Note: Your default PIN is the last 4 digits of your phone number. If you do not have a phone, it is 0000. Please use the "Change PIN" button on the My Account page if you wish to set a different number as your PIN. If you are still having trouble, please call the Checkout Desk at 773-3242 ext. 10.
 
Renew an item from any Internet computer
  1. Click on "My Account" in the tab bar on the CRDL pages.
  2. Enter your library card number as your Patron ID Number and your PIN Number (the last 4 digits of your phone number.)
  3. Click Submit Request.
  4. To renew any of your books at home, click in the box next to the items to be renewed and then click Renew Checked Items.
  5. If you are having difficulty renewing an item, check for the following:
  6. Remember that items can only be renewed once
  7. Your account may be blocked because of excessive fines or long overdue items
  8. 14-day loan items cannot be renewed.
  9. Call the Checkout Desk at 773-3242 ext. 10 if you need further assistance.
 
Place an item on hold from any Internet computer
  1. Browse the catalog from our home page or click on "Search" in the tab bar to see more searching options
  2. Click on the book title to see the full book record
  3. Click the Hold Request button at the top of the item record
  4. Enter your library card number as your Patron ID Number and your PIN Number (the last 4 digits of your phone number)
  5. Click Submit Request.  You should receive a message confirming your hold.  If you receive any other message, please call the Checkout Desk at 773.3242 ext. 10 for assistance
 
Pay my fines online
  1. Click the Pay My Fines Online link

  2. Log in with your library card number and your Pin Number (the last 4 digits of your phone number)

  3. Follow the online instructions to use your Visa, Mastercard, or Discover Card to pay your library fines

 
Remote Access from any Internet computer
To connect to many of our online Reference sources:
  1. Click on the Connect at Home button in the tab bar
  2. Enter your library card number as your Patron ID Number and your Pin Number (the last 4 digits of your phone number)
  3. Click Submit Request
  4. Choose any resource from the list.  Enter your search information and enjoy!
  5. If you have any difficulty, please contact a Reference Librarian at 773.3242 ext. 11 for assistance
 
Online Resources @ your CRDL
What's available online
Downloadable eBooks & Audio Books
Online renewal and holds
Connect at home
My Account
CRDL Online Resources
CRDL Online Resources from home
Remote access troubleshooting
Pay My Fines Online