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Can’t Find Your Item on the Hold Shelf? Try This!

Placing a hold on an in-demand item is a great way to access a book, movie, or any other item that is currently checked out at the Library. (For more information on how to place a hold on an item, please see our video tutorial.) When an item you’ve placed on hold is ready to… Read More

Convenient Ways to Return Your Library Materials

Check out our 2022 updated blog on returning materials One of the more common questions we get asked at the library is where items can be returned. We offer a number of convenient ways to return your library materials to help you avoid fines. When the Library is open, bring your items inside to return… Read More

Need to Renew Your Library Books? You Have Lots of Options!

In a previous post, we described how our patrons can renew library materials online, but did you know we offer several other options for renewals? You can renew in person at library by presenting your library card or the item you would like to renew to the assistant at the Information Desk. If the item… Read More

Tracking Your Reading History

Did you know that you can track your reading history through your online account? Occasionally, patrons will ask us to look at their records to find out if they’ve already read a certain book. But we don't keep track of patrons’ borrowing habits and are unable to help with the request. You can, however, opt into… Read More

New and Improved at DPL…Your Self-Checkout Stations!

We have updated the look and functionality of our self-checkout stations for an easier and smoother checkout experience for patrons! The first thing you will notice about the updated self-checkout is the new main menu. Now, you can access Check-Out, Make a Payment, Renew, and Account right from the main menu. To select any of these options,… Read More

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Install Deerfield Public Library

Install this application on your home screen for quick and easy access when you’re on the go.

Just tap then “Add to Home Screen”

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