Can I Get a Library Card?
Residents of the incorporated Village of South Holland may obtain a South Holland Public Library Card that is eligible for system-wide borrowing privileges and valid at all Illinois member libraries. Residents will be issued their first South Holland Public Library Card without cost.
If you do not reside within the Village of South Holland, we can provide you with information about how to obtain library privileges through our reciprocal agreements with other Illinois libraries.
Important Things To Know About Your Library Card
- You will be issued a card that will be valid for three years from the date of issuance. Privileges are rescinded upon your termination of residency in the Village of South Holland.
- Once you receive your South Holland Public Library Card, you will be presented with a packet of information explaining your Library privileges and obligations, including borrowing materials and fines.
- Your South Holland Public Library Card also serves as your login for computer use, and as a vend card for printing. The Library is not liable for any monetary value added to the card.
- South Holland Public Library Cards are not transferable. If you violate this rule, you will still be responsible for materials borrowed on your card. The Library is not responsible for damages, direct or indirect, resulting from the borrowing or use of Library materials or equipment.
- You may authorize a second-party to check out items reserved or interlibrary loaned for you. This authorization must be granted in writing.
- South Holland Public Library Cards remain property of the South Holland Public Library. If you lose or damage your South Holland Public Library card, and it has not expired, you will be charged a replacement fee of $1.00.
What Will I Need To Do To Get a Library Card?
- You will need to apply for a South Holland Public Library Card in person at the South Holland Public Library’s Check Out desk.
- You will be asked to complete a short Library Card Application, which includes such information as your name, street address and telephone number. If mail is received at a post office box, both the post office box address and the street address of your residency must be given. The address given on the application must match the address given on the identification you provide. All information given is kept confidential and will only be used for library business.
- Adults, 18 years of age and older, may apply for a South Holland Public Library card by completing an application and providing two (2) forms of acceptable identification that verify name and South Holland address.
- Children and teens, between the ages of 5 and 17 years, may obtain a library card when accompanied by a parent or legal guardian, who will provide the necessary address information and accept responsibility for minor’s checkouts. Parents/guardians are responsible for activity on their children’s library cards.
Acceptable forms of identification – one required from each category:
- Category 1 – One piece of identification must be a valid Photo ID. The address given on the Photo ID should match the address given on the library card application. If these addresses do not match, the resident will be asked to supply two additional forms of ID from Category 2 that will verify the South Holland address.
- Acceptable forms of Photo IDs include: Illinois Driver’s License (traffic ticket not accepted), Illinois State ID, Firearm Owner Identification (FOID) Card
- Category 2 – A piece of official mail postmarked or dated within the last three (3) months with the resident’s name and South Holland address.
- Acceptable forms of official mail include: Auto Insurance Card, Utility Bill (Cable TV, Natural Gas, Electric, Water and/or Phone), Credit Card Statement from American Express, Visa, MasterCard or Discover, Bank Statement, Car Registration, Property Tax Bill, Payroll Check, Signed property lease or mortgage papers.