Your Library Card

How to Get a Library Card

Library cards are free to Western Springs residents and may be obtained by presenting 2 forms of identification with current Western Springs address at the front desk. Cost of a nonresident library card as of 2017 is $285/year.

Materials Loan with Library Card

With a library card, you may check out unlimited books, DVDs, CDs, and magazines free of charge!

All library materials check out for 3 weeks with 2 renewals and can be placed on hold, with the following exceptions:

New Adult DVDs 1 week, 2 renewals
Your Lucky Day DVDs 1 week, no renewals, no holds
Your Lucky Day Books 3 weeks, no renewals, no holds
Launchpads 1 week, no renewals, no holds
Juvenile Storytime Books 3 weeks, no renewals, no holds
Juvenile Reference noncirculating
Magazines, current issue noncirculating
Fines

Fines for overdue items are 10¢ a day for each item. There is no grace period for fines.

Value of Your Library Card

Now that you know what you may borrow with your card, you may calculate an actual dollar value for what you check out or otherwise use at the library or its website. Library Savings Calculator

Other Benefits With Your Library Card

Your library card also allows you to check out materials at any of the public libraries in our area library network.

You are also able to place your own holds, renew your books, and pay your fines online by logging into your account.