Get a Library Card

Any resident of Homer Township (including Homer Glen) may obtain a library card, which is provided free of charge as part of your tax-supported library service. Cards are also available -- for a fee -- to certain nonresidents. Your library card allows you to

borrow books from the Homer Township Library and other libraries in Illinois.

reserve a book which is not immediately available.

request a book, video, CD, or other item not owned by us.

use key online sources of newspaper and magazine articles, business directories, practice tests, and more, from your computer at home or work.

have books delivered to you, if you are temporarily or permanently confined to your home.

There are three easy ways to get a card

               ... come into the library and fill out an application to get a library card immediately.

               ... fill out an application on the Bookmobile.

               ... fill out the online form and pick up your new card at the library after 24-hours!

It's easy to get a card and a key to the world!

Homer Residents
  • Library cards are available free of charge to anyone living within the boundaries of Homer Township, including Lockport residents east of Farrell Road.
  • Registration requires one piece of identification with your current address: driver's license, check book, utility bill, etc.
  • Children of any age may obtain a card. A parent or guardian must bring in one piece of identification and sign for the initial card for any child under 16 years old.
  • Lost cards may be replaced for a nominal fee.
  • Library cards must be renewed every 3 years.

  • Persons residing outside the boundaries of Homer Township and not belonging to or located closer to another public library may obtain a card by paying a non-resident fee of $170 per family. Proof of address is required.
  • Non-resident cards are good for one year from the payment of the fee.
  • Illinois law requires non-resident cards to be issued by the public library which is located closest to the applicant's home.