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Get a Library Card

Who Can Apply

  • Any person eighteen years of age and older who lives within the boundaries of the Franklin Park Public Library District and has the proper documentation
  • Any person younger than eighteen years of age needs a parent or guardian present to apply
  • Non-resident property owners, business people, and teachers are eligible for cards. Contact the Circulation Department at 847-455-6016 x1 for specific policies.
  • It is not permissible to use another person's library card.

To apply for your library card:

  1. Bring your valid photo ID with your current Franklin Park address to the Circulation Desk.
    • Acceptable forms of photo ID include: driver's license, state ID card, consulate card, permanent resident card, passport, employer/school ID card.
    • If your photo ID does not show an address or if the address is not current, additional proof of residency is required. Bring in two of the following documents: real estate tax bill, telephone, gas, electric, or water bill, cable or satellite television bill, credit card bill, bank statement, or federal government or Illinois State document. All documents must be in your name and current.
  2. Upon completion of a registration card, you may checkout two items.
  3. A postcard will be sent to your address.
  4. Return the postcard within one month to receive your library card. At that time, the restriction of two items will be lifted.

To receive your library card on the same day:

Bring in three forms of identification:

  1. A current photo ID with your Franklin Park address. Acceptable forms of photo ID include: driver's license, state identification card, consulate card, permanent resident card.
  2. Two of the following documents: real estate tax bill, telephone, gas, electric, or water bill, cable or satellite television bill, credit card bill, bank statement, or federal government or Illinois State document. All documents must be in your name and current.


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