If the item you are looking for is already checked out, you may place a hold on it. You can do this through the library’s online catalog or at the Youth or Adult Desk.
In addition to our regular borrowing services, we also offer options to request items from other libraries. Click on Chat With Us for assistance in requesting materials from other libraries outside our consortium.
The library participates with most other Illinois libraries in reciprocal borrowing. Most libraries will honor your library card, but will require that you register as a reciprocal borrower and be in good standing at this library. There will be certain restrictions on reciprocal borrowing.
If there is an item the library does not own that you feel would be beneficial to the collection, you can make suggestions for purchase. There are suggestion cards available at all public service desks. These suggestions will be forwarded to the appropriate department for consideration. You can also make a suggestion online, by clicking Suggest a Purchase.
Library cards are issued to residents of Itasca. A resident is defined as: Any person who has, as his/her permanent residence, any property within the legal boundaries of the Village of Itasca, whether the property is owned or rented. To get a library card, you’ll need to fill out a registration form AND provide two pieces of identification that verify your identity and residence. If a photo I.D. shows your current Itasca address, only one additional acceptable item with proof of a current Itasca address, such as a current utility bill, is needed. The following documents containing your name and address will be accepted as verification:
If you would like instant access to our digital collection or online resources, you can fill out an application for a digital library card. When you are ready, you can turn your digital card into a physical card at the Checkout Desk.
Non-Itasca residents may apply for a library card but will be charged a fee based off a state formula related to property taxes. Non-residents must apply for a card at the library within their high school district. Please bring the necessary pieces of identification AND your most recent property tax statement when applying for a non-resident card at ICL.
To view our library card policy in its entirety, click here.
Special Collection Items (GoPro, Hotspot, etc.): 7-day loan, 2 renewals, 1 item of each type
Video Games: 21-day loan, 2 renewals, 5 item limit
All other items: 21-day loan, 2 renewals, no limit
You can renew items by calling the library at 630-773-1699, by going online, or by coming into the library with the item in hand. Items checked out to you will renew automatically twice as long as no one else is waiting for them.
The SWAN Libraries App lets you access the catalog and your account anytime, anywhere!
You can download the SWAN Libraries App for iOS or Android Get more information about the app by clicking here.
Available upon request, the library will extend a loan period up to nine-weeks except for interlibrary loan items, items that have holds on them, new materials, non-SWAN ILL items, and special collection items. Please let Patron Services know when you are checking out material and you will be given the extension.