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Obtaining a Library Card, Loan Periods, & Homebound Services   

The Palos Park Public Library provides a wide range of books, resources, and programs for a lifetime of learning and enjoyment in a comfortable and welcoming atmosphere. The library supports intellectual freedom and access to information while maintaining the privacy of patrons and offering professional, open, and friendly service. 


Residents of Incorporated Palos Park:
Proof of residency is required to obtain a card. Two forms of identification (one should be a picture ID) that include the resident’s name and current address must be presented to library staff. Persons under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian who will sign for a minor and provide proof of current residency. A resident card is valid for three years and may be renewed upon proof of continued residency. Fees on an expired card must be paid before it can be renewed.

Residents of Unincorporated Areas Near the Palos Park Public Library:

Illinois residents residing in an area without public library service may purchase a non-resident library card in accordance with Illinois law Public Act 92-1066. The non-resident will be issued a library card upon furnishing proof of address. The non-resident fee is calculated annually according to the General Mathematical Formula found in the Illinois Administrative Code 3050.60(a). Click here for the Non-Resident Library Card Brochure to see the current fee or call the library at 708-448-1530. A non-resident library card is valid for one year.

Click here to access the library's Circulation Policy for more information on library card eligibility and cardholder responsibilities.

The library does not charge overdue fines, but due dates still apply. Eligible items renew automatically up to two times and new due dates are emailed. Items which have been requested by another person cannot be renewed.

Homebound Delivery Service


The library provides a Homebound Delivery service to Palos Park Public Library card holders in the Village of Palos Park who are unable to visit the library due to a disability or mobility limitations.

Participants may request books, magazines, audiobooks, and movies.
The Palos Park Police Department will deliver the items to your home as part
of their "You Are Not Alone” Program.

Call the library at (708) 448-1530 if you are interested in this service. 

If you have a 60464 zip code address and do not have a library card you can sign up for a digital card to access all of our online resources including eBooks, eAudiobooks, and online databases.

The digital library card is temporary.
After registering for one you will receive an email with expiration details. When it expires you will need to visit the library and verify residency to continue card privileges.
You must be 13 years old to register.

Temporary Digital Access Card

*If ID in first column does not show current address,TWO items from    the second column are required.

Acceptable Documents to Verify Residency:

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