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.
- 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!
- 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.