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Obtaining a Maywood Public Library Card

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

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:

  • Drivers License or Illinois State I.D. 
  • Proof of the temporary residence: The patron must provide a letter from the institution, which must be located in Maywood, 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.

The Many Uses of Your Library Card

A Maywood Public Library Card grants you the liberty to check out numerous materials, ranging from novels, biographies, computer manuals, poetry, magazines, DVDs, music CDs, books on CD, and videocassettes.  When new materials arrive, they are set off to the side, allowing patrons to see what new items the Library has acquired. 

To see some of the Library's newly acquired books, click here.

Lending Services