Curbside Service Guide


Place a hold via telephone or your account and then we will call you to schedule your Curbside Pick up Date and Time Frame!

Log In Today to get the Process Started! Go to our home page and click on "MY ACCOUNT"

Updated Saturday, September 5, 2020

Our Mission


Limited Service


Library Cards


Borrowing Materials




Returning Materials


Our Website


Keeping Your Account Current


Grab 'n Go Service Hours


New Traffic Flow


The Fox Lake District Library has been proudly serving our community for over 80 years and strives to provide quality informational and recreational materials, programs for all ages, and resources to meet the needs of the community.
Information contained within this guide reflects limited and modified service measures due to COVID-19 and is subject to change. Our website will always have the most recent information or you may call us at 847-587-0198.



Temporary Library Cards are available to district residents. Begin the process by completing the online application. You will then receive your temporary card number to access online resources.

Once we reopen, you’ll need to stop in with a current ID or other accepted forms of identification to complete your application and pick up your physical card.
Please visit our website to learn more.


Grab ‘n go browsing and checking out of items. Books, Music CDs, DVDs, Blu-Rays, Board Books, and Audiobooks are available for browsing and checking out. Magazines are available for check out by placing a hold.

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Library materials may not be renewed during this time.


Due dates for all materials are set for three (3) weeks after the checkout date. Although fines are not currently being applied to Patron accounts, we encourage you to return your borrowed material in a timely manner, as the Fine system will eventually be reinstated.


Start the process by placing items on hold. You may place a hold on qualifying material (see BORROWING MATERIALS section) via our website by logging into your account and placing holds directly (see OUR WEBSITE section)

You may also call us at 847-587-0198

  • A limit of fifteen (15) holds per patron, per day, may be placed on all items indicated under the BORROWING MATERIALS section.
  • When your hold becomes available, you will receive a phone call to schedule your Curbside Pickup date and time frame or a Grab 'n Go appointment.
  • You may also receive a notification by email per existing account settings.
  • If you miss your Scheduled pickup,
    • items are held for three (3) days before being returned to the collection or placed on the next Patron's account.
    • It is your responsibility to call us to reschedule your pickup before the three (3) day grace period expires.
  • Call us when you arrive at 847-587-0198 ext. 128 to let us know where you are parked.



Log into your account on! Click on "MY ACCOUNT" and use your full Library Card Barcode number log in. The last four (4) digits of your Library Card number is your pin. You may change your pin at any time in your account settings. On the website you can:

  • Check the Catalog
  • Place Holds
  • Access our Digital Databases
  • Find Links to other Great Websites
  • Update Your Account Information

Remember to check frequently for updates!


We call you to schedule your Curbside Pickup date and time frame after you have placed items on hold so please make sure your contact information is up to date!

CURBSIDE PICKUP (by timeframe)

Monday, Wednesday, Friday

Curbside Pickup: 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday

Curbside Pickup: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Sunday Closed

*Please note that after you have made your appointment you may arrive at any time within the scheduled time frame that is convenient for you. Wait times tend to be higher if you arrive exactly at the start of each time frame.

*Times reflect limited service hours in response to COVID-19 precautions and are subject to change. Our website will always have the most recent information.


When arriving for your scheduled Curbside Pick up, please take into consideration that the Main Driveway is now EXIT ONLY.

Please Enter at the far end of the lot or through the drive up book drop entrance.

*Tip: Return your items at the Book Drop before parking for your pick up. Library Staff members will not accept direct returns.