My Account & Borrowing Basics

Managing Your Account and Borrowing Privileges With Ease

Account Management

Quick Links

Renew My Items
(log-in & password required)

Review My Account
(log-in & password required)

Register for Email Reminders

Pay Fines Online
(log-in & password required)

Adult Materials Loan Limits (PDF)

Youth Materials Loan Limits (PDF)

Renewing & Reserving Materials

Most materials can be renewed or reserved at the Circulation Desk, by phone, and at public computer stations. Materials can also be renewed or reserved online by visiting My GPL on the Library catalog. You will need to log into the catalog with your Glenview Library card number or your user name, and account password to manage your account online. If you don’t know your password or need help setting up an account, please contact the Circulation Department at 847-729-7500 or review the Catalog Guide (PDF). Check the Adult (PDF) and Youth (PDF) loan limits for borrowing restrictions.

Online Fine Payment

The Library offers a secure and convenient way to pay your fines and fees online with Visa, Mastercard, American Express, or Discover.

Email Account Notification

Receive notice when your materials are due and hold items are ready for pick up by email. Access the Request for E-mail Notification form to register for email notices. Some email filters block the delivery of notices. Use the Test Your E-mail Address form to be sure that your notices will be delivered. If you don’t receive the test message or have other questions about setting up email account notification, please contact the Circulation Department at 847-729-7500.

Catalog

Search for materials, manage your borrowing, and take advantage of many reader’s resources offered through the Library’s online catalog. Desk staff (Circulation, AV, Readers, Youth, Reference, and Technology Services) is available to assist you with the online catalog or a Catalog Guide (PDF) is also available for your review. The catalog is available in Spanish.
The catalog is also accessible “on the go” with the BookMyne® app. Search the catalog, renew items, and place holds with your iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch, and Android mobile devices. Download this free app from the Apple App Store, iTunes, or the Android Market.

Circulation Policy

Circulation Policy covers details regarding library cards, loan periods, borrowing limits, daily and maximum fines, and replacement costs. Please visit the Circulation Desk or call 847-729-7500 with your questions about these borrowing basics.

Downloadable Media
eBooks and Audiobooks

Using the digital media service MyMediaMall, Glenview Public Library cardholders can download eBooks and eAudiobooks from the comfort of your home or office 24/7. There are hundreds of titles to choose from including fiction, nonfiction and classics for both adults and youth. These titles can be downloaded to your PC, Mac, PDA, MP3 player, IPod and even burned to a CD. No need to worry over late fees. Materials are automatically returned for you. Instruction guides (PDF) are also available to help you get started downloading materials. Visit any of the Service Desks or call 847-729-7500 for further assistance.

Drive-Up Services

Make your borrowing even easier. Take advantage of the Library’s convenient Drive-Up Services (PDF).

Interlibrary Loan

Interlibrary Loan (PDF) is a service used to obtain library materials (books, articles, and audiovisual items) from other libraries when they are not available at the Glenview Library. This patron service follows policies and procedures agreed upon by the cooperating libraries. If you have any questions concerning an existing Interlibrary loan, call 847-729-7500 or email the Interlibrary Loan Department.

Library Card Information

Visit the Circulation Desk to register for your card. Library card eligibility is as follows:

Resident

Residents of the Incorporated Village of Glenview, whether they own or rent property, are eligible for a Glenview Public Library card at no cost, upon presentation of proof of residency and proper identification.

Non-Resident

Property owners residing in unincorporated Cook County are considered by law to be non-residents. Non-residents must purchase a library card in order to use the Glenview Public Library.

Business

Businesses located within the Village of Glenview (i.e., that are actually doing business and have a permanent business address within the Village of Glenview) are eligible to apply for and obtain Business Library Cards from the Glenview Public Library, free of charge. Businesses located (whether owning or renting) in the GPL Non-Resident Service Area may purchase Business Library Cards for an annual fee calculated on the same basis as for non-resident taxpayers.

Borrowers' Card Policy (PDF) further explains card eligibility and documentation required.

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