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Borrow MaterialsYou must present a Chicago Ridge library card, a SWAN library card, or a reciprocal library card to check out materials.
LOAN PERIODSCHICAGO RIDGE MATERIALS
- Playaway Audio Players
- Console Games
- TV Series DVDs and Blu-rays
- Nonfiction DVDs and Blu-rays
- Music CDs
- "Hot Copy" Books
- "Hot Copy" DVDs and Blu-rays
- Fiction DVDs and Blu-rays
- Playaway Video Players
- Board games
- Cake pans
- Loan periods vary by item, and by library
LOAN LIMITSCDs & Audiobooks: Limit of 10
DVDs & Blu-rays: Limit of 10
Video Games: Limit of 5
Total Items: 100
You must be 18 or older and use your own library card to check out DVDs & Video Games.
RESERVE MATERIALS AND INTERLIBRARY LOANYou can request (reserve) an item online via the SWAN Catalog whether it is owned by the Chicago Ridge Public Library or by another library in the system.
If the item you are looking for is not available via the SWAN catalog, please ask a librarian. We may still be able to find the item for you and place an out-of-system interlibrary loan at your request.
Items loaned from libraries in Illinois are free of charge. Chicago Ridge cardholders will be charged $5.00 and non-residents $10.00 for items loaned from out-of-state libraries.
A maximum of 50 reserves are allowed on a Chicago Ridge Library card at any one time. You can not place reserves on our “Hot Copy” books and only Chicago Ridge cardholders can place reserves on new DVDs.