Borrow Items

You can check out items or pick up hold requests at Circulation Services.

Loan Periods, Limits, and Fines

Item Type Check out Period Limit Fines per day per item
Books 2 weeks None* 15 cents
CDs and Audio Books 2 weeks 5 $1.00
Magazine 2 weeks 5 15 cents
DVDs, Bluray, Videogames 1 week 5 $1.00
Equipment 1 week** 1 $1.00

*A total of 50 items may be checked out at any one time.
**Equipment may not be renewed.

All items subject to a 3-renewal limit unless otherwise specified.

Fines accumulate up to the replacement cost of the item, at which time the item is billed as lost.

You can renew items at the circulation desk, by calling Circulation Services at 309-274-2719, or by accessing your account online. Except for board games and equipment, any item may be renewed unless it is requested by another borrower.

You will not be able to check out any items if there are fees higher than $5.00 on your account.

Interlibrary Loan

Chillicothe Public Library District cardhholders can use interlibrary loan (ILL) to borrow books and articles from outside of  RSACat.

Any costs associated with an ILL request will be charged to the patron. Renewals for ILL items cannot be done online because we must contact the owning library. Please call 309-274-2719 or ask at Circulation Services if you would like to renew these items.

Late fees for books loaned from outside the RSACat are 50¢ per day.

Suggest A Purchase

Don’t see a title in RSACat that you would like to borrow? Use our handy Suggest a Purchase form to get your recommendation directly to our librarians. While we can’t guarantee every suggestion will make it into our collection, we value your ideas and give them strong consideration.

Teacher/Vacation Loans

Teachers planning extensive units and borrowers going on extended vacations can renew one- or two-week renewable items up front when there are no requests on those items. Teacher/vacation loans use up one available renewal. Ask at Circulation Services if your items qualify.

Courtesy Delivery to Evergreen Place Assisted Living and Home-Bound Delivery

Library cardholders who live at Evergreen Place Assisted Living may also use our courtesy delivery service. With this service, you may either visit the library and check out materials here, or place items on hold through the online catalog or over the phone and we will deliver them to you once a week.

If you already have a CPLD library card and would like to receive courtesy delivery, please call Circulation Services at 309-274-2719.

If you do not have a library card yet, stop by Circulation Services to register. Information about The Chillicothe Public Library and library card applications are also available from the activity director of your retirement community.

For those who are unable to come to the library because they are temporarily or permanently home-bound, the library offers home-bound delivery. Call the library at 309-274-2719 and ask for Alex.

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