Renew or Reserve




To Renew Materials:

  • Begin by clicking on the MY ACCOUNT link here or on the homepage of the website.
  • Enter your 14-digit library card number, without any spaces.
  • Enter your pin number, which is the last 4 digits of your library card number.
  • Click on Your Name in the upper right corner.
  • Click on Checkouts on the left side of the page.
  • Your checkouts will be listed. If you wish, you can Sort by Due Date.
  • Click on box next to the items you wish to renew. Then click the Renew Marked.
  • If you wish to renew ALL items, click the RENEW ALL button.
  • A message will be displayed: The following item(s) will be renewed. Would you like to proceed? Click YES.
  • The screen will tell you if your renewals were successful and display the new due date. If a renewal was NOT successful, you will see the reason highlighted in red under STATUS.
  • If you need assistance, please contact the library at 815-946-2713.





To Reserve Something:

  • Login to MY ACCOUNT.
  • To reserve materials,  enter the title you wish to reserve in the search box of the CATALOG.
  • If you wish, refine your search use the selection tools on the left-hand side of the page.
  • Choose the correct title from the search results and click the REQUEST IT button.
  • Select the library where you wish to pick the book up. For instance, if you wish to have the book sent to the Polo Public Library choose Polo from the list. Click the SUBMIT button.
  • A confirmation box will appear. Click the OK button.
  • Your hold has been placed. If you have signed up for email notification, you will receive an email from when the hold is available. Otherwise, you will receive an automated phone call.
  • When your hold is available, you can pick it up at the circulation desk. You must have your library card with you to pick up your hold.