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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.

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.

First, applicants must present one proof of 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.

In addition, applicants must present one proof of identity that does not have to have your address or current date​. Some examples include:

  • Employee ID
  • Student ID
  • Paycheck stub
  • Credit card
  • Social security card
  • Birth certificate
  • Insurance card
  • U.S. Passport
  • Voter registration card
  • Mortgage
  • Lease
  • Property deed

These lists are not intended to be exhaustive. Other forms of documents that meet the requirements of our Circulation Policy may be accepted.

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. There is a $1.00 fee for replacement of lost cards.
  • 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 your parent or guardian.
  • Manage your library account online.