Loan Periods & Fines

Below are the checkout periods and fines for various materials available the the COD Library:

  1. Students
  2. Faculty & Staff
  3. District Residents
  4. Emeritus Employees
Students
Item Type Check-Out Period Renewal Period Max Number of Renewals Fine Max. Fine (Before Billed)
Books in the Library 28 days 28 days 3 N/A N/A
I-Share Books 28 days 28 days 3 N/A N/A
Videos/Multimedia
(Library and I-Share)
14 days No renewals N/A N/A N/A
Popular Videos 7 days No renewals N/A $0.25/day $10
Audiobooks and
Musical Recordings
28 days 28 days 1 N/A $10
Reserves and
Anatomy Models
Varies Varies N/A $1/hour; $10/day $50
Laptops 3 hours 3 hours
(if available)
N/A $10/hour $50
Group Study Rooms 2 hours 2 hours
(if available)
N/A $3/hour; $10/day $50
Faculty & Staff
Item Type Check-Out Period Renewal Period Max Number of Renewals Fine Max. Fine (Before Billed)
Books in the Library 28 days 28 days 3 N/A N/A
I-Share Books 28 days 28 days 3
(FT Faculty may have 6 renewals)
N/A N/A
Videos/Multimedia
(Library and I-Share)
14 days No renewals N/A N/A N/A
Popular Videos 7 days No renewals N/A $0.25/day $10
Audiobooks and
Musical Recordings
28 days 28 days 1 N/A N/A
Reserves and
Anatomy Models
Varies Varies N/A $1/hour; $10/day $50
Laptops 28 days N/A N/A N/A N/A
Group Study Rooms 2 hours 2 hours
(if available)
N/A $3/hour; $10/day $50
District Residents
Item Type Check-Out Period Renewal Period Max Number of Renewals Fine Max. Fine (Before Billed)
Books in the Library 28 days 28 days 3 N/A N/A
I-Share Books Not available N/A N/A N/A N/A
Videos/Multimedia 14 days No renewals N/A N/A N/A
Popular Videos 7 days No renewals N/A $0.25/day $10
Audiobooks and
Musical Recordings
28 days 28 days 1 N/A $10
Reserves and
Anatomy Models
Not available N/A N/A N/A N/A
Laptops Not available N/A N/A N/A N/A
Group Study Rooms Not available N/A N/A N/A N/A
Emeritus Employees
Item Type Check-Out Period Renewal Period Max Number of Renewals Fine Max. Fine (Before Billed)
Books in the Library 28 days 28 days 6 N/A N/A
I-Share Books 28 days 28 days 3 N/A N/A
Videos/Multimedia 14 days No renewals N/A N/A N/A
Popular Videos 7 days No renewals N/A $0.25/day $10
Audiobooks and
Musical Recordings
28 days 28 days 1 N/A $10
Reserves and
Anatomy Models
Not available N/A N/A N/A N/A
Laptops Not available N/A N/A N/A N/A
Group Study Rooms Not available N/A N/A N/A N/A

  • Billed items: For items that are more than 28 days overdue, patrons will be charged the replacement cost of the item plus a nonrefundable $20 processing fee ($50 nonrefundable processing fee for reserves and equipment).
  • Payment of fees: Library fines and fees may be paid in person at the Circulation Desk using cash, check, or credit/debit cards. Credit/debit card payments may be paid by phone by calling Circulation Services at (630) 942-2106.

    Checks can be mailed to:

    College of DuPage Library
    425 Fawell Blvd.
    Glen Ellyn, IL 60137

    ATTN: Circulation Services

  • Maximum number of items: Faculty, staff, and students have no limit on number of items that can be checked out, holds, or I-Share requests. District Residents have a limit of 20 concurrent checkouts and a limit of 10 holds.
  • Maximum number of interlibrary loan (ILL) requests: Faculty, staff, and students have no limit on number of ILL requests. District Residents have a limit of 40 ILL requests each year (July 1st to June 30th).