Library Hours

Monday-Thursday: 9AM - 8PM
Friday-Saturday: 9AM - 5PM
Sunday: Closed

Loan Periods & Renewals

Different types of materials have different loan periods, renewals allowed, and other rules.

Item TypeLoan PeriodsRenewalsNotes
Regular Books/Audiobooks/CDs 3 week checkout 2 renewals Renewable if the item has no holds.
New Books/New Audiobooks 3 week checkout No Renewals Holdable to Midlothian patrons only 
Magazines 3 week checkout No Renewals Holdable to Midlothian patrons only
DVDs/TV Shows 2 week checkout No renewals  
New DVDs 1 week checkout No renewals Holdable to Midlothian patrons only
Video Games & Controllers 2 week checkout 2 renewals (if no holds) Holdable to Midlothian patrons-only - Max of 2 checkouts
Dolls/Kits 3 week checkout No renewals No holds allowed
Launchpads 2 week checkout No renewals  
Playaway view 3 week checkout No renewals  
Charging Kits 4 hour checkout No renewals IN-HOUSE USE ONLY
Chromebooks 1 week checkout 1 renewal if no waitlist Limit of one per library card at one time - Midlothian cardholders only
Mobile Hot Spot 1 week checkout period 1 renewal if no waitlist Limit of one per library card at one time - Midlothian cardholders only
Bike Locks 7 hour checkout No renewals IN-HOUSE USE ONLY
Library of Things 2 week checkout No renewals Limit of two per library card at one time - Midlothian cardholders only

 

Charges and Fees

We are fine-free!

Midlothian Public Library no longer charges overdue fines for materials checked out at our library. Nevertheless, we still ask that you return your items in a timely manner so that others may use them, and we have certain safeguards in place to remind you to do that:

  • When an item becomes 14 days overdue, your account will be blocked until the late item is returned.
  • If an item is 42 days overdue, the item will be counted as "lost," and you will be billed for the cost of the item until you return it.
  • If you damage or lose an item, you will be responsible for paying the replacement cost of that item. Certain parts of items (such as one CD in an audiobook set) will also carry a charge as listed in the Charges & Service Fees established by the Board of Trustees.
  • If you check out materials at another library that does charge fines, you can still accrue overdue fines at that library.
    • If you have $10 or more of unpaid lost, damaged, or overdue charges, your card will be blocked, and you will have to pay down your balance to under $10 to use your card again.

For complete details, please see our Circulation Policy.

Payment options for special situations may be arranged with the Library Director.

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Contact Us

Midlothian Public Library
14701 S. Kenton Avenue, Midlothian, IL 60445
Phone: (708) 535-2027
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