Getting a Library Card
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• Non-Resident Fee Cards for Renters
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• Business Cards
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Getting a Library Card


Resident Cards: Obtaining and Renewing

If you live or own property in St. Charles Public Library District, you are entitled to a library card. To obtain or renew your card, please come to the Adult Circulation Desk and bring two forms of identification. One ID must have your name and current address. Children under 18 must have the signature of a parent or legal guardian.

Any of the following documents can be used to obtain a card from the Library:

  • Mortgage or lease documents
  • Property tax bill
  • Valid State ID or Driver's License
  • Current month’s statement for credit card, insurance policy, cable television or other utilities
  • Passport or country ID
  • Current bank statement
  • Current pay stub
  • Illinois motor vehicle registration
  • Checkbook
  • Matricula Consular

Non-Resident Cards

The annual non-resident fee for use of the St. Charles Public Library is based on the special assessed valuation of each applicant’s residential property.  THERE IS NO FLAT FEE.

To apply for a St. Charles Public Library District fee card, applicants must present their current residential tax bill and another form of identification showing name and current address.

The fee is determined by multiplying the net valuation on residential property appearing on the applicant’s tax bill by the Library’s current tax rate.  Payment of this fee provides each member of the household a library card for a period of one year. THIS FEE IS NON-REFUNDABLE.

To determine the fee, multiply the net valuation by: 

.0028744 (Kane County)
.002875 (DuPage County)

You may pay the non-resident fee by cash, check, or with your Visa, MasterCard or Discover card.

Non-Resident Fee Cards for Renters

Nonresident renters who own no property within the St. Charles Public Library District, may purchase a nonresident fee card for the fee calculated according to the Tax Bill Method.  (For 2013-2014:  $130.80).

Non-Resident Property Owner Card

If you do not live in, but own property in St. Charles Public Library District, you are entitled to a library card for a period of one year (renewable)  To apply for a card, please present your current library district property tax bill with another form of identification at the Adult Circulation Desk.

Business Cards

If you own a business and rent business property in St. Charles but live outside the St. Charles Public Library District, you may apply for a Library business card.  Business cards are valid for one year.  To apply, please being your personal business card, with your name printed on it, along with another form of identification to the Adult Circulation Desk.

Services to Non-Resident Cardholders

A valid non-resident card accords the cardholder all the services the Library provides to its residents, including reciprocal borrowing privileges.

Ask Us!

If you have additional questions about obtaining a Library card, contact Bonni Ellis, Circulation Manager.   Or call the Adult Circulation Desk at (630) 584-0076, ext. 0.

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