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When is the library open?

The library is open:

  • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Sunday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

In the case of inclement weather: If Kaneland school district is closed due to weather conditions, all Library programs will be canceled for that day. Information on weather-related closings will be posted on the Library’s social media and broadcast on WGN-TV.

Please call 630-365-2244 to make sure the Library is open.

How do I get a Library card in the Town and Country Public Library District?

Residents

If you live or own property in the Town and Country Public Library District you are entitled to a library card. Residents or renters can be verified on the Kane County Treasurer’s website:  http://kaneapplications.countyofkane.org/taxassessor

A resident may apply for a borrower’s card upon reaching the age of 5 (five) years.

The signature of a parent, guardian, or other legally responsible person is required for all persons under the age of 18 years.  Library cards are issued for 2 (two) years.

To obtain a Library Card, bring proof of identity and proof of residency to the Library.

  • Photo ID: driver’s license, state ID, military ID, or U.S. passport
  • Proof of Residency: current utility bill, real estate tax bill, rental agreement or lease, current credit card bill, or other legal document showing your name and current address

Lost or stolen cards must be reported to the Circulation Department as soon as possible.  A $5.00 fee is charged for replacement of a card.

If you have additional questions about signing up for a Library card, please call 630-365-2244 or click Borrower’s Cards.

Non-Resident Cards

If you do not live within the Town and Country Public Library District, information for non-resident cards may be found by clicking Borrower’s Cards.

Renewal

Library cards may be renewed at the desk.  There is no charge to renew your Library card. Please provide proof of identity.  Proof of residency may be required if you have moved.

What are the overdue fees?

All items are $0.25/day for each day overdue.

How do I renew my items?

Go to the Online Catalog. Enter your barcode and pin number and click on My Account or call 630-365-2244 and the Circulation Desk staff will be glad to help you.

Where can I request FOIA (Freedom of Information Act) information?

FOIA Procedures for Town and Country Public Library District

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT
Email requests should be submitted to foiarequests@elburn.lib.il.us.

The FOIA is a state statute that provides the public the right to access government documents and records. The law provides that a person can ask a public body for a copy of its records on a specific subject and the public body must provide those records unless there is an exemption in the statute that protects those records from disclosure. The following items are intended to provide general information to facilitate the process of requesting information under FOIA.

The Town and Country Public Library District enhances the local quality of life by providing a gateway to knowledge and a community meeting place. (Library Mission Statement adopted 1/13/2014).

  1. The Library District’s annual budget is approximate $3,500,000. The Library employs 25 staff members.
  2. Procedure for requesting information under FOIA
    1. The request must be written: forms are available at the Circulation Desk and from the designated FOIA officers.
    2. Written requests include those received by letter, fax, and email.
    3. Please be as specific as possible about the type of information requested.
    4. The request should be directed to one of the FOIA officers listed below.
    5. Requests sent through the mail should be sent to one of the FOIA officers at this address: 320 E. North Street, Elburn, IL 60119.
  3. FOIA Officers for the Town and Country Public Library:
    1. Library Director
    2. Kathleen Semrick, Circulation Supervisor
  4. Fees
    1. The first 50 pages are provided free of charge, as long as they are a letter or legal size and are black & white.
    2. Any copies over 50 pages are $ .15 per page.
    3. The Library District does not charge for the search or review of records, or for personnel costs involved.
  5. Denial of Requests
    1. The requester will be notified in writing if the Library District intends to deny a request submitted under FOIA.
    2. If denied, the requester has the right to a review of the request by the Public Access Counselor.

The Library District will respond to written requests within the 5 business days specified in the statute or within the exceptions as allowed by the statute. Additional FOIA information can be found at www.illinoisattorneygeneral.gov.

Does the Library provide free internet access?

The Library provides 12 computers to the public for internet access. Six of these computers are located in the Youth Services area of the Library. Microsoft Word and other Office programs are available on all the computers. Printouts are available for $0.10 for black and white pages or $0.50 for color.

Does the library have free wireless internet access?

Wireless internet access is available throughout the building thanks to the generous support of the Shodeen Family Foundation.

Does the library have study rooms?

Two private study rooms have power sources for laptop computers, wi-fi, and LAN connection. They are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

How do I reserve a meeting room?

Reserve a Room Online

You may also call the Library for help reserving a room.

Do you have books for sale?

Books For Sale

We are pleased to offer three books by local authors for sale at the Circulation Desk.

Line Kansas — Memories of Korea 1950 to 1958 by David Baillie: $25.00.
This book tells of the author’s experiences during the Korean War through poems and narratives.

Elburn: 44 Miles to Chicago by Donald G. Westlake: $6.00 
A book of verse concerning historic Elburn, this book also contains pictures of familiar places from years past.

Sidewalks of Elburn by Marilyn Robinson $20.00

What programs are available for children?

Information about programs and special events for youth can be searched by visiting here and selecting the circular button labeled “Children” in the upper left.

How do I make a donation or volunteer at the library?

You can find information here.


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