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 June 2012 is $270/year.
Materials Loan with Library Card
With a library card, you may check out unlimited books, DVDs, CDs, and magazines free of charge!
|New fiction||2 weeks, not renewable|
|All other fiction and nonfiction||3 weeks, renewable if no holds|
|Sony Readers||3 weeks, renewable if no holds|
|Reference books||3 weeks, renewable if no holds|
|Audiobooks on CD, Playaways, and iPods||3 weeks, renewable if no holds|
|Magazines, current issue||noncirculating|
|Magazines and Newspapers, back issues||3 weeks, renewable if no holds|
|CDs||3 weeks, renewable if no holds|
|DVDs||1 week, renewable 1 week if no holds|
|Videogames for children||1 week, no renewals|
Fines for overdue items are 15¢ a day for each adult item and 10¢ a day per juvenile items, except for all entertainment DVDs which are $1.00 per day (nonfiction DVDs are the regular fine rate). There is no grace period for fines.
Value of Your Library Card
Now that you know about what you may gain with your card, 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 system.
You are also able to place your own holds, renew your books, and pay your fines online by logging into your account.