Get a Library Card

How do I apply for a library card?
Visit the Service Center during normal business hours or fill in the form below to begin the process. You’ll need to bring in one picture ID with your current name and address, or two other forms of ID with your current name and address (voter ID, mortgage or rental papers, and utility bills). Parents or legal guardians must apply for any minors under 18. Questions? Give us a call at 847.639.4210 or contact us.

What if I just need a replacement card?
Replacement cards cost $3 and are available at the Service Center during normal business hours.

To apply online:
1. Check your McHenry County tax bill (or Lake County) to make sure you are in the Library District before proceeding to fill out this form.

2. Your card will be ready to pick up at the Service Center within 3 business days (don’t forget to bring your ID).