Rockford Public Library Announces New Loan Policy

Cardholders can now renew all physical collection materials for two additional loan periods.

Rockford Public Library is excited to announce that cardholders can now renew all physical collection materials for two additional loan periods. Library cardholders may renew most materials for up to 6 additional weeks if it is not on hold for another patron.

The exception is a renewal on our DVDs. Each renewal will extend the loan period for an additional seven days for each renewal, for a total of 21 days. A $1.00 fine is still charged per day for each DVD returned late. All materials can be renewed at the Main Library or any branch location, via telephone through our automated renewal line at (815) 965-9511 or online through the Catalog.  A Personal Identification Number (PIN) is required to access an account online.

 “We received feedback from our customers requesting RPL allow materials to be renewed for a longer period of time,” said, Erope Beckum, Circulation Services Manager of Rockford Public Library. “We made this change to accommodate the popular request, while also providing easier access (via phone or Internet) to extend the loan period.”

For more information on these and other Library services, please visit our website at www.rockfordpubliclibrary.org

About the Library

The Rockford Public Library, founded in 1872 as the second library in Illinois, currently has seven facilities, including the Nordlof Center, Main Library and five Branch Libraries. The mission of the Rockford Public Library is to educate, inform, entertain and culturally enrich the people of our community.

Phone and Fax

Phone: (815) 965-7606

Fax: (815) 965-0866