Lenhardt Library Services

Lenhardt Library staff is available to answer questions and direct research.

Members of the Chicago Botanic Garden may borrow eight books, DVDs, or videos for 28 days.

Books, DVDs, and videos may be renewed one time in person, by phone at (847) 835-8201, or by e-mail at Click here to show mail address.

Borrowed materials must be returned to the Lenhardt Library of the Chicago Botanic Garden. A bookdrop is available for after-hours returns.

Interlibrary Loan
Circulating items are made available for interlibrary loan to other libraries. Nonmembers may request materials from the Lenhardt Library of the Chicago Botanic Garden through their local public library's interlibrary loan department.

Wireless Access
A wireless network is available in the Lenhardt Library for public use. Please note you must provide your own laptop with wireless card. Printers are not configured to your laptop and headphones are required for silent listening to ensure others are not disturbed.

Technical support is not provided for wireless service. It is the responsibility of the user to understand the Chicago Botanic Garden's Acceptable Use Policy, which restricts access to some websites. While using our facility you must agree to be bound by this policy and not disturb or harass others. The connection shall not be used for illegal purposes nor used in such a way to violate Chicago Botanic Garden policies.

USE OF THE WIRELESS NETWORK IS AT YOUR OWN RISK. The Lenhardt Library of the Chicago Botanic Garden is not responsible for any damage that may occur to your computer while connected to the wireless network, and does not provide protection for any Internet communications. It is your responsibility to take appropriate security measures to protect your computer and personal information.

Bibliographic Databases
Several bibliographic databases are available for searching in the library.

A photocopier is available for use at 20 cents per page. Users are responsible for adhering to all copyright restrictions.

Books, DVDs, and videos returned past their due date are charged 20 cents per day per item.

Computer Printouts
Computer printouts are 20 cents per page. The first 10 printouts are free. Fees apply at 11 pages and over.

Lost Materials
Nonreturned items are charged the replacement cost as determined by library staff, plus a $35 service fee per item.

Damaged Materials
Damaged items – beyond normal wear-and-tear, are charged the replacement cost as determined by library staff, plus a $35 service fee per item.