Get a Card

All residents of the Village of La Grange are entitled to a free La Grange Public Library card. And, your card will not automatically expire! Check the Illinois Library Service Area map to see if you live in the La Grange Public Library service area.

You can register online for a Library card to utilize our digital services.
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Residents Age 13 & Up

Village of La Grange residents can sign up for a new card in-person at the Library. You will need a valid photo ID (this includes student IDs) and proof of address if address does not match what is on your ID (examples include a utility bill or piece of mail). If you don't yet have proof of your La Grange address, we'll give you a temporary card you can use for 30 days until you have something to verify your address.

Residents Under 13

Village of La Grange residents under the age of 13 must visit the Library accompanied by a parent or legal guardian to register for a new library card. 

Non-Resident Home Owners

If you are not a resident of the Village of La Grange, you may purchase a 1-year, non-resident library card in-person at the Library.

You will need:

  • A valid photo ID
  • Current tax bill (fee based on Assessed Home Value. Non-resident homeowners can find their home’s Assessed Value on their most recent Tax Bill in the Tax Calculator section.)

Non-Resident Renters

If you are renting but not residing in Village of La Grange, you may purchase a 1-year card in-person at the Library. Non-resident Renters Fee is $242 per year, effective July 1, 2020.

You will need:

  • A valid photo ID
  • Current lease

La Grange Teachers

Thanks to an agreement between the library and local school districts, we can now offer a Teacher Card. More info.

La Grange Business Owner/Manager

If you own property in the Village of La Grange but do not live in La Grange, you may register for up to three Business Owner/Manager cards or one Property Owner card.

You will need:

  • A valid photo ID
  • Proof of ownership of a business in La Grange

Refer to the Library Cards Policy for further details.

Who can get a card...

  • La Grange residents: patrons with a La Grange address
  • La Grange property owners: patrons who own property in La Grange
  • La Grange business owners: patrons who own a business in La Grange
  • Reciprocal borrowers: cardholders at other Illinois libraries, including Chicago public
  • Non-resident renters (annual fee): patrons who rent, and live in areas not served by a library, such as Countryside
  • Non-resident homeowners (annual fee): patrons who own their home, and live in areas not served by a library, such as Countryside
  • La Grange teachers