Children: birth through age 11
Teens: ages 12 – 16
Adults: ages 17 and older
Your library card has been issued to you based on information provided by you. It should only be used by you. You are responsible for the following:
If your library card is lost or stolen, please report it immediately to the Circulation Department at 309-828-6092. You are responsible for any items checked out or fees accrued on your card until it has been reported to the Library as lost or stolen.
If you provide your email address, the Library will send you courtesy notices of hold items that are available to check out, items due in 2 days, and items overdue. For items that are considered lost (overdue for more than 28 days), you will receive a notice in the mail.
Bloomington Public Library no longer charges overdue fines on items returned late. Read more on our Fine Free FAQs page.
Due dates are listed on your checkout receipt which you can print or email to yourself.
Items not returned within 28 days of their due date will be assumed lost and the account assessed a replacement fee plus a $5 processing fee for the item. Accounts with fees over $50 may be referred to collections.
An item missing one or more pieces or damaged beyond repair will be placed back on your account, and we will try to contact you. If the situation has not been resolved within 28 days of the return of the item, your account will be assessed a fee for the missing piece(s) or damage, and in some cases, the entire cost of the item, plus a $5 processing fee.
If an item is damaged beyond repair, your account will be assessed the cost of the item, plus a $5 processing fee. A damaged item that is paid for within 60 days will become the property of the customer. After 60 days, the account will be charged, and the item will be discarded.
The Library does not accept replacement items as substitution for lost, damaged, or incomplete items.