How do I get a Library Card?


If you live in Clinton Township, you may get a library card free of charge, as part of your tax-supported library service.


  • Borrow materials from us and from most other public libraries in Illinois.

  • Use special online collections to find magazine articles and information you can't get just by searching the web.


Please bring a photo ID and piece of mail with your name and current physical address.  Applications for children ages 6-17 also require the signature of a parent or legal guardian.  Please note that parents are ultimately responsible for any overdue fines or damaged/lost material fees incurred by the children.

Non-resident property owners are entitled to one free card per family.  To receive your card, please bring a current tax bill for the property and a photo ID.

According to state law, those who live in areas where no library services are provided may purchase a card at the nearest library within their school district.  The current fee for this card is $134.00 per year.  To apply, please bring one form of ID showing current resident address, and photo ID.


How do I Renew Books?


To renew books and other items, visit the website catalog.  Login at the main menu using your 14-digit library barcode.  Your pin number is the last four digits of your barcode.  Click on the tab along the top right labeled "MY ACCOUNT".  Click "REVIEW MY ACCOUNT" to show all checked out items & when they are due, any holds placed, and any fines owed.  Click "RENEW SELECTED ITEMS" check boxes of those items needed to be renewed, click renew.  Any items which have a hold or are new, will not renew.  You can call the library and ask a staff member if you can possibly renew them.  Two renewals are possible on items with no holds that are not new.