Getting A Library Card

Borrowing Privileges and Registration Requirements

Library Cards:  A library card shall be issued upon request and free of charge to all residents of the Nippersink Public Library District.  Identification and proof of residency are required to register for a card.  Identification and proof of residency may be provided with a photo ID showing a current address.  If a photo ID is unavailable, two forms of ID showing identify and proof of residency are required.  A person who does not live within the boundaries of the library district, but owns property within the library district, is eligible for a library card upon presentation of a property tax bill showing the address of such property. 

Photo identification may be provided with:
Illinois Driver’s License
Illinois State ID
Military ID

The following documents are acceptable as forms of address verification:
Current Lease/Mortgage
Auto Registration or Insurance Card
Property Tax Bill
Any current billing statement
School ID
Voter Registration Card

Borrower’s Responsibilities:

A valid library card must be presented when checking out library materials.

Library Cards are issued for the sole use of the registered borrower and are not transferable.  The library card holder is responsible for all materials borrowed on their library card.  The borrower will have their borrowing privileges and computer use suspended if their library card has a total of $10 or more in fines and fees.

A parent or guardian must provide proof of residency and sign the registration form for a library card user under the age of 18.  The minimum age for getting a library card is 5 years of age.  The parent or guardian is responsible for all materials’ borrowed on the child’s card.  All family members will have their borrowing privileges and computer use suspended if the family’s cards have a total of $25 or more in fines and fees.  Once a juvenile card holder turns 18, their status will be changed to adult borrower and they will be responsible for any fines and fees accrued on their card. 

A library card is valid for two years and may be renewed with proof of residency.  The borrower is responsible for informing the library in the event of changes in name, address, phone number and e-mail address.  Patrons should inform the library as soon as possible in the event of a lost or stolen card.  Lost or damaged library cards may be replaced for a payment of $1.00.