Welcome! If you live in Alsip, Merrionette Park or Garden Homes, come see us to get or renew your library card.
See library card guidelines below. 

Español: Cómo Obtener Una Tarjeta de la Biblioteca

The privilege of borrowing books and other materials is extended by use of a library card. Applicants or parent/legal guardians (if the applicant is under 18) are asked to show pictorial identification (driver's license or state id card) indicating their name and current address. In addition, they are asked to show one other form of identification with the same name and current address from the list of pre-approved items. If the picture identification does not contain a current address, then two (2) items containing the same name and current address must be presented. 

library cardThe pre-approved list includes:

Utility bill
Tax bill
Mortgage payment book
Current vehicle sticker registration
Current vehicle registration identification
Auto insurance card
Voter's registration card
Current firearms ID
Current state of IL medical statement
Current college semester schedule
All items must be current and show a district address.

Persons desiring a library card for themselves or for their children must provide personal information to be entered online along with an electronic signature agreeing to the following: 1) to be responsible for all materials checked-out on the card; 2) to be responsible for any charges (including collection agency fees) that may result from late return, loss or damage of materials borrowed; 3) to comply with the local library and Reaching Across Illinois Library System (RAILS) regulations.

In the case of a minor under 18, the parent's/legal guardian's signature is also required. This signature indicates: 1) assumption of financial responsibility for materials checked out on the minor's card; 2) awareness of the fact that there are no restrictions on borrowing any library materials except for AV materials; and 3) acceptance of the responsibility of the minor's selection of materials