Online Catalog

Library Integrated Network Consortium
The LINC online catalog includes the holdings of the Villa Park Public Library and eight other libraries in the area. The catalog is available between the hours of 3:00 a.m. and midnight, except during periods of system maintenance. During Library hours, you may also contact the Information Services staff for assistance at 834-1164.

Using a PIN — Villa Park Library cardholders may obtain a four-digit Personal Identification Number (PIN) by contacting the Information desk. Used with one’s library card number, the PIN allows a cardholder to request circulating books and other items and to view current information from his or her library record. Note: It may take up to 24 hours for a change to be displayed.

Requesting an item

Items which are owned by the Villa Park Library but checked out, and items owned by other LINC libraries which are not designated “Local Request” may be reserved through the catalog. To request an item, follow these steps:

  1. Run a search, and select and display the catalog record for an item.
  2. Click the Request title link at the bottom of the record.
  3. Enter your library card number an PIN and click the Login button.
  4. Click to Continue with request.
  5. Enter a “Not Needed After” date (if applicable) and click the Submit Request button.

Books and other items may also be requested by telephoning the Reference desk at 834-1164 during Library hours.  Requests for materials not owned by the Library, for specific volumes of multiple-volume titles, or for specific issues of magazines need to be placed by phone or in person.

Viewing your personal Library record

To view your current records of checked-out items, accumulated fines, and pending reserves, follow these steps:

  1. Click on My Account on the LINC navigation menu.
  2. Enter your library card number an PIN and click the Login button.
  3. A renewable item may be renewed by clicking its checkbox and the Renew Items button.
  4. A pending request may be canceled by selecting it and clicking the Cancel Request button