To apply for a library card, you need to provide both a photo ID and a separate proof of residency.

  • Photo ID: Driver’s License or State ID (these must be current).
  • Proof of residency: Official piece of mail such as current month’s utility bill, current lease agreement, or property tax statement.

To renew a library card, you need to provide a photo ID with your current address. If your current address is not the address listed on your ID, you will need to bring in a separate proof of residency.

Minors age 3 to 17 will need their parent or guardian to provide these documents.

You must be at least three years old to apply for a card.

If you wish to authorize a another party to pick up your library holds or interlibrary loads on your behalf, please fill out and return to us this form.

Residents in an unincorporated area may apply for a Morris Area Public Library card.  The fee for the card is $103 annually per household, and this fee covers all members of a member household. The Illinois State Library service area map will allow you to search for your address and see if you are be within our district (note disclaimers at link).