We are now Fines Free!

What happens if I am late returning an item?
If you have items on your account that are more than 14 days overdue, you will be blocked from using your library card until the items are returned.

How long can I keep an item before I will be billed for the item?
After the due date, you will have 42 days to return the item before you will be billed a replacement fee.

Do I still have to pay the overdue fines already on my library card?
You are still responsible for non-Richton Park overdue fines. If you had a Richton Park Library overdue fine, it has been forgiven and has been removed from your account. You are still responsible for any lost, billed, or damaged fees.

Will I be charged overdue fines on items owned by other libraries?
If you physically go to a library that is not fines free, you are responsible for any overdue fines charged. Items from another library that are checked out at the Richton Park Library will be fines free (Interlibrary Loan).

I've been billed for an item I checked out before you went Fines Free, will I still get a fine?
Nope! You will not be charged an overdue fine if you returned billed materials. Items billed for a long time may not be accepted, please contact our Circulation Desk with any questions.

What about damaged items?
You will be charged a flat rate damage fee when you return damaged materials. No overdue fines will be charged for returned damaged items.

Read more about our Circulation Policy here

What's Happening at the Library

Halloween Happenings! Oct 25-30!

Come visit us at the library for some Halloween fun. Families can reserve a time to participate in our Halloween Happenings. There will be Trick or Treating around the library, a Scavenger Hunt, a Halloween backdrop for taking pictures, and Halloween Take Home Crafts. It'll be a spooky good time.

There will be a limit of 10 kids per time slot to ensure everyone's safety. Masks are required, regardless of type of costume or vaccination status. There will be social distancing between family groups.

Click here to Register

Please note: Plans for this event may change based on changes with Covid numbers in our area. Stay updated by checking our website and Facebook page, or by stopping by our Youth Services desk.


We are now Fines Free!

Life Happens. Fines Don't Have To.

Life happens and sometimes books can be a little late and that's okay! The Richton Park Library District is happy to announce that we no longer charge overdue fines for late materials (you will still be billed for the item if it is never returned).

Been avoiding us over that late book you returned in 2019? We've got you covered. We don't want past overdue fines to be a barrier to using the library so all unpaid Richton Park Library overdue fines have been forgiven. Come and visit the library and explore all the wonderful resources your community library offers.

If you've lost your card, you may be eligible for a FREE Replacement Card in September. Visit our Circulation Desk to get started!

Read More below for our FAQ:


Library Services Update - Sept 2021

Library Services Update - September 2021

In order to keep our community and staff safe, the Richton Park Library continues to adjust our current service offerings. Please read more to see what is currently available & any new updates/changes. Thank you for your patience and support! (Updated September 1, 2021) 


Colorful Crafts!

Watch our latest Crafting Colors Your World Video below!



Upcoming Programs

Richton Park Location

Friends of the Library

Join the Friends of the Library!

Meets 2nd Tuesday of the Month at 7:00PM

Next Meeting is October 12th, 2021

Email us to get a link to the meeting!

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