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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 link 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 Cook Park’s Drive-up Window, choose Drive-Up Window at Cook Park when placing your hold. Otherwise the hold will be placed on the shelves inside the library.



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.

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 28 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.


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Cook Memorial Library at 100. The 1930s.

In late 1929, a number of Mundelein residents circulated a petition requesting a branch of the Cook Memorial Library be opened to serve residents in the western part of Libertyville Township (the western border of the township is Route 45/Lake Street in Mundelein) [1]. Space was secured at the McBride Hardware store on Maple Avenue… [...]