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Borrowing Guidelines

Borrowing Limits

The Mt. Zion District Library offers our collection to be checked out by people with a valid library card at no charge, as long as items are returned back on or before the due date.  For those desiring to obtain a library card from the Mt. Zion District Library, you must meet all requirements (see Your Library Card) and complete a simple registration form.  There is no initial registration fee.                  

We offer drop boxes outside the main doors for returning materials after library hours. The drop boxes are checked before the library opens.  Items returned prior to opening are considered returned on the previous day's date.                          

Listed below are the materials we offer, the limit of how many you may check out, how long you may keep them before renewal or return, and the overdue fees incurred for items not returned on or before the due date:

  • Books, Audiobooks, and Magazines: There are no limits as to the number of these items that may be checked out per card.  These items check out for a period of 3 weeks and incur a late fee of $.05 per day per item for those items returned after the due date. 
  • Music Compact Discs: This item is limited to 3 per library card at one time.  These may be checked out for a period of 3 weeks and incur a late fee of $.05 per day per item for those items returned after the due date. 
  • DVDs/Video Cassettes: These items are limited to 3 DVDs library and unlimited videos per card at one time.  These may be checked out for a period of 1 week and incur a late fee of $.50 per day for those items returned after the due date.   
  • Lost or damaged items require the cost of replacement.

Items requested from other libraries and checked out at the Mt. Zion Library have loan periods based on the owning library policy.

Reqesting Items

Items may be requested through the shared database system (HIP).  Your library card number and the assigned PIN are required to place any requests.  You may also contact the staff with your library card number to have them place a request for you.

Renewing Your Borrowed Items

Items may be renewed one (1) time if the items are not overdue and there are no requests for them.  You may renew items through the shared database system (SHARE) or through the library staff.  Your library card number is necessary to renew any item by any means.

Hours and Location

115 W. Main Street
Mt. Zion, IL 62549
phone: (217)864-3622
fax: (217)864-5708

Monday - Thursday 9:00 - 8:00
Friday 9:00 - 5:00
Saturday 9:00 - 3:00
Closed Sundays

Library Closed Dates 


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