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Who can get a library card?

Adults and children living in the library district (Niles, Unincorporated Des Plaines, or Unincorporated Glenview). A child may get a library card when the parent presents identification and signs on their behalf. There is no age restriction for library cards.


How can I get a library card?

  • Click here to sign up for a library card online
  • Visit the Patron Services desk


What do I need to get a library card?

Please bring two forms of identification (one must be a photo ID) with current address.

Photo Identification

  • Driver's License
  • State ID

Another Form of Identification (Must Be Current):

  • Utility Bill
  • Bank Statement
  • Lease agreement
  • Check


I have a library card from another library. Can I use it at the Library?

  • The Library participates in Reciprocal Borrowing, so other library cards may also be used at the Niles-Maine District Library.
  • If your library belongs to our computer catalog consortium (CCS), you are already in our system and can check out right away.
  • If your library does not participate in CCS (Chicago and Skokie are some) then just stop by Patron Services with your card and a piece of identification, and we will add you to our database. Niles-Maine library cards are accepted at the other libraries in exchange.


I'm a business owner in the library district. Can I get a library card?

Yes! The owner, president, or director of the business must come to the Library to sign up for a business library card. Apply here.

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