Manage Your Account

You can find a listing of items checked out to your library card, when they are due, as well as items reserved. Any questions, contact Customer Services. You can also use the PraireCat Mobile app to manage your library account while on the go.

Reserving Materials

You may place a hold on library materials. You will be contacted when materials are ready and can pick up 24/7 at the hold lockers.

Renewing Materials

You may renew materials either online or at either NSLD location.

Capture Your Reading History

You can capture your reading history on your patron account if you opt in. Your reading history will retain information on the titles you have checked out and returned. You may sort this list by title and author. For more information, contact Reference Services.

Create/Change/Forgot Your PIN

What is a PIN?

A Personal Identification Number (PIN) is a number you choose that enables you to access your patron record online and place holds. You may create your PIN by speaking with Customer Services, or by using the library’s online catalog in the library or from work/home/school.

PIN Problems:

For your protection, difficulty with PIN’s must be handled IN PERSON; staff will not be able to give assistance over the phone. Please bring your library card and at least one form of photo identification to Customer Services at either library location.

Borrowing Policy

Materials may be returned to either NSLD location or any public library in the Illinois library system. After-hours book drops available at both libraries. Learn more about renewing your materials.

You are responsible for library material conditions and contents once it is checked out to you. Please remember to check contents before checking out and when returning items to be sure that all parts, instructions, books, booklets, and toy parts are enclosed and in good condition.

Borrowing Loan Period/Limits:

Books/Magazines Loan period is 3 weeks.

Books on Tape/CDs Loan period is 3 weeks.

Music CDs Loan period is 3 weeks.

DVDs Loan period is 1 week.


Replacement of unexpired library card: $3.00
Damage to materials: Up to cost of item and processing fee.
Non-resident member/library card: $125.00 per year.
Photocopies: Small fee per page for copiers at both locations.
Computer Use: Cardholders may use the computers for 3 hours a day free of charge. Patrons with cards from other libraries may use the computers for 1 hour a day free of charge. One additional hour of computer use for cardholders or non-cardholders: $1.00
Interlibrary Loan (ILL) materials fines: $.50 per item/day. Cardholders that do not pick up items will be charged: $5.00.