Maywood Public Library District Building in Maywood, Illinois Maywood Public Library District
Maywood Public Library District Building in Maywood, Illinois

Obtaining a Maywood Public Library Card

Front of a Maywood Public Library Card

  1. Must be a Maywood resident
  2. Must have a photo ID (Driver's license or Illinois State ID)
  3. Proof of residency (Any utility bill is acceptable)

If the photo ID does not have a current address, 2 additional forms of ID are needed for proof of residency such as:

  • Auto Insurance Card
  • Medical Bill
  • Property Tax Bill
  • Auto Registration
  • Medical Card
  • Check Book
  • Utility Bill
  • Hospital Bill
  • Voter's Registration Card
Library card for your keychain
Keychain Library Card

Children's Library Card- Students between the ages of 5-17:  A parent or legal guardian, who is a Maywood resident, must be present with the above requirements to sign the application.

Non-RAILS Reciprocal Borrowing: (ex. Chicago, Joliet, and Schaumberg residents) Applicants need to present their home library card with a current Driver’s License or State ID.  The RAILS Library System will mail the library card within two weeks.

Requirements to Replace a Missing, Lost, Damaged, or Stolen Library Card: Patrons must present a valid Illinois State Driver’s License or Illinois State ID, a current utility bill, and a $3.00 replacement fee.

To Renew a Library Card: Patrons must bring two IDs that show their name and current address. One must be a current Illinois Driver’s License or Illinois State ID.

Note: Please report stolen cards immediately at 708-343-1847 ext. 10

Requirements for temporary residents:

  • Driver's License or Illinois State I.D. 
  • Proof of temporary residence: The patron must provide a letter from the Maywood institution where he or she will be temporarily residing. 
  • The temporary library card is for local use only.
  • Temporary Library Cards are issued for a six-month period.

What Is the Value of Your Maywood Public Library Card

A Maywood Public Library Card grants you the liberty to check out numerous materials, ranging from novels, biographies, computer manuals, magazines, DVDs, music and audio CDs, etc.  When new materials arrive, they are put on display, allowing patrons to see what new items the Library has acquired.

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