Automatic Renewals 

Eligible items checked out at the Clarendon Hills Public Library will renew automatically, giving you more peace of mind as well as more time with library materials.

So what do you need to do? Nothing!

How automatic renewal works:

  • Eligible items checked out on your account will automatically renew up to two times. You don't need to do anything—it's automatic! 
  • Special Collections, Display Items and any item on hold for another cardholder are not eligible for renewal.
  • Two days before the due date, eligible items will automatically renew.
  • If your item had a two week loan period the item would renew for an additional two weeks from the date of renewal- three week loan period items would renew for an additional three weeks.
  • Cardholders who have an email address listed on their account will get an email letting them know which items were automatically renewed.
  • Cardholders can sign up for email notifications by asking a staff member in person at the library, by phone during open hours, and by contacting us.
  • Cardholders can always check due dates for all items using the My Account tab in the catalog.
  • Items checked out at other SWAN libraries may not be eligible for automatic renewal. Libraries that have opted out of this service include Blue Island Public Library, Beecher PL, Eisenhower PL, Franklin Park PLD, Harvey PL, Indian Prairie PLD, and Schiller Park PL. If these items are requested through SWAN and checked out at Clarendon Hills PL they will follow our borrowing rules.
  • Digital collection items (ebooks, digital audiobooks, streaming movies and music) are not affected by this change and continue to return automatically.

There are four ways to renew your items:

  • Automatic renewal.
  • Come to the library and ask staff to renew your item(s).
  • Call the library at 630-323-8188 and ask staff to renew your item(s).
  • Email the library at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and ask staff to renew your item(s). Be sure to include title information of what you want renewed and your library card number in the body of your email.

An item cannot be renewed if there are people on a wait list for that item.  Items cannot be renewed more than two times.