Loan Periods


Item Loan Periods
Books 3 weeks
Magazines 3 weeks
Audiobooks 3 weeks
Console Games 2 weeks
DVD/Blu-ray Movies 2 weeks
DVD/Blu-ray TV Series 2 weeks
Playaways 2 weeks
Beyond Books (Home & Kitchen) 2 weeks
Beyond Books (Jigsaw Puzzles) 3 weeks


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.

For more information, please see our Circulation Policies.

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.

Fine Free

As of March 1, 2021, there will be no overdue fines for anything you check out at Crete Public Library. Learn more about our Fine Free policy.