Loan Periods & Fines


Item Loan Period Late Fee
Books 3 weeks $0.10 a day
Magazines 3 weeks $0.10 a day
Audiobooks 3 weeks $0.10 a day
Console Games 2 weeks $1.00 a day
DVD/Blu-ray Movies 2 weeks $1.00 a day
DVD/Blu-ray TV Series 2 weeks $1.00 a day
Playaways 2 weeks $1.00 a day
Beyond Books (Home & Kitchen) 2 weeks $1.00 a day
Beyond Books (Jigsaw Puzzels) 3 weeks $1.00 a day


Late, Lost or Damaged Item Fees

You can pay all fees in person at the library with cash, check or credit cards. You may also pay your fees with a credit card online 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.

For more information, please see our Circulation Policy.

Food For Fines

No upcoming 2020 Dates

Pay your overdue fees with a donation to the Crete Pantry! This offer is only available during the above dates.

  • For each non-perishable item donated, $1.00 will be deducted from your fines.
  • This will not apply to lost or damaged items or Collection Agency fees.
  • Only items checked out at Crete Public Library quailfy for the “Food For Fines” exchange.
  • Expired food items will not be accepted.
  • Crete Pantry’s list of suggested donations

Renewing Items

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.