Fine Free for Morton Grove Residents
MGPL has joined the Cooperative Computer Services (CCS) group, which has a shared online catalog with access to the holdings of 25 libraries in the northern Illinois area.
Joining CCS makes seeing and accessing material from these area libraries easier. It also gives us the opportunity to review many of the policies and procedures related to checking out library material, and look for ways to minimize barriers to using the Library. As a result, we are implementing new policies that we hope will make accessing library material easier.
Beginning on January 16, 2019, fines for overdue materials for Morton Grove Public Library cardholders will be eliminated.
What This Means For You
Every item checked out still has a due date. Cardholders are responsible for honoring the due date if or when an item is not eligible for automatic renewal.
If an item is two weeks overdue, your library cardholder account will be blocked. Once that happens, you will not be able to check out any more items or access streaming or digital content until the overdue item is returned.
Once the item is returned, the block is removed from your account and you will once again be able to check out library material and access streaming and digital content.
The No-Fines policy applies only to Morton Grove Public Library cardholders for items checked out at the Morton Grove Public Library.
The No-Fines policy applies only to overdue items. Fees assessed due to damaged or lost material will still be charged to library cardholder accounts (see the Lost/Damaged Materials policy for more information).
Fines will still be assessed for overdue equipment, such as laptops, WiFi hotspots, and tablets.