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

ILL Eligible

Fines per day late
Books with high demand sticker 14 days Not all of one subject 3 times Yes Yes $0.25
Books 28 days Not all of one subject 3 times Yes Yes            $0.25
Magazines, besides current month 7 days 5 3 times Yes Yes $0.10
Audio Visual
Audiobooks 28 days Not all of one subject 3 times Yes Yes $0.25
CDs 28 days 5 3 times Yes Yes $0.25
DVDs/Blu-Rays with new sticker 3 days 5 3 times Yes Yes $1.00
DVDs/Blu-Rays 7 days 5 3 times Yes Yes $1.00
TV Series DVDs/Blu-Rays 14 days 5 3 times Yes Yes $1.00
Video Games with new sticker 7 days 2 3 times Yes No $1.00
Video Games 14 days 2 3 times Yes Yes $1.00
Digital Collections
rbDigital No Limit No Limit       N/A
Cloud Library 21 days 5 No Yes limit of 5 N/A
Digital Library of Illinois Varies 5 No Yes limit of 7 N/A
Special Collections
Equipment (ie camera, fishing poles) 14 days   No No No $2.00-5.00
Kit 28 days 2 3 times Yes Yes $0.25
Puzzles 28 days 5 3 times Yes No $0.25
Telescope 5 days 1 1 time Yes No $5.00
Professional Accessories Library 14 days 1 No No No $0.25

 

* 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