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Use Area Libraries

Did you know that your Wauconda Area library card is good at any library in Illinois? This means you can go to area libraries and check out materials with your Wauconda Area Library card. You will need to present identification in addition to your Wauconda Area Library card to check out materials at other libraries. Borrowing restrictions may apply and vary by library.

Search the Illinois Catalog to see area library holdings.

Interlibrary Loan

Don't want to leave town? We also provide Interlibrary Loan service. We place an order for the material at an area library and have it sent here to the Wauconda Area Library for pickup. It's as easy as 1-2-3!*

  1. Place orders for materials
  2. We will contact you when the item arrives for pickup at the Wauconda Area Library.
  3. When finished, return the item to us. We'll make sure it is returned to the home library.

That's it! This popular service gives you access to millions of items worldwide. Try it today!

Renew an Interlibrary Loan

Call or stop by the Adult Services Reference Desk to renew an interlibrary loan item before the item's due date. Interlibrary loan items can not be renewed through your online account. Once an item is overdue, we can no longer renew the item.

Overdue interlibrary loans are charged a fine of $.25 per day ($2.00 for videos).

*Some Ordering Restrictions Apply

*Please note we can not order interlibrary loan materials that are six months or newer. We also can not order materials that we have in our collection but are currently checked out.

*You must have a valid Wauconda Area Library card to place an interlibrary loan order.

*Non-Wauconda Area Library card holders are subject to a $2 fee per item. There is a $1 fee for any items not picked up.

*There is a limit of five items at any one time.

*Items coming from outside the North Suburban Library System may take several weeks to arrive.

*Once an item is returned, it may not be reordered immediately by you or a family member. There is a 2 week waiting period for area library items. There is a 3 month waiting period for items outside of the North Surburban Library System.

For more information, please read the Interlibrary Loan policy.