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Library Cards and Borrowing

Where you can use your card:

Because your library is a member of the Reaching Across Illinois Libraries System ( RAILS) your new library card will be honored:

  • at your home library
  • at any of the public libraries in RAILS
  • at designated academic libraries in RAILS
  • at public libraries in several other library systems in Illinois, including Chicago Public Library.
You are responsible for all materials borrowed on your card.
  • Do not lend your card to friends and relatives
  • Report any lost or damaged materials promptly.
  • Lost or Stolen Cards: Notify the library immediately if your card is lost or stolen; a lost or damaged card can be replaced.
To Replace a library card:
  • Present two forms of identification with your name and current address to the Checkout Desk.
  • Pay $1.00 replacement fee for  the first lost card.

If you move, be sure to notify the library of your new address.

How to get a Library card 
How to renew your card


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