A library card is required to check out materials and to access our online databases from home or work.
Library cards are issued to all Park Ridge residents free of charge. To obtain a library card please bring proof of residency with your current home address to the Patron Services Desk in the lobby - it only takes a few minutes to obtain a card and cards are valid for three years. We even give you a handy key chain sized card.
Acceptable forms of ID may include:
- Driver’s License
- Non-driving state identification card
- Concealed carry license
- Corporate or school issued ID card
- Armed forces identification
- Government issued ID with photo (example: prison issued)
- Rental lease
- Property deed
- Voter registration card
- Home or auto insurance policy
- Credit/debit card with photo
- Official mail postmarked within 60 days (no junk mail)
- Current utility bill, or other service provider billing statement within 60 days
- Bank statement within 60 days
- Pay stub within 60 days
Library Card Policy
Apply for a Library Card Online
Nonresident Library Cards
The Park Ridge Public Library is a member of the Reaching Across Illinois Library System and accepts cards from over 400 public libraries in the library system. If you do not live within the system or you are in an area that does not have library service you may be eligible to purchase a nonresident card. As of July 1, 2020, nonresident library cards are $280 per year and provide access to library materials, programs, and online databases.
For more information please read the Library Card Policy - Nonresidents or call the Patron Services Department at 847-825-3123.
Loan Periods for Some Materials
|Books, including Book Discussion Books
|14-Day Books and Most Wanted Books
|Books on CD and CDs, including New
|DVDs, New DVDs
|Blu Rays, New Blu Rays (Limit of 5 per person)
|Hot DVDs (PRPL cardholders only, Limit of 2 per person)
|Movie Marathon Sets (PRPL cardholders only, Limit of 2 per person)
|TV Series DVDs
|Playaways (Limit of 5 per person)
|Video Games (Limit of 5 per person)
For loan periods of materials not listed here, please refer to our Policy Manual.