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 Borrowing

The Aurora Public Library District is proud to be FINE FREE!

THE LIBRARY NO LONGER COLLECTS FINES FOR OVERDUE MATERIALS

Loan Periods


Type of Material

Loan Period

Renewals

New Adult & Marketplace Books

2 weeks

1

DVDs, Video Games

1 week

1

Marketplace DVDs, Gadgets/ Hotspots/ Media Equipment, Chromebooks

1 week

0

All other Books, Audiobooks, Magazines (current issues do not circulate), Music CDs

4 weeks

2

Sheet Music

8 weeks

2

Fishing Poles

1 week

1

Circulating Tote Bags

4 weeks

2

Portable DVD Players/Writers, Microphones, Sessions Headphones, In-house Chromebooks

2 hours

0

Snowball USB Microphones, Computer Stands, Stereo Headphones

4 hours

0

*Bookmobile loan periods, limits and fines may be different.

*Interlibrary Loan item loan periods may be different.


When an item is damaged, lost, or not returned, the customer will be billed the purchase cost of the item. Replacement costs for materials owned by another library are determined by the owning library. For more information, view our Membership policy here.

Looking for something specific?

If you have an Aurora Public Library District card in good standing, you can request items from us or even other libraries! Follow these steps to find your item:

1. Check the Aurora Public Library District catalog

Place a Request on the item and visit the library to pick it up when notified.

Item not found? Move to step 2.

2. Check the LINKin Catalog

Request your item from LINKin, a group of eleven local libraries that allow customers to borrow materials from other group members. Most items will be available for pickup at your preferred Aurora Public Library District branch within one week! The catalog includes audiobooks, books, Blu-rays, CDs, and DVDs. New titles are added every day. 

Follow these steps to request a LINKin item: 

  • Visit the LINKin catalog and start searching by keyword, title, author, subject, or ISBN 
  • Click on the title you’d like to request 
  • Click the “Request this item” icon 
  • Choose the library you are affiliated with (Aurora Public Library District) and click “Submit” 
  • Enter your name, library barcode, and pin. Choose your pick up location. Then click “Submit” again.  
Item still not found? Move to Step 3.

3. Check the Find More Illinois Catalog

Find More Illinois is an interlibrary loan platform that gives library customers access to a growing number of library collections throughout Illinois. If you can’t find an item in the Aurora Public Library District’s catalog or through LINKin, try here!

  • Visit the Find More Illinois catalog and start searching by keyword, title, author, subject, or ISBN 
  • Click on the title you’d like to request.
  • Click the “Request this item” icon.
  • Log in with your APLD barcode and PIN.
  • Choose your preferred pick-up location and click “Submit”.

4. Request an Interlibrary Loan

Our Interlibrary Loan service can request items from participating libraries across the country. You may request up to five (5) items per library card at a time.

Follow these steps to request your own Interlibrary Loan:

  1. Log in here with your library card and PIN number.
  2. Click on “Search” followed by “Keyword." 
  3. Click on "Select Databases"
  4. Check "WorldCat"
  5. Click on "Set Databases"
  6. Start searching by keyword, title, exact, or phrase, etc.
  7. Find the title you want to ILL, click on "Place Request"
  8. Click "Submit Request"
  9. Click "Continue"
  10. Click "Log out" once you are completed

If you're unable to find the item after completing the steps above, fill out the form below to send your request to the Interlibrary Loan Team: