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How Do I Get Library Card?
Plus Information on Loan Periods & Homebound Delivery Service   

Residents of Incorporated Palos Park:
Proof of residency is required to obtain a library 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 library card is valid for three years and may be renewed upon proof of continued residency. Fees on an expired card must be paid before the card can 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. 

Temporary Digital
Access Card

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.

Acceptable Documents to Verify Residency:

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


What if I live in an unincorporated area?

If the Palos Park Public Library is the closest library to your home, you have the option to purchase a non-resident (unincorporated) library card for your household. This card is valid for one year and grants you access to all the library's services and resources.

Residents of incorporated Palos Park submit a portion of their property taxes to the library. In order to better serve unincorporated areas close to the library, the Board of Library Trustees adopted the Tax Bill Method of Illinois Public Act 92-0166  to determine the cost of library cards for unincorporated residents at the equivalent rate as incorporated residents.

Tax Bill Method

For Home/Property Owners - The library's tax rate is multiplied with the valuation of the property assessment. Applicants are requested to provide a valid driver's license or state ID with a copy of their most recent tax bill. If you have not received a tax bill yet (ex. new home/property owner) please provide proof of home/property ownership.

For Renters - The non-resident library card fee is based on the average local rent of the community served by the library, the library’s property tax rate, and the non-resident fee paid by homeowners. The library board annually sets the fee for non-resident renters. Applicants are requested to provide a valid driver’s license or state ID with a copy of their current lease.


The non-resident card fee includes as many cards as there are residents in the household. A family of 4 may have 4 cards if they choose. A family of one may have one card. Adults must prove their residency in the household using the acceptable ID methods for all library cards. Minors must be accompanied by an adult residing in the same household, with proof of residency.

Non-residents have the option of choosing a 12-month card or paying for a 1 year card in 6-month installments.

To Determine the Fee for a 1 Year Non-Resident Library Card Click Here.

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

Material Loan Periods
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.

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