Get a Library Card
Library cards are available at the Checkout & Card Services Desk.
To obtain a card, you must live in the library district and have a form of identification with your current address, such as:
- Driver's license or state ID
- A current utility bill, bank statement, pre-printed checks, mortgage or lease with your name and current address
- A piece of first-class mail with your name and a current postmark
- Individuals under the age of 18 must come in with a parent or guardian to sign for the card.
An IPPL card entitles the cardholders to all services provided by the library including programs, classes, reserves, interlibrary loans, and computer reservations. The card may be used to check out materials at most libraries in Illinois.
If you own property in the district, but do not live in the district, you are still entitled to a library card, even if you don't live there. If your business (including municipalities, schools, churches) is located in the district, you can get a one-year business card.
If you or your business are outside the IPPL district and are not served by a public library, you may purchase a nonresident, one-year library membership for $205. This annual fee is recalculated each July.
Questions? Please contact the library or visit our FAQ page.
If Your Card is Lost