Checking Items Out

Individuals presenting valid borrower’s cards issued by the Charleston Carnegie Public Library are eligible to borrow materials from the Charleston Carnegie Public Library when no outstanding fines in aggregate excess of $5.00 have accrued to their card.

 
Individuals presenting a valid resident card from another public library in Illinois may borrow materials from the Charleston Carnegie Public Library. The card must have the name of the individual presenting it, and an expiration date in the future.
 

Check Out Periods

  Length of Loan Limit Renewals* Holds Fines per day late
Books with high demand sticker 14 days Not all of one subject 3 times Yes $0.25
Books with rental sticker Pay $0.10 per day Not all of one subject N/A No N/A
Books 28 days Not all of one subject 3 times Yes $0.25
Audiobooks 28 days Not all of one subject 3 times Yes $0.25
CDs 28 days 5 3 times Yes $0.25
DVDs/Blu-Rays with new sticker 3 days 5 3 times No $1.00
DVDs/Blu-Rays 7 days 5 3 times Yes $1.00
Equipment (ie Polaroid camera) 3-28 days 3 No No $2.00-5.00
Magazines, besides current month 7 days 5 3 times Yes $0.10
Puzzles 28 days 5 3 times Yes $0.25
MyMediaMall.net varies 5 No Yes-limit of 7 N/A

 

* If there are outstanding requests for the item, the library is unable to honor renewal requests.
Renew by :
  • Accessing your online account
  • Calling the library at (217) 345-4913
  • Visiting the library