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The Richton Park Library has several collections that cardholders can borrow, including books, movies, and video games!

Length of Loan

You can borrow different types of materials for different lengths of time:

The checkout policy for materials at the Richton Park Public Library is as follows:
Material/Collection Loan Length
General Collection
Includes books (all print formats including Large Print & Braille), audiobooks (all formats), magazines, music CDs, & non-fiction videos
21 days
Up to 2 renewals
Movies & TV Collection
Includes all adult, teen, and youth feature films, blu-rays, television series, and video games
14 days
No renewals
(Limit 5 per card)
Special Collections
Playaway View & Launchpad
Juvenile Educational Kits
Book Club in a Bag
Senior Hotspots
Length Varies
14 days, no renewals (Limits may apply)
14 days, no renewals (Limit 2)
21 days, up to 2 renewals
6-weeks, no renewals (Limit 1)
6-weeks, 2 renewals (Limit 1)

Fine-Free Policy

As of September 1st, 2021 the Richton Park Public Library District adopted a fine-free policy. This policy eliminates charges for overdue materials for items checked out from the Richton Park Public Library. Patrons using their Richton Park cards at other libraries may be subject to overdue fines charged by those libraries. For more information, please read the full policy.

Overdue Materials

If a cardholder has item(s) on their account that are 14 days (or more) overdue, their account will be blocked from being used until the item(s) are returned.

Items that are 42 days or more overdue are considered lost and will be billed, their account will remain blocked until the item(s) are returned or paid for.


Regular Fees 

Item Fee
Non-Resident annual membership per household (set annually) $200.00 per yr
Replacement Library Card $ 1.00

Damaged or Missing Parts Fees

Item Fee
CD case $3.00
Audio Book case $5.00
CD/DVD cover inserts $3.00
DVD case $3.00
Playaway battery cover  $3.00
Replacement bar code $3.00
AV booklet/3-D Glasses $10.00
Special collections with multiple parts A Price List of replacement costs is included with each set for any missing or damaged pieces.

Special Collection Return Fee

Specially marked items will have a “MUST BE RETURNED AT THE RICHTON PARK PUBLIC LIBRARY” sticker on them to indicate that they can only be returned to our facility. These items will incur a $20.00 fee if they are returned to another library.

Lost/Damaged Materials

Lost items (items that are 42 days or more overdue) will be billed at the list price of purchase listed in the library catalog.

Damaged items that have been returned will be charged a flat $5.00 fee instead of the replacement cost.

Please note: Damaged refers to items that have been broken (CDs/DVDs), items that cannot be repaired, items with extensive staining/water damage, or other issues as determined by the Head of Circulation. It does not refer to items that have minor page tears or if a page fell out while you were reading.

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