Fox River Valley Public Library District
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Access My Library Account by Phone
Check Out Materials

Access My Library Account by Phone
Call (847) 590-8706 and choose from a menu asking whether you want to check overdues, renew items, find due dates or check what you have available for pick-up. Contact the Account Services Desk for any questions you may have, (847) 428-3661, choose option 1. Have your library card handy!

Check Out Materials
Checkout Stations
At Dundee Library: two checkouts can be found on the main level, and one is in the Children's Department on the lower level. You can pay fines or fees with a credit/debit card at these stations. You can also choose to print, or not print, a receipt showing when your items are due back. Our Randall Oaks location also has three checkout stations.

Delivery to Your Home

Home Word Bound is a program that provides home delivery of library materials to those who are unable to visit the library due to disability or illness. 
Materials available for delivery include large print books and books on CD. Due to extended checkout periods for Home Word Bound patrons, New Books, Favorite Fan Fiction Club titles, DVDs and other high-demand items cannot be included.

To qualify for this program you must reside within the boundaries of the Fox River Valley Public Library District, and have no other means of receiving library services.

If you or someone you know is interested in participating in the Home Word Bound program, please call 847-428-3661 Extension 5836.

Donate Books
Donations accepted at the Dundee Library Only (555 Barrington Ave., East Dundee)
We welcome your clean and gently used adult and children's books, music CDs, DVDs, books on cassette or CD, and large print materials. To donate your items, simply drop them off at the account services desk. You will receive a form for tax deductions if you wish. Please do not use the book return slots for your donations.

These items are sold to the public at our two annual book sales, and the proceeds are donated to the library to supplement needs that are not covered in the library’s yearly budget. These funds have allowed the library to offer adult programs, tours for every second grade class in our district, and much more. Our next sale isApril 18-20, 2013.

We appreciate your donations! If you have any questions about specific donations, please call the library at (847) 428-3661, ext. 5832 or email the Friends at

Get a Library Card
Please go to this site to learn more.

Get Items Notarized
Please come to the Library's Administration Office between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. For more information please call (847) 428-3661, choose option 5.

Get Notified by Email
Register for Email NoticesRegister for email notices about your library account. It will only be used for library business such as hold notification, overdue notices, etc. All information in your record is kept confidential.

Pay Library Bills Online
Pay Library Bills Online
E-Pay is the secure electronic online payment service sponsored by the state of Illinois. The Library has partnered with the Illinois E-Pay Program to provide you with a secure, convenient and easy way to make online payments for Fines & Fees. Payment can be made by: Visa, MasterCard, American Express, or Discover (for Fines / Fees). There is no additional service fee for using this method of payment at this time.

Pick Up Materials On Hold
Holds Pickup AreaHolds are available for self-serve pick-up at both locations.Materials you’ve reserved are identified by a white label with your name on it. Items are shelved alphabetically by the last name of the cardholder and must be checked out to the library card on which they were reserved. To find your holds, take a right turn just inside the second set of double doors. The shelves will be on your right.
To improve privacy, the wrappers used to identify materials on our "Holds" shelf have been slightly modified. The number on top of the wrapper indicates the day (date) that the item will be pulled from the hold shelf and returned to the regular collection or sent on to the next hold. Below that is the first five letters of your last name. At the bottom are the last four digits of your library bar code.

Since multiple last names can start with the same five letters, please double check that the last four digits on the hold wrapper match the last four digits of your library card. While our check out system is programmed to release holds only to the cardholder who placed the hold, we ask that you double check the number as an extra safety measure.

Print From Home or WIFI
Printouts only available to pick up at Dundee Library.Go to this website and follow the prompts. Come to the print release station on the main level of Dundee Library location and pay for your printouts. Please ask a staff member if you need assistance.
Color printouts: 50 cents/page / Black & White: 20 cents/page

Read Library Blogs
You can view our Reader's Block, Teen, and Media Corner blogs to learn about what our staff want to highlight about books, resources, websites, pop culture., library programs, and more ...

Register to Vote
Please bring 2 forms of identification with current name and address. You may register to vote at the Library if you are a U.S. Citizen 18 years of age (by the date of the next election) and a resident of your Kane County precinct address for 30 days immediately prior to the next election. Two forms of identification are required to register through a deputy registrar. At least one of the two forms must show your name and current address, and only one form of identification may be a piece of mail. Registration and additional information available at the Account Services Desk at the Dundee Library.

Reserve a Meeting Room
The Dundee Library meeting room is available for lease to non-profit organizations. The room is restricted to no fewer than 10 and no more than 100 people. For applications, fees and other information email or contact the Administration Office, (847) 428-3661, choose option 5 on Monday-Friday between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Search the Catalog

BiblioCommons Catalog Help for Searching
Great Tips for Searching in Bibliocommons (PDF guide).

Send a Fax
Faxing Service at Circulation Desk
Dundee Library location has a faxing service at the Account Services Desk.
Costs: $2.00 for the first page ; $1.00 for each additional page. If there is a cover letter, it counts as a page.

Subscribe to Library's eNewsletters
You can learn about our various newsletters here.

Take a Proctored Exam

This service is only available at the Dundee Library. Please call the Adult Information Desk (847-428-3661, choose option 3) for assistance or see our proctoring guidelines.

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