- All applicants, including those renewing their cards, must present a valid state issued ID (Driver’s License or State ID with name, photo, and current address) OR one (1) photo ID and one (1) additional document with name and current address.
Lincolnwood Residents Under 16
- Although there is no minimum age for obtaining a library card, a parent or legal guardian must come to the library to complete the registration process and sign for all applicants under sixteen (16) years of age.
Non-CCS Member Cards
- Before non-residents can borrow materials from our—or any other—library belonging to the Cooperative Computer Services (CCS) consortium, their ‘home’ library card must be registered and entered into the CCS shared database. To register the card at our library, a valid ‘home’ library card and two (2) pieces of current identification, including one (1) photo ID, are required. To complete the process, staff must also contact the ‘home’ library to verify the status and expiration date of the library card. Borrower’s cards from non-CCS libraries must be re-registered in this manner every two (2) years
Lost Card Replacement
- $2.00 replacement
Non-Resident Property Owner Card
- A non-resident who owns and pays real estate taxes on property located within the corporate boundaries of the Village of Lincolnwood is also eligible for full borrowing privileges without a fee. In accordance with Illinois law, acceptable proof of current ownership, including the most recent tax bill, must be provided when applying for such a card, and only one (1) card can be issued for each parcel of property. These cards must be renewed annually.
- These cards are available to businesses, institutions, churches and similar organizations located within the boundaries of the Village of Lincolnwood. Only one (1) card will be issued per organization. The card will be issued to the owner, manager, or principal administrator, who is then solely responsible for governing its use within the organization and for any fines or fees that may be incurred. These special cards—which cannot be issued with reciprocal borrowing privileges and, therefore, cannot be used at other libraries—may be used only to borrow materials for business- or professionally-related purposes. They must be renewed annually.
Purchased Non-Resident Card
- Non-resident families may purchase Lincolnwood Public Library cards for a fee. Payment of this annual fee entitles each member of a non-resident family who resides at the address listed on the library card registration form to full library privileges, including reciprocal borrowing. In accordance with Illinois law, the fee for these cards is set annually by the Board of Library Trustees and must be “…at least equal to the cost paid by residents of the library district.”
The library’s current non-resident fee is posted at the Circulation Services Desk.