How to Obtain a Library Card

Library cards for the Berkeley Public Library are available without charge to all residents of the Village of Berkeley, Illinois. Library cards in good standing are required for the loaning of materials, use of public computers, use of the study room, and participation in some Library events. To obtain a Berkeley Public Library Card, please bring proof of Berkeley residency and fill out an application card at the circulation desk.

Individuals under the age of eighteen years of age are required to have a parent or guardian's signature on their application cards. This signature signifies acceptance of responsibility for the return of, or payment for, all materials. Parents must provide required identification.

A patron whose card is lost or stolen should immediately report that information to the library. The patron is responsible for materials checked out prior to the card being reported lost or stolen.

Library cards are valid for three years or until the patron moves from the Village of Berkeley.

Cards will be renewed upon expiration with current proof of address if there are no current charges pending.

Borrowing and computer use privileges will be withheld from a patron if fines or charges exceed $5.00.

Proof of Berkeley Residency

A current driver's license or state I.D. and one of the following:

  • current tax bill (within 3 months) or utility bill (within 60 days)
  • rental lease or mortgage papers
  • current bank statement (within 60 days), current credit card bill (within 60 days) or current auto insurance card.