Getting a Library Card

Welcome!
You may apply for a library card online or in person at the Circulation desk.

If signing up in person
Listed below are the various types of library cards and ID required:

A LIBRARY CARD, with all its privileges, is available to anyone who lives within the boundaries of the Library District, which are essentially the same as the boundaries of the Village of Lombard. The Circulation staff can verify your address (630) 627-0316 or check this map for eligibility. Please be sure to bring proper identification (valid drivers license or state ID) with your current Lombard address. If your ID does NOT have your current Lombard address then a utility bill (electric, gas, water), mortgage statement, property tax bill or lease with your current Lombard address is required. A parent's signature is required for all children under the age of 18. These cards have a three year expiration.

A NON-RESIDENT CARD for families who live outside the Library District boundaries, which includes most people living outside the Village of Lombard. The Circulation staff can verify your address (630) 627-0316 or check this map for eligibility. A fee is determined for a non-resident card by using the same method which resident taxpayers' annual taxes are determined. The library's current tax rate will be applied to the Equalized Assessed Valuation (EAV) appearing on a registrant's tax bill. If you are renting outside the Library District boundaries, a fee of $92.04 per family, for the 2013/2014 fiscal year will be due. Keep in mind, once the fee is paid, all family members residing at that residence can receive a library card. Please be sure to bring proper identification (valid drivers license or state ID and your most recent property tax bill). These cards have a one year expiration.

A PROPERTY OWNER within the boundaries of the Library District, which are essentially the same as the boundaries of the Village of Lombard may obtain a library card at no cost. The Circulation staff can verify your address (630) 627-0316 or check this map for eligibility. Please be sure to bring proper identification (valid drivers license or state ID with your current property tax bill). Family members currently residing with the property owner are also able to receive library cards. The cards have a three year expiration.

A BUSINESS CARD can be obtained by owning a business within the boundaries of the Library District, which are essentially the same as that of the Village of Lombard. Circulation staff can verify your address (630) 627-0316 or check this map for eligibility. The business owner must present a letter, on company letterhead, stating the desire to have a business library card. The library card will be opened in the business's name with the company's top administrator being responsible for all account activity. The library card is good for three years.


If signing up on line
Helen M Plum Memorial Library District cards are free of charge to residents of the Library district, whose borders closely parallel those of the Village of Lombard. Please be aware that some addresses with a Lombard address are not within the borders of the library district.

  1. To check your address you can:
    • Call the library (630) 627-0316.
    • Check this map to see if your address is within the Village of Lombard.
  2. Complete the online form to get your temporary library card number.
  3. Be sure to bring the necessary ID to the front desk to pick up your new card.
  4. Enjoy your new Plum library card!

Lost cards may be replaced for a nominal fee. Any change of address or lost card should be promptly reported.

Contact Us

Tel (630) 627-0316
Fax (630) 627-0336

110 W. Maple Street
Lombard, IL 60148

Hours:
Monday - Friday 9:00 - 9:00
Saturday 9:00 - 5:00
Sunday 1:00 - 5:00

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