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 three years from the date of issuance. To renew your library card, simply stop by the Circulation desk with both your expired library card and a current photo ID and proof of your River Grove address, and we will extend your library privilege for another three years.
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.
The cost to replace your card is $3.