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Patron Responsibilities

Patrons must have a valid library card when checking out material, placing holds, and using the library’s digital apps.

Patrons are responsible for the return of all library materials checked out on their library card.  Patrons are responsible for returning library materials in the same condition as when they checked out the library materials.

While the library is fine free for Allerton Public Library patrons, fines for certain library materials will be set by the Board of Library Trustees and will be charged for each day such items are overdue.  Cuurently, Video Games and Roku Sticks have a fine of $1.00/day.  

Library materials borrowed through interlibrary loan which are lost or damaged are charged to the patron according to the policy of the lending library. 

Library privileges will be denied if charges in excess of $5.00 exist.  If a patron is delinquent in one library, they are considered delinquent in all Illinois Heartland Library System libraries.

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