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Library cards are free for adults and children who live in the Schaumburg Township District Library service area.

Questions? Visit any Library location or call (847) 923-3160.

Getting a Library Card

Visit any Library location and bring two forms of proof of name and address, such as: 

  • Driver's license or state ID 

  • Voter ID card 

  • Utility bill 

  • Bank statement 

  • Lease 

  • Checkbook 

  • Firearm Owner's Identification card 

  • Fishing license 

  • Paycheck stub 

Have access on your phone to one of those items? That works, too!

Children ages 14 and younger require a parent or guardian's signature. If you're 62 or older, you're eligible for a senior card with no fines for late items.  

Lost Library Cards

You must present your own card to borrow materials.

Can't find your card? Provide identification and we'll replace it for $1.

Renewing Your Library Card

You must renew your card every three years.

If your address hasn't changed, we need just one piece of identification to verify your name and address. If your address has changed, bring two forms of identification showing your new address.

Don't Live in the District?

If you live outside the Schaumburg Library service area, you may be able to borrow materials with a valid card from your home library. Call the Registration Desk at (847) 923-3160 to find out if we have a reciprocal borrowing arrangement with your library. 

We'll need to verify your library card, so make sure you stop by during your home library's business hours.

Business Library Cards

Businesses and nonprofit organizations located in the Schaumburg Library service area are eligible to receive a free business Library card.

To receive a card, the business owner or manager must present all of the following:

  • A personal ID, such as driver’s license or state ID

  • A written request on the business or organization's letterhead

  • Business documentation dated within the last year, such as a business license, property tax bill, lease or utility bill

Business Library cards must be renewed annually.

This card provides access to the Library's materials and online databases. It cannot be used at other libraries or to request materials from other libraries through interlibrary loan.