Library Cards

Any resident of Oak Lawn 16 years of age or older can get a library card. If your photo ID has your Oak Lawn address on it that’s all you need! If your ID does not have your Oak Lawn address, you will need one of the following with your photo ID:

  • A utility bill
  • Motor vehicle registration card
  • Property transfer certificate, lease, or mortgage papers
  • Voter registration card
  • Senior citizen membership card, class schedule, Public Aid card, or medical aid ID card
  • Envelope with a postal change of address label and current postmark
  • Current magazine with mailing label
  • Pre-printed checks
  • Any pre-printed form of a current bill with name and address

Parents and legal guardians who wish to get a card for a minor under 16 must present proof of residency and sign the application acknowledging responsibility for library materials lent out to the minor.

Additionally, business and property owners may receive a library card. A business owner or officer may apply for a card by presenting proper identification and a current tax bill or a letter on the business’ stationery requesting such service, signed by a business owner or officer.  Only one card may be issued to a property or business owner and cards are good for one year.

Nonresidents may also purchase an Oak Lawn library card at a price determined annually by the Board of Trustees.

Please report all lost or stolen cards as soon as possible so that we may block the card and prevent anyone else from using it.


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Created by Nathan Hare on Apr 21st, 2017 @ 2:04 PM.
Updated on Jul 18th, 2018 @ 9:35 PM.