
  • Children under the age of 18 need to have a parent/guardian present when registering.
  • Most cards need to be renewed after two years.
  • Your library card gives borrowing and usage privileges at Lisle Library and provides remote access to the Library’s online resources.
  • Most public libraries within Illinois will also honor your card.
  • Library cards are nontransferable.
  • You are responsible for everything borrowed on your card.
  • Please notify Circulation Services immediately if you lose your card, or if your phone number, email address, or home address has changed.
  • Before visiting the Library, you can pre-register for a library card by filling out our online form.

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Non-Resident Library Card

A resident of an area not served by another public library may obtain a Lisle Library District card through payment of an annual fee if the Lisle Library District is considered to be the closest public library to the applicant’s residence, as determined by Illinois State Law. (75ILCS16/30- 55.60) 

Non-Resident Homeowner – The fee shall be equitable and proportionate to the fee paid by Lisle Library District residents and shall be determined by the tax bill method: multiplying the current tax rate (per DuPage County) by the net taxable value of the home.

Non-Resident Renter – The fee for Library privileges will be equal to a percentage of the average monthly rent verified by current lease or rent receipt.

Non-resident fee cards shall be valid for one year and shall afford all services offered by the Lisle Library District, including reciprocal borrowing privileges. Purchasing a Library card entitles the purchaser and every member of the household to cards for one year.  

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Information for Reciprocal Borrowers

If you have a current library card in good standing from another library you may register to become a reciprocal borrower with Lisle Library District. To do this, you will need to present your library card at the main Circulation Services Desk along with the following:

  • A photo ID and current proof of residency (lease, utility bill or checkbook) presented in person is necessary to obtain a library card. A driver's license or state ID is sufficient for proof if the address is current.

Reciprocal borrowers cannot place holds, request interlibrary loans or access subscription databases from home.

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Loan Periods, Fines and Fees

  • Lisle Library reserves the right to limit the numbers of items and shorten loan periods for seasonal, special display, school assignment and high-demand material.
  • As a courtesy to patrons, reminders and overdue notices can be emailed and/or text messages can be sent to patrons. Please see below for more details. 
  • Delinquent accounts are sent to collection.
  • Lisle Library does not honor any grace period. No fines will accrue on days the Library is closed.
  • Items with holds cannot be renewed.
Item Item Limit Loan Period Fines Fees
Books - Adult and Youth no 3 weeks $0.25/day no
eReaders 1 3 weeks $1/day $5 if returned in bookdrop
Pamphlets no 3 weeks $0.25/day no
Periodicals - Adult and Youth no 3 weeks $0.25/day no
Periodical - Current n.a. non-circulating n.a. n.a.
Reference Items no overnight loan at discretion of Department Director $0.25/day no
Interlibrary Loan Items no varies - set by the loaning library $0.25/day varies
Art Prints no 3 weeks $0.25/day no
Audio Cassettes, Audio CDs/SMPs (single use media) - Adult and Youth no 3 weeks $0.25/day no
* DVDs and Blu-rays - Adult and Youth no 1 week $1/day no
* DVDs and Blu-rays - Feature Film New Arrivals - Adult and Youth 2 2 days $1/day no
Video Games - Adult and Youth no 1 week $1/day no
Video Games - New Arrivals - Adult and Youth 2 1 week $1/day no
Youth Services Kits and Puzzles no 3 weeks $0.25day no
MP3 Players 1 3 weeks $1/day no
"Kill-a-Watt" Energy Meter 1 1 week $0.25/day no
Roku and VHS/DVD Players 1 1 week $1/day no
Launchpads 1 1 week $1/day no
Literacy DVD Player 1 3 weeks $1/day no
Literacy Headphones 1 3 weeks $1/day no
Internet Guest Pass n.a. 1 day n.a. $2.00  

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Paying Your Fines and Fees Online

Paying your fines and fees online is simple and quick! Use the step-by-step guide below to complete your transaction. Please note, paid fines are non-refundable.

  1. On the upper right-hand corner of the LLD website’s homepage, click on “My Account”.
  2. Log onto your online catalog account using your library card barcode and pin.
  3. Click on “Fines & Fees” on the left-hand side.
  4. Click on “Account Payment” on bottom left-hand side tab and “Account Payment” link.
  5. Enter your library card barcode number and pin (same as online account pin).
  6. You can adjust your payment in the “Payment” column or click on the “Check/Uncheck All” link to adjust the total.
  7. Click on the “Submit” button to proceed or “Exit.”
  8. Click on “Pay From Credit Card” link to proceed or “Exit.”
  9. Enter your personal Credit Card information and select “Submit” button or “Cancel.”
  10. Your transaction is now complete.

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Reserves

All items, except New Arrival Video Games, Kill-a-Watt Meters, Literacy Headphones, and items with loan periods of less than 7 days, may be reserved by valid Lisle resident cardholders. Reserves can be done in person, over the phone, or online from lislelibrary.org. You will be notified when the materials are available and will have three days to pick them up.

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Renewals

All items, except New Arrival Video Games, Kill-a-Watt Meters, reserved, Roku and VHS/DVD players, Launchpads, Literacy DVD players, and items with loan periods of less than 7 days may be renewed up to two times. To renew items online from home or on the Library’s catalog computers, you must not have any blocks on your account.

  • Access the Library's online catalog by selecting the My Account button on the Library’s homepage.
  • Enter your library card barcode number and your password. A default password, the last four digits of your home phone, was set up at the time of your registration.
  • Access the "Items Out" tab to select items to be renewed.
  • The new due date is three weeks (one week for videos) from the day of renewal, not three weeks from the previous due date.
  • Items on reserve for another patron cannot be renewed.

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Email and Text Message Notification

Lisle Library offers email and text message notification service to our patrons. Notification emails will be generated three days before an item is due. If you have multiple due dates, the next reminder will not be sent to you until three days later. Email reminders list all items checked out to your library card. Email notification is a courtesy service. Patrons are still responsible for overdue fines regardless of non-receipt of notification.

Sign up in person, over the phone or online. If you would like to sign up over the phone, or have questions, please contact Circulation Services at 630-971-1675 ext. 2007.
To sign up online, please send a request through the Ask Us feature on our website. Include your name, email address and library card barcode number. Click here to sign up now.

Please Note: If your computer has a spam filter, it will bounce the notification back to us. To correct this, please enter our email address: circ@lislelibrary.org in your address book.

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Digital Barcode

The following loyalty/rewards cards apps allow you to have your library card barcode digitally accessible on your electronic devices.

The three apps listed here tested well for use at both the Circulation Services and Youth Services checkout desks and the self-checkout stations:

  • CardStar app works with iPhone (App Store), Android (Google Play), Windows, BlackBerry and Nokia
  • Stocard app works with iPhone (App Store) and Android (Google Play)
  • VirtualCards app works with iPhone (App Store) and Android (Google Play)

777 Front Street Lisle, IL 60532 | Phone: 630-971-1675 | Fax: 630-971-1701 | Hours: M-F 9:30am-9:00pm, SAT 9:30am-5:00pm, SUN 1:00pm-5:00pm