Checking Items Out

Individuals presenting valid borrower’s cards issued by the Charleston Carnegie Public Library are eligible to borrow materials from the Charleston Carnegie Public Library when no outstanding fines in aggregate excess of $5.00 have accrued to their card.

 
Individuals presenting a valid resident card from another public library in Illinois may borrow materials from the Charleston Carnegie Public Library. The card must have the name of the individual presenting it, and an expiration date in the future.
 

Check Out Periods

  Length of Loan Limit Renewals* Holds

ILL Eligible

Fines per day late
Books with high demand sticker 14 days Not all of one subject 3 times Yes Yes $0.25
Books 28 days Not all of one subject 3 times Yes Yes            $0.25
Audiobooks 28 days Not all of one subject 3 times Yes Yes $0.25
CDs 28 days 5 3 times Yes Yes $0.25
Video Games with new sticker 7 days 2 3 Yes No $1.00
Video Games 14 days 2 3 Yes Yes $1.00
DVDs/Blu-Rays with new sticker 3 days 5 3 times Yes Yes $1.00
DVDs/Blu-Rays 7 days 5 3 times Yes Yes $1.00
Equipment (ie Polaroid camera) 3-28 days 3 No No No $2.00-5.00
Magazines, besides current month 7 days 5 3 times Yes Yes $0.10
Puzzles 28 days 5 3 times Yes   $0.25

 

* If there are outstanding requests for the item, the library is unable to honor renewal requests.
Renew by :
  • Accessing your online account
  • Calling the library at (217) 345-4913
  • Visiting the library