How to get a Library Card
Every River Grove resident, educator, and business owner can get a River Grove Public Library card.
Library cards are valid for as long as residence from the date of issuance. You can either register for a card at the Circulation Desk at the Library OR registering using the online form.
Applying as a resident age 18 years or older?
Bring in a current photo ID (e.g., driver’s license, state ID, passport) and proof of River Grove residency, such as a utility bill or recently postmarked mail.
Applying on behalf of a child?
Visit the library together. The parent/guardian must show proof of River Grove residency, such as a utility bill or recently postmarked mail, and sign the application for anyone under 18.
Applying as an River Grove educator?
All River Grove teachers, teaching assistants, and school staff can bring in their school employment IDs to obtain a library card. Returning teachers can renew by phone. Call us at (708) 453-4517. All educator cards have a one-year expiration date.
Applying for a River Grove business or nonprofit organization?
Stop by with your lease or a tax bill, a photo ID, and full contact information for the person responsible for any fines or lost materials.