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Library cards are free for adults and children who live in the Schaumburg Township District Library service area. Search your address to find out if you're eligible for a card. Note: We have also temporarily extended Library card access to include residents within Schaumburg Community Consolidated School District 54 and Township High School District 211.

Questions? Email us at @email.

Getting a Library Card

Visit any Library location with two forms of proof of name and address, or sign up for a Library card online.

Online sign up up gives you immediate access to eBooks and other online resources. You can also reserve books, DVDs and more. For your card to remain valid, you have 30 days to bring two forms of ID and pick it up at Central Library.

Acceptable forms of proof of name and address include:

  • 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.

Renewing Your Library Card

You must renew your card every three years. To renew, stop by any of our three locations. You can also renew online by filling out a brief form and staff will respond to your request as soon as possible.

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.

Lost Library Cards

If you've misplaced your Library card and would like access to online resources including eBooks, fill out a short form and we'll email your card number to the address on file. If your information has changed, please visit any Library location or call the Library Card Desk at (847) 923-3160.

Want to borrow physical materials but can't find your card? Stop by the Library Card Desk with ID and we'll replace it.

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 visit a Library location with 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.