Get a Library Card

South Holland Public Library Card

Can I Get a Library Card?

Residents of the incorporated Village of South Holland may obtain a South Holland Public Library Card that is eligible for system-wide borrowing privileges and valid at all Illinois member libraries. Residents will be issued their first South Holland Public Library Card without cost.

If you do not reside within the Village of South Holland, we can provide you with information about how to obtain library privileges through our reciprocal agreements with other Illinois libraries.

How to Get a Library Card

Fill out a Library card application at our Circulation Desk.
Residents must provide a valid Illinois Driver's License, Illinois State ID or Firearm Owner's ID card with their current South Holland address.
If that identification does not have the current South Holland address, a second document (from the list below) showing their current South Holland address must be shown:

Acceptable mail for proof of residency (must be postmarked/dated within the last 3 months)

  • Current Vehicle Registration
  • Current Auto Insurance Card
  • Utility Bill - Cable TV, Natural Gas, Electric, Water, Phone
  • Credit Card Statement
  • Bank Statement
  • Property Tax Bill
  • Payroll Check
  • Signed Property Lease or Mortgage Papers

Library Cards for Children

Children ages 13 and older living with a parent or legal guardian may use the parent's or legal guardian's proof of residence until they obtain qualifying proof of residency in their own names.
Children ages 12 and under will be issued library cards with the signature of their parent or guardian.
There is no minimum age requirement to get a library card.
Parents/guardians are responsible for activity on their children's library cards.

Important Things To Know About Your Library Card

  • You will be issued a card that will be valid for three years from the date of issuance. Privileges are rescinded upon your termination of residency in the Village of South Holland.
  • Once you receive your South Holland Public Library Card, you will be presented with a packet of information explaining your Library privileges and obligations, including borrowing materials and fines.
  • Your South Holland Public Library Card also serves as your login for computer use, and as a vend card for printing. The Library is not liable for any monetary value added to the card.
  • South Holland Public Library Cards are not transferable. If you violate this rule, you will still be responsible for materials borrowed on your card. The Library is not responsible for damages, direct or indirect, resulting from the borrowing or use of Library materials or equipment.
  • You may authorize a second-party to check out items reserved or interlibrary loaned for you. This authorization must be granted in writing.
  • South Holland Public Library Cards remain property of the South Holland Public Library. If you lose or damage your South Holland Public Library card, and it has not expired, you will be charged a replacement fee of $1.00.

Renewing Your Library Card

After your initial three years, your library card will expire. However, you can renew your library card.
You will need to present identification with your current South Holland address as described above.

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