Westville Public Library FAQ
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Frequently Asked Questions
·What are your hours?
·How do I get a library card?
·What are the loan periods for library materials?
·How can I renew library materials?
 
·How do I access my Library Account online?
·What is my PIN number?
·How can I reserve library materials?
How Do I Get A Library Card?
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Everyone may use the library, but to check out materials, you must get a library card. If you live within the legal limits of the Westville Public Library District: bring two forms of identification with your name and current street address (such as a photo ID and a recent piece of mail), and fill out an application at our checkout desk. If you are under 18, your parent or guardian must fill out and sign your application at our checkout desk. Resident library cards are valid for three years.  Non-resident cards are valid for one year.

If you live outside the legal limits of the Westville Public Library District, but own property within our District limits, bring your most recent property tax bill receipt for the property that you own in our District, as well as identification described above. 

If you live outside our District and do not own property within our District, State law requires us to charge a non-resident fee that is at least comparable to the average property taxes that the Library receives from its residents. Westville Public Library District's current non-resident fee is $40.00, and the card would be valid for one year. Bring in two forms of identification as described above and fill out an application at our checkout
What are the loan periods for library materials?
Calendar The Westville Public Library District has different loan periods for materials in our collection. Materials borrowed from other libraries are loaned according to rules established by that lending institution. 

Fiction and non-fiction books, audio books, music CDs, and magazines may be checked out for three weeks. They may be renewed three times if there is no reserve request for the titles. Books are assessed 10¢ per book per day late fees; audio books and music CDs are 50¢ per item per day late fees. Materials in the Reference Department may not be checked out.

DVD and VHS movies may be checked out for seven days, and may be renewed once if there is no reserve request for the titles. There is a $1.00 per day per item late fee for movies returned after the due date. There is also a 50¢ rewind charge for each VHS tape returned that is not rewound.

A $5.00 processing fee will be added to the cost of any item belonging to the Westville Public Library District that is lost or damaged.
How can I renew library materials?
call to renew You may request renewal of most library materials at our checkout desk or by phone (217-267-3170). Exceptions include items with a reserve request by another patron or limitations applied by the library owning the materials.  Plan ahead to return or renew!  Audios, Music CDs, and Movies are to be returned inside the library only to avoid damage in the outside book return.

You may also renew items online by logging in to your Library Account at http://wsvp.illshareit.com   You are allowed up to a maximum of 2 online renewal requests.  You will need your patron barcode number and your PIN.
What is my PIN number?
Your PIN is usually the last four digits of your phone number.  Upon request we can change your PIN to a different four digit number or other password.

Once you are logged in to your library account at http://wsvp.illshareit.com, you may change your login and/or password to your preference.
How can I reserve library materials?
Most library materials that are in circulation may be reserved for a patron. For materials owned by other libraries, please ask us about Interlibrary Loan.

Items may be reserved in person, by phone (267-3170), or online. Patrons must have a valid public library card in the Illinois Heartland Library System.

At the time of your request, you can specify pick up location of the item at any library in the Illinois Heartland Library System.
How do I access my library account online?
When you search for and place a request for an item on our Library's catalog web site at http://wsvp.illshareit.com, you will be prompted to log in to complete the request.  You will type in your complete bar code number from your library card (no spaces or dashes), and enter your PIN number.

Once you are logged in to your library account, you will be able to view any items you have checked out and their due dates.
IHLS We are a member of the Illinois Heartland Library System, which allows us to serve you better! Items may be requested from other libraries in the system, which further expands the variety of materials available to the public.
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Westville Public Library District
233 S State Street · Westville, IL 61883 · Ph: 217-267-3170 · Fax: 217-267-3468

Hours: Mon-Fri 9:30 am - 6:00 pm, Saturday 9:30 am - 1:30 pm · Closed Sunday
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