Borrowing Materials from CPL

You may browse our online catalog at any time without logging in. To view your account information, download electronic items, renew items, or pay late fees, you will need to login to your account.

To login, visit the SWAN Catalog and select Login or My Account on the upper right hand side of the page. Type in your 14 digit library barcode (found on your library card) without any spaces, and enter your PIN. Your PIN may be the last four digits of the phone number we have on file. If you don’t know your PIN, follow the online prompts or call the library at 708-672-8017.

You can search the catalog by title, keyword, author, and/or other options. Use the “Limit Search Results” options on the left side of the page to narrow your search. If you need assistance or would like to learn more about searching the catalog, stop by and speak to one of our librarians at the Information Desk.

Loan Periods & Late Fees

ItemLoan PeriodLate Fee
Books3 weeks$0.10 a day
Magazines3 weeks$0.10 a day
Audiobooks3 weeks$0.10 a day
Console Games2 weeks$1.00 a day
DVD/Blu-ray Movies2 weeks$1.00 a day
DVD/Blu-ray TV series2 weeks$1.00 a day
Playaways2 weeks$0.10 a day


Fees: Late, Lost or Damaged Items

You can pay all fees in person at the library with cash or check. The library does not accept credit cards. If you would like to pay your fees by credit card, you may do so by logging into the SWAN Catalog and viewing the Fines tab under My Account.

For any lost or damaged items, you will be charged the cost of the item, plus a $5 processing fee.


Renewing Items

With a new library service started in Spring 2017, your library materials may automatically renew two days before their due date. Some items are ineligible for automatic renewal, and items may only be renewed twice. If you have an email address in your account, you will receive an email about the items that were and were not renewed.

If you do not have an email address, you will need to login to your account to check your due dates. Login to the SWAN Catalog with your library card number and PIN and look under My Account. You will see a list of items you have checked out and their due dates under the Checkouts tab.

For more details about automatic renewals or to check the due date/renewal status of your items, call the library at 708-672-8017. Please have your library card number available.