Not a cardholder yet? Sign up for a temporary digital card to access all of our online resources including ebooks, audiobooks, online databases, homework help, and more.
Or obtain a full privileges library card easily with the proper identification. Cards are issued to residents living within the library district boundaries, which includes the Village of Crete and Crete Township, as well as a few other areas. Consult your tax bill or voter’s registration card or call the library if you are unsure of your library district. District residents’ property taxes support the Crete Public Library District. For more information on library cards, please view our Circulation Policy.
Adults (Ages 18 & up)
1 photo ID with your current Crete address AND 1 proof of residency with your current Crete address
1 photo ID that does not have your current Crete address AND 2 proofs of residency with your current Crete address
|Acceptable Photo Identification||Acceptable Proofs of Residency|
|All forms of photo identification must be valid and unexpired.
||All proofs of residency must reflect your current address within the library district.
Youth (Ages 5- 17)
Children must be age 5 or older or in kindergarten to get a library card, and a parent or legal guardian must sign for and be responsible for cards held by children age 17 and under. Legal guardians must show proof of guardianship.
Cardholder responsibilities are outlined on the application form. You are responsible for all items borrowed on your card. Report a lost, missing, or stolen library card immediately by calling 708-672-8017 to avoid incurring fraudulent charges. There is a $2 fee to replace a lost, missing, or stolen card if it is not expired. There is no cost to replace or renew an expired library card. If you have questions, please contact Patron Services at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 708-672-8017.
Obtaining a Chicago Public Library Card
Your Crete Public Library card gives you borrowing privileges at most public libraries in Illinois. Additionally, if you have a Crete library card in good standing (unexpired, no fees or other charges pending), you are eligible to apply for a Chicago Public Library card. When you complete the Chicago Public Library card application, they will call the Crete Public Library to verify your status. For more information, please contact Patron Services at email@example.com or call 708-672-8017.