BORROWING and RENEWING MATERIALS

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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.

Checkout Limits:
  • 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.

FIRST SEARCH Access a variety of online databases such as ERIC, WorldCat, MedLine, Article 1st, GPO Monthly, H.W. Wilson Select, NetFirst, etc. for news articles, journal articles and hard-to-find books.  (Small fee applies if these items are requested and not retrieved.)

Renewing Materialsborrowbook

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.

RENEW ONLINE:
  1. Login by entering your library card number and PIN in the RSA Catalog, then go to  MY ACCOUNT
  2. Choose CHECKOUTS, then LIBRARY CHECKOUTS
  3. 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