About Your Library Card

Who Can Get a Card

The Library is supported by real estate taxes. Residents who live within the Library District’s boundaries receive a free library card. Simply bring in appropriate ID (see list below) to receive a card good for 3 years. Children age 3 to 17 may also get a library card. The second replacement card will cost $2.00 and any additional cards thereafter will cost $5.00.

How to Get Your Card

Two items are required. One picture ID and one item with current address. If your picture ID also has your current address, then the second item only needs to have your first and last name.

Picture ID — driver’s license, state ID card, school ID card, passport. For other, please call ahead to ensure it will be acceptable.

Current address — driver’s license, state ID card, passport, bill, checkbook, piece of mail delivered by post office (other than junk mail). For other, please call ahead to ensure it will be acceptable.

Children ages 3 to 17 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian with the above two forms of ID or a picture ID and a current library card. The parent or legal guardian will also be signing to accept financial responsibility for all items checked out on the child’s library card.

Non-Resident Cards

Those not in the Library District’s boundaries may pay an annual fee to receive Library Services. The fee is $70.00

Non-Resident library cards are valid for one year. Everyone in the family may obtain their own library card. Non-Resident library cards may be used at all Illinois Heartland Library System public libraries.

Please note: state law requires that a non-resident library card be purchased at a public library in the same school district as the residence OR at a public library closer to the residence than those in the same school district

Placing Holds

You may place holds by using our online catalog or by calling or visiting our library.

Borrowing Limits

MaterialItem LimitCheckout TermNumber of RenewalsFines
Audiobooksnone2 Weeks2$0.25 per day
Booksnone2 Weeks2$0.25 per day
Magazinesnone2 Weeks2$0.25 per day
Kitsnone2 Weeks2$0.25 per day
DVDs51 Weeknone$1.00 per day

If your account has over $2.00 in charges, you will not be allowed to check out any Library items or use the internet computers until the account is paid in full.

Lost/Damaged Items

You will be charged the original cost of the item plus a $5.00 processing fee.

If you are interested in replacing the item with a new copy please talk to the Library Director. You will still be responsible for the $5.00 processing fee.