Your Library Card
2 week checkout, 2 renewals allowed (if no one is waiting):
Audiobooks (CD and cassette)
2 week checkout, 1 renewal allowed (if no one is waiting):
Movies -- DVDs and Blu-Rays
Ten (10) movies may be checked out at one time, per library card.
Two (2) Discovery Packs may be checked out at one time, per household.
Fines and Fees
Overdue fines are $.10 per day, per item.
$1.00 charge for each DVD or Blu-Ray returned in the outdoor bookdrops.
If your account has over $2.00 in charges, you will not be allowed to check out any Library items or use the internet computers until the account is paid in full.
You will be charged the original cost of the item plus a $5.00 processing fee.
If you are interested in replacing the item with a new copy please talk to the Assistant Director. You will still be responsible for the $5.00 processing fee.
Who can get a card
The Library is supported by real estate taxes. Residents who live within the Library District's boundaries receive a free library card. Simply bring in appropriate ID (see list below) to receive a card good for 3 years. Children age 5 to 17 may also get a library card.
Two items are required. One picture ID and one item with current address. If your picture ID also has your current address, then the second item only needs to have your first and last name.
Picture ID --- driver's license, state ID card, school ID card, passport. For other, please call ahead to ensure it will be acceptable.
Current address --- driver's license, state ID card, passport, bill, checkbook, piece of mail delivered by post office (other than junk mail). For other, please call ahead to ensure it will be acceptable.
Children ages 5 to 17 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian with the above two forms of ID or a picture ID and a current library card. The parent or legal guardian will also be signing to accept financial responsibility for all items checked out on the child's library card.
Those not in the Library District's boundaries may pay an annual fee to receive Library Services. The fee is determined by multiplying the "taxable value" of the residence by the Library's current tax rate. The Madison County web site provides taxable value information by address. The same two forms of identification are required to obtain the card as stated above.
Non-Resident library cards are valid for one year. Everyone in the family may obtain their own library card. Non-Resident library cards may be used at all Illinois Heartland Library System public libraries.
Please note: state law requires that a non-resident library card be purchased at a public library in the same school district as the residence OR at a public library closer to the residence than those in the same school district.