Loan Periods & Fines

Due to the campus closure, from March 17 to May 15, Library materials do not need to be returned. Library due dates are being extended and fines for overdue items will not be assessed. Also note that Library book-drops are locked and cannot be used.

If you have questions about due dates and fine, please email circulation@cod.edu, call 630-942-2106 or Ask A Librarian.

Below are the checkout periods and fines for various materials available at the COD Library:

  1. Students
  2. Faculty & Administrators
  3. Staff
  4. District Residents
  5. Emeritus Faculty
Students
Item Type Check-Out Period Renewal Period Max Number of Renewals Fine Max. Fine (Before Billed)
Books in the Library 28 days 28 days 3 - -
I-Share Books 28 days 28 days 3 - -
Interlibrary Loan Loan periods and fines defined by lending library
Videos/Multimedia 28 days 28 days 3 - -
Popular Videos 7 days No renewals - $0.25/day $10
CIRC Desk videos 2 hours No renewals - $1.00/hour $50
Audiobooks and
Musical Recordings
28 days 28 days 1 - -
Reserves and
Anatomy Models
Varies Varies - $1/hour; $10/day $50
Laptops 3 hours 3 hours
(if available)
1 $10/hour $50
Media Lab
Equipment
2 days No renewals - $10/day $200
Media Lab
Workstations
3 hours
(students may reserve in advance)
3 hours
(if available)
1 - -
Media Lab
Computer Accessories
3 hours
(Media Lab use only)
3 hours
(if available)
1 - -
Equipment
for Students
Varies Varies - - -
Calculators 3 days 3 days 1 $2/day $50
Group Study Rooms 2 hours 2 hours
(if available)
1 $3/hour; $10/day $50
Faculty & Administrators
Item Type Check-Out Period Renewal Period Max Number of Renewals Fine Max. Fine (Before Billed)
Books in the Library 28 days 28 days 6 - -
I-Share Books 28 days 28 days 6 - -
Interlibrary Loan Loan periods and fines defined by lending library
Videos/Multimedia 28 days 28 days 6 - -
Popular Videos 7 days No renewals - $0.25/day $10
CIRC Desk videos 3 or 7 days Renewals by subject librarians - - -
Audiobooks and
Musical Recordings
28 days 28 days 1 - -
Reserves and
Anatomy Models
Varies Varies - $1/hour; $10/day $50
Laptops 2 weeks If available 1 - -
Media Lab
Equipment
Contact Media Lab Supervisor for access - - - -
Media Lab
Workstations
3 hours
(walk in basis only)
3 hours
(if available)
1 - -
Media Lab
Computer Accessories
3 hours
(Media Lab use only)
3 hours
(if available)
1 - -
Equipment
for Faculty
Varies Varies - - -
Calculators 3 days 3 days
(if available)
1 $2/day $50
Faculty Seminar Room
(faculty only)
2 hours 2 hours
(if available)
1 - -
District Residents
Item Type Check-Out Period Renewal Period Max Number of Renewals Fine Max. Fine (Before Billed)
Books in the Library 28 days 28 days 3 - -
I-Share Books Not available - - - -
Interlibrary Loan Loan periods and fines defined by lending library
Videos/Multimedia 28 days 28 days 3 - -
Popular Videos 7 days No renewals - $0.25/day $10
CIRC Desk videos 2 hours No renewals - $1.00/hour $50
Audiobooks and
Musical Recordings
28 days 28 days 1 - -
Reserves and
Anatomy Models
Not available - - - -
Laptops Not available - - - -
Media Lab
Equipment
- - - - -
Media Lab
Workstations
3 hours
(walk in basis only)
3 hours
(if available)
1 - -
Media Lab
Computer Accessories
3 hours
(Media Lab use only)
3 hours
(if available)
1 - -
Calculators Not available - - - -
Group Study Rooms Varies, depending on availability 2 hours
(if available)
1 $3/hour; $10/day $50
Staff
Item Type Check-Out Period Renewal Period Max Number of Renewals Fine Max. Fine (Before Billed)
Books in the Library 28 days 28 days 3 - -
I-Share Books 28 days 28 days 3 - -
Interlibrary Loan Loan periods and fines defined by lending library
Videos/Multimedia 28 days 28 days 3 - -
Popular Videos 7 days No renewals - $0.25/day $10
CIRC Desk videos 2 hours No renewals - $1.00/hour $50
Audiobooks and
Musical Recordings
28 days 28 days 1 - -
Reserves and
Anatomy Models
Varies Varies - $1/hour; $10/day $50
Laptops 2 weeks 2 weeks
(if available)
1 - -
Media Lab
Equipment
Contact Media Lab Supervisor for access - - - -
Media Lab
Workstations
3 hours
(walk in basis only)
3 hours
(if available)
1 - -
Media Lab
Computer Accessories
3 hours
(Media Lab use only)
3 hours
(if available)
1 - -
Equipment
for Staff
Varies Varies - - -
Calculators 3 days 3 days 1 $2/day $50
Group Study Rooms - - - - -
Emeritus Faculty
Item Type Check-Out Period Renewal Period Max Number of Renewals Fine Max. Fine (Before Billed)
Books in the Library 28 days 28 days 6 - -
I-Share Books 28 days 28 days 6 - -
Interlibrary Loan Loan periods and fines defined by lending library
Videos/Multimedia 28 days 28 days 6 - -
Popular Videos 7 days No renewals - $0.25/day $10
CIRC Desk Videos 2 hours No renewals - $1.00/hour $50
Audiobooks and
Musical Recordings
28 days 28 days 1 - -
Reserves and
Anatomy Models
Not available - - - -
Laptops Not available - - - -
Media Lab
Equipment
- - - -
Media Lab
Workstations
3 hours
(walk in basis only)
3 hours
(if available)
1 - -
Media Lab
Computer Accessories
3 hours
(Media Lab use only)
3 hours
(if available)
1 - -
Calculators Not available - - - -
Group Study Rooms Not available - - - -
Billed Items

  • COD items: For COD items that are more than 28 days overdue, patrons will be charged the replacement cost of the item plus a $20 processing fee ($50 processing fee for reserves and equipment).
    Payment of fees: Library fines and fees may be paid in person at the Circulation Desk using cash, check, or credit/debit cards. Credit/debit card payments may be paid by phone by calling Circulation Services at (630) 942-2106.
  • I-Share items: For I-Share items that are more than 28 days overdue, patrons will be charged the replacement cost of the item plus a $20 processing fee.
    Payment of fees: Library fines and fees will be billed to your Library account and paid to the lending library.
  • Interlibrary Loan (ILL) replacement fees: ILL fees for lost or damaged items are determined by the lending library. Contact the ILL Department with questions at (630) 942-2166.
    Payment of fees: Library fines and fees may be paid in person at the Circulation Desk using cash, check, or credit/debit cards. Credit/debit card payments may be paid by phone by calling Circulation Services at (630) 942-2106.

    Checks can be mailed to:

    College of DuPage Library
    425 Fawell Blvd.
    Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
    ATTN: Circulation Services

  • Maximum number of items: Faculty, staff, and students have no limit on number of items that can be checked out, holds, or I-Share requests. District Residents have a limit of 20 concurrent checkouts and a limit of 10 holds.
  • Maximum number of interlibrary loan (ILL) requests: Faculty, staff, and students have no limit on number of ILL requests. District Residents have a limit of 40 ILL requests each calendar year (January 1st to December 31st).