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Borrowing Materials


Loan Periods & Limits

* These services are available to CMPLD cardholders only.

See Use of the Library for the Library Board policy on borrowing privileges and circulation rules.

Accessing Your Account

Enter your library card number and password to access your online account.  The 14-digit number on the back of your library card is your card number.

Learn how to set up your account password.


Renewals may be done with your library card:

  • in person
  • online in your library account
  • by calling 847-362-0438
  • replying to reminder notice emails with a renewal request

Note: If you have set up Shoutbomb text messaging, you can renew by replying to the reminder text.

Placing Holds

If an item in our catalog is checked out or unavailable, place a hold to get in the queue and be notified when it is ready to be picked up.

Use the library’s online catalog to place materials on hold by clicking the Request It button in an item’s record. Enter your library card number, password, and choose where you would like to pick up the item.

If you would like to use the drive-up window at either location, select the location you’d like from the list when placing your hold. Otherwise, the hold will be placed on the shelves inside the library.

  • Aspen Drive Library’s Drive-Up Window — choose Aspen Drive-Up Window
  • Cook Park Library’s Drive-Up Window — choose Drive-Up Window at Cook Park



Receive courtesy notifications when:

  • holds are available for pick-up
  • items are due soon
  • items are long overdue

To register or change your email address, fill out this form or speak with a staff member at the Checkout Desk.


Text (SMS)

Receive courtesy notifications via text message using our Shoutbomb text messaging service. Find out more.
Note: does not replace notifications sent via email/phone/print.


icon of a dollar bill with a line through itFine Free

We are proud to be a fine-free library as of April 1, 2021. No more fines on print and AV material means that everyone in our district is ensured equal access and barriers are reduced to library resources and materials. However, due dates still apply so that items may be enjoyed by all.


Fines are still assessed for:

  • Lost or damaged items ($3 processing fee + item cost)
  • Equipment ($0.50/day; $3 max.)
  • Circulating laptops ($5/day; $25 max.)
  • Astronomy equipment ($5/day; $25 max.)


If you have not extended the due dates and materials become three weeks overdue, your borrowing privileges will be withdrawn. And, no one wants that!

  • 1 Week Overdue: 1st Overdue Notice sent
  • 2 Weeks Overdue: 2nd Overdue Notice sent
  • 3 Weeks Overdue: items are billed; all privileges withdrawn


Account Charges

  • Fees exceeding $25 must be paid prior to checkout. Payment for fees is non-refundable.
  • Replacement of lost/damaged materials shall be at list price plus a non-refundable $3 processing fee.
  • Items are billed at 21 days overdue and must be paid or returned prior to checkout. Bill payments will be refunded, minus the processing fee, if the items are returned within 6 months.


If you have questions or believe an error has occurred, please send us a message or call 847-362-0438.

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Cook Memorial Public Library District adheres to the State of Illinois’ Library Records Confidentiality Act. See our Patron Records policy for more information.