Library Card

Applying for a Midlothian Public Library Card

Midlothian Public Library cards and card renewals are free for Midlothian residents and provide you with access to Library materials, as well as our online/electronic resources.  Midlothian Public Library is a member of the SWAN network and your card can be used at any public library in Illinois.

Midlothian Public Library cards are valid for three years, upon which time you will be required to renew your card. There is a $1.00 fee for replacement of lost cards.

What do you need in order to get or renew a Midlothian Public Library card?

All patrons must complete an application card. A parent or legal guardian must accompany anyone under 18 years of age. If you are the legal guardian, you must bring legal documentation showing proof of guardianship.

All applicants must bring proof of address. Two forms of identification are required. One of these identifications must be a photo ID with your legal name and one of them must have your current Midlothian address. Acceptable forms of identification are the following:

Photo ID (drivers license or state ID, not both) only 1 of these will be accepted

Mortgage or Pre-printed Lease

Vehicle Registration

Voters Registration Card

Check Book

These Items Are Acceptable Only IF Dated Within the Last 30 Days

Bank statement

Credit Card Statement

Paycheck Stub

Utility Bill (landline or cell phone, electricity, gas, water)

Reciprocal Borrowers

If you hold a card from an Illinois library outside of the SWAN consortium, bring in your valid library card and a document proving your address, whereupon we will verify that your library card is in good standing. Once verified we will enter your card into our SWAN system. These cards can be used at all SWAN libraries and expire one year from the date of issue.

Other Information

  • If you lose your library card, immediately contact us so that we can put a stop on your card to prevent others from using it.
  • Manage your library account online.