You can renew items in person, by telephone (847-256-6947), or through My Account in our online catalog. If an item is renewable, it will automatically be renewed. Most renewable items can be renewed up to four times. You will receive notification of renewal three days before an item's due date.
You can receive notifications about upcoming due dates, overdue items, and availability of reserved titles in a variety of ways: e-mail, text message, phone call, or by mail. These preferences are set when you get a library card. Should you wish to change them later:
If you have any questions, please contact our Circulation department at 847-256-6947.
You may also return most items to the remote books drops located at Plaza del Lago near the entrance to the Starbucks and the Wilmette Community Center, 3000 Glenview Rd, Wilmette, IL, in the back parking lot. (Do not return iPads and Nooks at the remote locations)
Daily overdue fines are .10 per item. Exceptions include feature film DVDs or Blu-ray ($1.00 per day), Nooks and Video games ($1.00 per day), and iPads ($1.00 per day). Maximum fines are typically half of the replacement cost. Lost items usually require the full replacement cost. Fines for out-of-system interlibrary loans may vary.
Reasons you may have blocked status on your card include:
Note that blocked status prevents your library card number from authenticating with our digital services: you will not be able to access your e-books or other databases until the blocked status has been removed. Additionally, you will not be able to renew your items until your blocked status has been removed.
Any questions about your library card status should be directed to our Circulation department, 847-256-6947.
If you retain a library card from a non-CCS library (e.g. Chicago, Arlington Heights, Skokie), you will be asked to present your current library card and 2 forms of identification (which display your address) in order to be added to the computer system and borrow items from Wilmette Public Library.
In 2006, the Library Board decided that the library…” will issue non-resident cards to homeowners and renters in (1) villages or unincorporated areas that do not have tax supported library service or (2) villages or unincorporated areas that have tax supported library service but wish to enjoy full service from WPL. A person residing outside of the public library service area must apply for a non-resident library card at the public library closest to the person’s principal residence.” A copy of the individual's current tax bill is needed to calculate the fee for a non-resident card.