Click or tap the headers below for more information on the various aspects of using the Polo Public Library.
*Due date reminders, overdue notices and holds notifications are available via email OR text message (standard rates apply).
Our book drop is on the east side of the building next to the Congress Street parking lot entrance.
If you want a book, DVD or other item that we don’t have, ask us to borrow it from another library for you. Inter-library loan items will only be obtained for Polo Library cardholders.
If you live in Buffalo Township, you may get a library card free of charge as part of your tax-supported library service. To get a library card, an applicant, or parent/legal guardian/responsible individual, will need to show a photo ID with current address. If your ID does not have your current address, you will also be asked for one item showing current address from the following list:
All items must be current.
If you live inside Polo Community School District but outside Buffalo Township you must purchase your library card. The cost is determined by the State of Illinois’ formula of tax funds received from the county divided by number of households in Buffalo Township. The current cost of a non-resident card is $97. Non-resident cards are good for one year. Polo Public Library Foundation is assisting families with the cost of a non-resident card. For households including children under the age of 18, your cost is $20. Cards are good for one year.
In compliance with the Disabled Veterans’ Standard Homestead Exemption [35 ILCS 200/15-169] Polo Library will waive the non-resident fee for veterans with a service-connected disability of at least 70% and who are exempt from paying property tax on their primary residence.
If you are not sure whether you live in the Library District, check your property tax bill or click here to view the map.
Your hold has been placed. If you have signed up for email notification, you will receive an email from firstname.lastname@example.org 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. Please bring your library card with you to pick up your hold.
Interested in saving your reading history so you can remember what you’ve already read?
You can manage your own reading history, including sorting items, deleting items or exporting your history. You can also choose to opt out at any time, and your reading history will be cleared.
To opt in to receive messages about overdue items or a hold ready for pickup from your account:
The service may take 24-48 hours to register. You may opt out at any time. The text alerts do not replace email, phone or print notices. Message and data rates may apply.
Pay your overdue fines and fees online using your credit or debit card.
A few guidelines: