My Account & Borrowing Basics

Managing Your Account and Borrowing Privileges With Ease

Account Management

Search for materials, manage your borrowing, and take advantage of the many reader’s resources offered through the Library’s online catalog. The catalog is also available en español and with an ADA compliant view. For more catalog features,view the catalog guide (PDF).

Quick Catalog Account Links

Library card number and password required.

Renew Items

View Holds

Pay Fines Online

Please note: To renew items, view holds, or pay fines online, you will need to log into the “My Account” feature of the catalog with your library card barcode number and a password. See Renewing & Reserving Materials section below for log-in instructions.

Renewing & Reserving Materials

Most materials can be renewed or reserved at the Circulation Desk, by phone, and at public computer stations. Materials can also be renewed or reserved online by visiting “MY ACCOUNT” on the Library catalog. Sign into your account with your library card number and password. The password you are currently using will work with the new catalog. Otherwise, the generic password is PATRON. If you don’t know your password or need help with your account, please contact the Circulation Department at 847-729-7500. Service Desk Staff (Readers, AV, Reference, Youth, and Technology Services) is also available to assist you with online catalog questions.

Online Fine Payment

The Library offers a secure and convenient way to pay your fines and fees online with Visa, Mastercard, American Express, or Discover.

Email Account Notification

Receive notice when your materials are due and hold items are ready for pick up by email. Access the Request for E-mail Notification form to register for email notices. Some email filters block the delivery of notices. Use the Test Your E-mail Address form to be sure that your notices will be delivered. If you don’t receive the test message or have other questions about setting up email account notification, please contact the Circulation Department at 847-729-7500.

Loan Limits & Fines

Please review the Adult (PDF) and Youth (PDF) loan limit policies for details regarding library cards, loan periods, borrowing limits, daily and maximum fines, and replacement costs. Please visit the Circulation Desk or call 847-729-7500 with your questions about these borrowing basics.

Drive-Up Services

Make your borrowing even easier. Take advantage of the Library’s convenient Drive-Up Services (PDF). Drive up, pick up, drop off and GO!

Interlibrary Loan

Interlibrary Loan (PDF) is a service used to obtain library materials (books, articles, and audiovisual items) from other libraries when they are not available at the Glenview Library. This patron service follows policies and procedures agreed upon by the cooperating libraries. If you have any questions concerning an existing Interlibrary loan, call 847-729-7500 or email the Interlibrary Loan Department.

Library Card Information

Visit the Circulation Desk to register for your card. Library card eligibility is as follows:

Resident

Residents of the Incorporated Village of Glenview, whether they own or rent property, are eligible for a Glenview Public Library card at no cost, upon presentation of proof of residency and proper identification.

Non-Resident

Property owners residing in unincorporated Cook County are considered by law to be non-residents. Non-residents must purchase a library card in order to use the Glenview Public Library.

Business

Businesses located within the Village of Glenview (i.e., that are actually doing business and have a permanent business address within the Village of Glenview) are eligible to apply for and obtain Business Library Cards from the Glenview Public Library, free of charge. Businesses located (whether owning or renting) in the GPL Non-Resident Service Area may purchase Business Library Cards for an annual fee calculated on the same basis as for non-resident taxpayers.

Borrowers' Card Policy (PDF) further explains card eligibility and documentation required.

Downloadable Media
eBooks and Audiobooks

Using the digital media service MyMediaMall, Glenview Public Library cardholders can download eBooks and eAudiobooks from the comfort of your home or office 24/7. No need to worry over late fees. Materials are automatically returned for you. An instruction guide (PDF) is available to help you get started. Visit any of the Service Desks or call 847-729-7500 for further assistance.

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