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Winnebago Public Library Card
General Information about Library Cards
All residents within the Winnebago Public Library District are eligible to apply
for a two-year library card (portion of your taxes go WPL). Library cards are
non-transferable. All items borrowed are the responsibility of the individual to
whom the card is issued.
Library Card Registration
At least two documents with acceptable proof of current residency and
identification must be presented upon application for a card and may include,
but are not limited to:
Non Photo Identification
Bill (current or last month’s credit card or utility)
Checkbook (with imprinted name and current address)
Recent Post Office-Forwarded Mailing Label
Voter’s Registration Card
Library Card Responsibility
A patron must use their own card to check out materials.
There will be a $1.00 fee for the replacement of lost cards which are not
Minors less than 18 years old, with written parental permission may check
out R rated or unrated materials.
Due dates for materials requested through inter-library loan may vary.
Patrons are responsible to follow the borrowing library’s requested due
Requested materials from our library will be held for the patron for four
days after notification.
Youth (under age 18) registrations must be signed in person by a parent or
guardian. A parent or guardian must be present and sign for the card before
it will be released to a minor. Signature indicate an acceptance of
Signature indicate an acceptance of responsibility for:
the youth’s use of all library resources including access to the Internet
supervision of the youth’s choice of materials borrowed
return of all materials when due
all losses and damages to materials and equipment borrowed
Non-residents may purchase a one-year, non-resident card. Non-residents are
defined as a person who resides outside the taxing area of a public library.
The price of the non-resident card is determined by a formula standard to all
public libraries in Illinois, which may change from year to year, and will vary
from one library to another. Those who live outside the Winnebago district
limits are eligible to pay for library services and receive their library card for
an annual fee of $84.00 per household.
Patrons whose taxes go to other libraries are considered reciprocal borrowers.
They will be issued a library card that will expire in one year from the date of
issue. Reciprocal borrowers cannot reserve material or request materials
through Interlibrary loans.
Can I use my card from another Illinois Library?
If you have a current library card from another Illinois library with which our
Library has a reciprocal borrowing agreement, and you do not owe library
fines or have overdue materials, you may use our resources.
Reciprocal Borrowers have the same borrowing privileges as a Resident, with
the exception of electronic devices, remote access to certain electronic
databases, STEM Kits and Interlibrary Loan requests.
A reciprocal borrower is asked to show their drivers license as well as their
library card from their tax paying library. Please note that we do call patron's
home library to confirm the patron is in good standing and has a current
library card. Reciprocal borrowers will receive a barcode which the library
places on their home library card.
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