Library Card

Applying for a Midlothian Public Library Card

Midlothian Public Library cards 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.

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

All patrons must complete an application card. Applicants under 18 years of age must have a responsible adult with whom they reside sign their application.

Applicants must present one proof of their name and current Midlothian address, such as:

  • Driver’s license or state ID
  • Most recent property tax bill
  • Bank statement*
  • Utility bill*
  • Piece of first class mail*
  • State vehicle registration
  • Most recent receipt from Village vehicle sticker

          *Dated in the last 30 days.

This list is not intended to be exhaustive. Other forms of proof that meet the requirements of our Circulation Policy may be accepted. Proof of name and address for an applicant under 18 may be in the name of the applicant or the responsible adult signing for them.

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.
  • Library cards do not expire. However, if your card has not been used for 3 years or more and you owe $10 or less on your account, your card will be purged from the system, and you will need to reapply.
  • When you turn 18, you should reapply for a new library card to create an account separate from that of the responsible adult.
  • Manage your library account online.