Morton Grove Public Library, Webrary 6140 Lincoln Ave., Morton Grove, IL 60053
Phone . (847) 965 . 4220

Interlibrary Loans

The Morton Grove Public Library circulation policies and procedures, the policies detailed in the current “Illinet Interlibrary Loan Code” of Illinois, and all other applicable regional and state interlibrary loan policies will be observed.

Requests by Morton Grove Public Library Resident Cardholders

  • Loan and photocopy requests will be accepted from registered Morton Grove Public Library cardholders.
  • Library staff reserves the right to limit multiple requests.  Patrons may have a total of ten (10) interlibrary loan items requested and/or checked out at any time.
  • The Library will not request through interlibrary loan any material owned by the Morton Grove Public Library unless an item is missing or long overdue.
  • Requests for multiple copies of a single title shall be handled on a case by case basis. Circulation of items will be to individuals, not groups.  The individual borrower assumes all responsibility for renewal of material and/or overdue fines.
  • The Library will not request through interlibrary loan types of material that the Library does not make available for loan to other institutions.
  • The type of material available through interlibrary loan varies by lending library.  All loan periods and borrowing privileges of the lending library will be observed.  Renewals are at the sole discretion of the loaning library and cannot be guaranteed.  Items may be renewed only once.  Overdue items cannot be renewed.
  • The Morton Grove Public Library endeavors to obtain material free of charge.  However, any fee charged by a lending library will be passed on and assumed by the patron.  The patron must approve and agree to pay all such charges before the request is processed.
  • The overdue fine for interlibrary loan material is $1.00 per day per item.  If an interlibrary loan item is damaged or lost, the patron will be charged the replacement cost of the item(s) as determined by the loaning library, plus accrued fines. Overdue fines accrue up to the interlibrary loan maximum fine threshold of $50.00.

Loans to Other Institutions

Materials available for loan:

  • Books, magazines
  • Audiovisual material (except for video games)
  • Microfilm (in-house use only)
  • Audiovisual material and entire issues of magazines will not be loaned out-of-state.

Materials not available for loan:

  • Items less than six (6) months old
  • Video games
  • Reference material
  • E-resources

Loan Periods and Renewal

  • All items are loaned out for the standard loan period plus one (1) week.
  • Any item not on reserve can be renewed one time for the standard loan period.


  • Up to twenty (20) pages may be photocopied, faxed and/or scanned, within copyright limits, and sent via regular mail, fax and/or email.


Adopted by the Morton Grove Public Library Board of Trustees December 10, 1992.  Amended 5/9/96; 1/24/97; 4/9/98; 4/11/12; 10/1/02; 9/15/04; 4/14/05; 9/27/10; 9/19/13; 12/18/14; re-approved 12/10/15.

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