to Obtain a Library Card
Library cards may be
obtained by filling out applications at the Library. Patrons must be over
five years old to receive cards.
Residents within the Tri-Township Public Library
District limits pay taxes to support the Library based on the assessed
property value of their residences. No additional fees are therefore
required from members of such households to obtain library cards. This is
true regardless of whether the place of residence is rented or owned.
Owners of commercial property within the Tri-Township Public Library
District limits who do not reside within the District may obtain one
library card for their commercial address.
A government-issued picture ID and proof of current address
are required when applying for a library card. The library will retain a copy of the
proof of address. Some examples
include: driver's license (satisfies both requirements), military ID, tax
bill, voter's registration card, utility bill, lease agreement, etc. Proof
of address should show the applying patron's name and current address.
Non-residents owning commercial property in the District must show picture
ID and their tax bill.
For Non-residents of the Tri-Township Library District
, it will be determined if the Tri-Township Library District is
the closest public library to you using guidelines provided by the Illinois
State Library. Please contact us at 667-2133 to get additional information
about these guidelines. Library privileges may be purchased if the
Tri-Township Public Library is the closest library. For cases where the
Tri-Township Library District is not the closest public library, assistance
will be provided to identify the library where public library privileges
may be purchased.
There is an annual fee for library privileges for households
outside the District limits. This fee includes card privileges for the
entire household. Purchasing a card entitles non-residents to the same
privileges enjoyed by residents of the District, including the ability to
request interlibrary loans and to use the obtained library cards at other
libraries in the Lewis and Clark Library System (LCLS).
The current fee is $100.00. The same proof of identity and proof of address
requirements must be met as for residents. A copy of the proof of address
will be retained by the library.