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Library cards are available free to residents. Non-residents may purchase a card for $85.00 a year per household. Applicants 17 and younger need a parental signature on their application. A photo ID and a piece of mail with a current address are required to obtain a card. Ask library staff for details.

Cards must be presented for checkout of materials. All cards may be used at any member library of the Illinois Heartland Library System.

Fines: Latzer Library is Fine Free.

Items will still have a due date and materials will still need to be returned. Patrons will also receive several reminders to return checked out materials. If an item is not returned, or is returned damaged, patrons will be responsible for replacement charges.



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Interlibrary Loans

The Latzer Library is a member of the Illinois Heartland Library System, which is fully automated and online. This allows all libraries in the system to see each other’s items and borrow them free of charge. Items not available through the system may be available through OCLC (Online Computer Library Center). If a fee is charged by the lending library, it will be charged to the patron. You must have a valid library card to use Interlibrary Loan.

Loan Periods

Items may be checked out for 2 weeks at a time and usually can be renewed twice with the exception of DVDs. These may only be checked out for one week and cannot be renewed. There is a limit of 6 DVDs, CDs, and/or audio books per adult card (this includes those ordered from other libraries). Patrons must be 18 or older to check out DVDs.

Materials Available

30,000+ Adult Books, 15,500+ Juvenile Books, 3,200+ DVDs, and 2,500+ Audiobooks & CDs.

Reciprocal Borrowing

Your library card can be used in other Illinois Heartland Library System libraries.