How to Obtain
a Library Card

Material Loan
Periods and Limits

Fines and Fees

Lost and
Damaged Items

Study Rooms

Community Room

Typewriter Use

Interlibrary Loans

Computer Use

Internet Policy

Other Policies


How to Obtain a Library Card

Calumet City residents can now obtain a new library card the same day they apply for it. Residents will be required to bring with them a current government issued ID and a piece of mail dated within the last 30 days with the same name and address as the ID. If you have any questions please call the circulation desk at (708) 862-6220 Ext 1.

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Material Loan Periods and Limits

Books generally circulate for two weeks while AV items such as DVDs, Music CDs, and Video Games circulate for one week. New items that are in high-demand (Lucky Day Collection) will circulate for a shorter time period and are not holdable or renewable.

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Fines and Fees

Items that are kept by the patron beyond their stated due dates will incur overdue fines per day until the item is returned. Once fines have reached $5 patrons will not be allowed to check out any other materials. You may pay your fines and fees in person at the circulation desk or online through our catalog at Please contact the Circulation Desk if you have any questions concerning fees on your account.

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Lost and Damaged Items

Patrons are responsible for all items that are checked out to them. There are certain situations in which patrons will have to pay for lost and/or damaged items, up to and including the full cost of the item plus a $5 processing fee. Please click here to see the list of potential charges for lost and/or damaged items. Call the circulation department at (708) 862-6220 ext 1. should you have any questions or concerns regarding these.

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Study Rooms

The library has two study rooms that patrons may use for non-commercial purposes. Patrons may reserve a room for up to two hours per day. The rooms can be scheduled up to a week ahead of time. Please click here to read the full policy on study room use and call the Adult Services Reference Desk at (708) 862-6220 ext 2. if you have any questions or would like to reserve a room.

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Community Room

The library has a meeting room that the public may rent under certain conditions. Please click here to read the full policy for use. Should you have any questions or wish to rent the room please contact the Administration Department (708) 862-6220 ext 5.

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Other Polices

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