Placing Materials on Hold

Patrons with a valid library card may place holds on most circulating library materials, except “Most Wanted” books.

  • Go to the EPL catalog and log in to your account by typing your library card number and your password (patron, unless you have changed it).
  • After logging in, search for your title. To place a hold on this title click on the Place Hold button.
  • You may select the Main Library, Chicago Avenue or North Branch as a pick-up location.
  • Wait for the message “Success” and then click “OK.”
  • If items are not immediately available, you will be notified when the book is ready for pick-up by phone or email.
  • Remember to click on the Logout button when you are finished.
  • You can also reserve items by calling (847) 448-8621 or by going to the Reader’s Services desk.

Sign up for email notifications (Pre-overdue notices and holds availability)

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