How do I…

Visit the Circulation/Check Out Desk with either a valid state-issued ID (Driver’s License or State ID with name, photo, and current address) OR a photo ID AND one document with name and current address.

Review additional information and apply for your Lincolnwood Library card.

Click My Account at the top of any page. Enter your library card number (no spaces) and PIN. View checkouts, holds, and fines by clicking the corresponding links.

Use the search bar at the top of our website to search for books, DVDs, CDs, and more. You can search for the title, author, subject, call number, or ISBN. This searches everything in the library system for your entered search terms.

Search the catalog, and find the item that you would like to place a hold on. Select the “Place Hold” button by the item in your search results or on the item record page. Log in, if prompted, with your library card number or username and password. Confirm your pick-up library (it will default to Lincolnwood), and whether you’d like to fulfill the hold as soon as possible using today’s date or at a later date. Select “Submit Request” to officially place the hold.

eBooks and eAudiobooks for all ages are available for checkout 24/7 and are compatible with several different devices. Start by searching our catalog or by visiting our eBook & eAudiobook <<link>>  page. Browse the Libby, Hoopla, and Biblioboard collections, and follow the prompts to download the materials to your favorite device.

Most items will automatically renew up to two times if no one has a hold placed on the item you have. You can renew materials in person, during open hours over the phone at (847) 677-5277, or by using your My Account login.

Cardholders of libraries within Illinois can register their card for reciprocal borrowing privileges by visiting the Circulation/Check Out Desk with their home library card and valid state issued ID (Driver’s License or State ID with name, photo, and current address) or one photo ID and one document with name and current address.

Use your device settings to find and connect to LPLD-Wifi You can select to connect automatically in the future. No password is required on this network.

Bring items to the Check Out Desk. Give our staff your Library card and the items you found. If you’ve forgotten your Library card, you can use a photo ID instead.