Heyworth Public Library District

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Borrow and Renew Items

Patrons with valid library cards from Heyworth Public Library and many area libraries may borrow from our collection of materials.

What can I check out?


*Borrowing privileges are suspended when the amount owed reaches or exceeds $5.00 in fines or fees.

What is the overdue fine?


*When returning an overdue book, the maximum fine is $2.00 per book for children and $3.00 per book for adults.  When returning an overdue DVD, the maximum fine is $6.00 per DVD. 

*Materials are considered lost if they are not returned within 30 days of the due date.  Your account will be charged for the original cost of the item plus a $5.00 processing fee to cover shipping and administrative costs.

What if the library doesn’t have what I need?

Heyworth Public Library shares materials with area libraries to make it easier to get you what you want.  Whether you are looking for an item at Heyworth Public Library that is checked out or you are looking for an item that the library doesn’t own, you may reserve the material by placing a hold on it.  You will receive an email or a phone call when the material is available for you to checkout.

Occasionally, you will look for an item that is not owned by an area library.  As a free service to patrons living in Heyworth Public Library District, the library staff will search all libraries in Illinois in an attempt to locate and request the item for you.  A request may be made in person, by phone at (309)473-2313, or online using the Interlibrary Loan Request Form.

Can I renew my items?

Most items can be renewed one time if no one is waiting on it.  You may renew in person, by phone at (309)473-2313, by text, with the Bookmyne App, or online.  To renew items in person, please have the item, your library card, or photo ID with you.  To renew by phone, please have your library card number ready.

To renew online:

  • Select Renew Items Online under My Account on this site.
  • Enter your library card number.
  • Enter your PIN.
    • If you need don’t remember your PIN, select Forgot my PIN to change it.
  • Select LOG IN.
  • SelecttheCheckouts tab.
    • Fill in the checkbox next to the individual title(s) you would like to renew, or the Select All box at the top of the list.
    • Click on the Renew button.

Why can’t I renew my item online?

Usually this is because of one of the following reasons:

  • The item has already been renewed once.
  • The item is on hold for someone else.
  • You have a fine of $5.00 or more.
  • Your library card has expired.

If you have any questions, please call the library at (309)473-2313.

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