In order to take home books, magazines, CDs, DVDs, or audio books, you must have a valid library card. Once borrowed, you can return items to most libraries throughout central Illinois. You can visit and borrow items from those libraries with a valid Pekin card as well.
- Books, Audio Books, CDs – checkout for 3 weeks
- DVDs, Magazines, New Music, Children’s Holiday Books – checkout for 7 days
Items NOT Owned by PPL
Place a hold on an item we do not have, and we will bring it from the owning library to Pekin, and send you an email to let you know that it is here. (Items marked as NEW are not eligible for this service.) How to Place a Hold
Items NOT found in the RSA Catalog
If no area library has the item you want, we can request items from other Illinois libraries outside the RSA system. This free service is available to anyone with a valid Pekin Library card. Make your request in person, call us at 347-7111 or use the FirstSearch link below.
Pekin owned materials can be renewed 2 times if no other patrons are waiting (i.e. the item has no “holds” on it.) An item renews for its borrowing time. Items borrowed from other libraries may differ; the number of renewals are set by the library owning the material.
- Login by entering your library card number and PIN in the RSA Catalog, then go to MY ACCOUNT
- Choose CHECKOUTS, then LIBRARY CHECKOUTS
- Check the boxes next to the item, and select RENEW Any non-renewable items will be shown in red.
RENEW BY iPhone – BOOKMYNE APP:
A free app for iPhone, iPad and iTouch ios devices, Bookmyne can be used to renew your items.
RENEW IN PERSON:
Renewals in the library work the same way as checkouts do. Just put your items on the self-serve checkout system and scan your card.
RENEW BY PHONE:
Phone our library staff to renew your materials. Please have your library card number available when you call (309)-347-7111
RENEW BY TEXT MESSAGE
Renew via Text Message by using Shoutbomb from RSACAT. Use your Library Card number and PIN to sign up for Shoutbomb Service