You can renew items in person, by telephone (847-256-6947), or through My Account in our online catalog. If an item is renewable, it will automatically be renewed. Most renewable items can be renewed up to four times. You will receive notification of renewal three days before an item's due date.
You can receive notifications about upcoming due dates, overdue items, and availability of reserved titles in a variety of ways: e-mail, text message, phone call, or by mail. These preferences are set when you get a library card. Should you wish to change them later:
If you have any questions, please contact our Circulation department at 847-256-6947.
Note: Our Remote Book Drops are currently closed. Please return materials at the library, 1242 Wilmette Ave.
You may also return most items (Do not return Library of Things items at the remote book drops) to the remote books drops located at:
Wilmette Library will no longer charge fines for overdue items to any patrons who check out items at our library. Items checked out at other libraries may still accrue overdue charges depending on an individual library’s policy. Lost and damaged items usually require the full replacement cost of the item. Fines for out-of-system interlibrary loans (ILLs) may vary and are determined by the lending library.
Reasons you may have a blocked status on your library card include:
Note that a blocked status prevents your library card number from authenticating with our digital services; you will not be able to access your e-books or other databases until the blocked status has been removed.
Any questions about your library card status should be directed to our Circulation department: 847-256-6947
If you retain a library card from a non-CCS library (e.g. Chicago, Arlington Heights, Skokie), you will be asked to present your current library card and 2 forms of identification (which display your address) in order to be added to the computer system and borrow items from Wilmette Public Library.
In 2006, the Library Board decided that the library…” will issue non-resident cards to homeowners and renters in (1) villages or unincorporated areas that do not have tax supported library service or (2) villages or unincorporated areas that have tax supported library service but wish to enjoy full service from WPL. A person residing outside of the public library service area must apply for a non-resident library card at the public library closest to the person’s principal residence.” A copy of the individual's current tax bill is needed to calculate the fee for a non-resident card.