Your Account

Your Franklin Park Library card gives access to your library account through our online catalog.  Access your account to renew materials, manage holds, view bills, change your PIN or update your notification preferences. You will need your 14-digit library card number (on the back of the card, under the bar code) and your PIN, which is changeme.
Your library card and account offer these great perks:

Email Notifications

Stop by the Info Desk or the Kids Crossing Desk to have your email address added to your account.  You will receive notices for pre-overdue items, overdue items, and holds availability.

Text Notifications

Sign-up to receive text notices, which are sent when holds are available, when your checkouts are almost due and when they are overdue.

  1. Visit this page, and then click on My Account, located on the top right of the page.
  2. Enter you library card number and PIN, and click on Login.
  3. Click on the Set Up Text Messaging tab.
  4. Click on Add New.
  5. Fill in the fields for Phone Label and Phone Number.
    1. To receive alerts about items, check the boxes by Overdue notice and Holds pickup notice.
    2. To receive messages and announcements, check the boxes by Manual messages and General announcements.  (Bill notices are unavailable by texting at this time.)
  6. Then click on Save.

Checkout History

Ever wonder who was the author of that suspenseful book you read a few weeks ago?  What about that funny movie you watched last month?  Enable Checkout History on your account to have these answers and more.

  1. Login to your account, and choose My Account.
  2. Under the Personal Information tab, choose Preferences. Then check the boxes by Record My Checkout History and Show My Checkout History.
  3. Then click on Update.  Your checkouts will record from this point forward.

To view Checkout History:

  1.  Login to your account, and choose My Account.
  2. Click on the Checkouts tab.
  3. Scroll down until you see Checkout History, and click on it.
  4. You will see titles, checkout date, and date returned.

Questions?  Contact the Info Desk at 847-455-6016, ext. 2 or email