Green Hills Public Library

Green Hills Public Library District
                                                8611 W. 103rd Street, Palos Hills, IL, 60465
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About Us

Mission Statement | How to Get a Library Card | Loan Policies | Fines & Fees | Non-Resident Fee | Map & Directions | History of the Library | Employment Opportunities

Mission Statement
The mission of the Green Hills Public Library District is to encourage life long learning and enrichment through the exploration of print materials and other media and to provide service and materials which will contribute to a well informed and literate community. To support this mission the Library has selected the following roles:

Primary Role:
Popular materials Library - The Library features current high interest materials in all formats for people of all ages.

Secondary Roles:
Reference Library - The Library provides timely, accurate, and useful information to people of all ages.
Children's Door to Learning - The Library encourages children to develop and maintain an interest in reading and learning through services for children and their families.

General Policy Manual

Freedom of Information Act Policy

2011-2014 Long Range Plan

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How To Get A Library Card
Library cards are available free of charge to persons of any age who reside within the boundaries of the Green Hills Public Library District. You can view a map of the Library District here. If you are a resident of this Library District, two forms of identification are necessary to get a library card including one photo I.D.  Both forms of identification must show proof of residency.  Patrons under the age of 18 must have a parent or legal guardian sign the application form. An individual who owns property or a business within the library district may also receive one library card in their name with proof of ownership such as a property tax bill.

Lost or stolen cards should be reported to the Library immediately. Patrons are responsible for any materials charged out on their card. A $2.00 fee will be charged for a replacement card.  Additional replacement cards within one year is $5.00.

A non-resident library card is available for a yearly fee of $207.00. This card entitles the holder to the same access privileges as the resident card.

Those with Metropolitan Library System cards can check out materials.

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Loan Policies
Circulating books, magazines, compact discs, playaways, audiobooks, eReaders, and playaway views may be checked out for a three-week loan period. These may be renewed twice, in person, by phone, or online, for a three-week period if no one is waiting for that item.

Nonfiction DVDs are loaned for seven days and may be renewed twice.

Feature DVDs are loaned for seven days and may be renewed once.

New Feature DVDs are loaned for three days and may not be renewed.

Quick Flips are loaned for three days and may not be renewed.

Hotbooks are loaned for seven days and may not be renewed.

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Fines and Fees

Books $1.00 a week
Hotbooks $.25 per day
Videos & DVDs $2.00 per day
CD-Rom Software $2.00 per day
Audio Books $1.00 per day
Compact Discs $.50 per day
Playaways $1.00 per day
Playaway Views $1.00 per day
Reciprocal Borrowed Books $.25 per day
Magazines $.10 per day
Quick Flips $.25 per day
eReaders $10.00 per day
Digital Equipment $10.00 per day
Printing (Black and White) $.10 per page
Printing (Color) $0.50 per page
Replacement Library Card $2.00
Additional Replacement Library Cards within one Year $5.00
Interlibrary Loan (outside of Illinois) $10.00
Non-Pickup of Interlibrary Loan $5.00

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Non-Resident Fee
There is a $1.00 charge to Non-residents for one hour of Internet use. This fee will be up for review within the next six months.

Other fines and fees may apply--a complete schedule of fines and fees is available at the Circulation Desk.

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Map and Directions

Entrance to the Library and Parking Lot

Please click here for directions to the library provided by MapQuest.

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History of the Library and the Library District
Please click here to see a web page about the history of the Library and the Library District.

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Employment Opportunities

Employment Application (.pdf)

Completed applications may be returned to:
Green Hills Public Library District
8611 W. 103rd St.
Palos Hills, IL 60465

Please check the RAILS Library Website for current library jobs in and around Chicago.

Pursuant to Illinois law (5 ILCS 120/7.3), a certified list of employees whose salary and benefit packages are $75,000 or greater is available for inspection at the Green Hills Public Library District's Administrative Office, located at 8611 W. 103rd Street, Palos Hills, IL 60465.  The office is open from 9:00am - 4:00pm Monday through Friday.  The phone number is (708) 598-8446 ext. 119.

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Green Hills Public Library
8611 W. 103rd Street | Palos Hills, IL | 60465
Phone: (708) 598-8446  |  Fax: (708) 598-0856 

Library Hours:
Monday - Friday: 9 AM - 9 PM | Saturday: 10 AM - 5 PM | Sunday: 12 PM - 4 PM

Contact the Webmaster: 708-598-8446
Last Updated: Thursday, July 10, 2014 02:35 PM