Are library cards free or do I need to pay a fee?

There is no fee for residents of Elgin to get a card in order to check out books and materials.  Effective 10/01/2019, anyone who lives outside the city limits of Elgin will have an annual non-resident fee of $15.00.   The library does charge a printing and copying fee of .20 per page and there is a .10 per day late fee for each overdue book.  Fines are not accrued on days that the library is closed. All fines and fees have been approved in the City of Elgin Municipal Code Sec. 34-224

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1. Are library cards free or do I need to pay a fee?
2. How can I get a library card?
3. How long can I check out books and other materials?
4. Is there a limit to how many items I can check out at a time?
5. Can I renew items?
6. Are there digital books available?
7. Does the library have computers?
8. Can I pay for fines or printing with a credit or debit card?
9. Can my child get a library card?
10. Can my child use the computer with my card?
11. Can I use my computer at the library?
12. Can I send a fax from the library?
13. Can I have a fax sent to me at the library?
14. Can I get documents notarized at the library?
15. Can I scan and email documents from the library?
16. Can I research my ancestry at EPL?
17. How can I find out about library programs?
18. Can I donate old books to the library?
19. What if you don’t have a book I want?
20. What happens if I lose my library card?
21. Can I bring a pet to the library?
22. Can I drop my children off for library programs?
23. How can I support the library?
24. How can I get a job at the library?
25. Can I donate a book in honor of or in memory someone?