Late Opening

Due to renovation work, the Library will open at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, September 18, and Thursday, September 19. We will close both days at our regular time of 9 p.m. 

Library Accounts

Account notifications

Library notifications you may receive via email:

  • Hold pickup notices
  • Overdue and Billing notices
  • Courtesy notices (Items are due soon)
  • Auto-Renewal notices

Also available: Phone and text notifications

Library cards for residents under age 18

Residents under 17 years old may have an individual borrower’s card. The parents/legal guardian of residents under age 18 must sign the minor’s application and provide the required residency verification in person.

Resident accounts are automatically renewed after a period of three (3) years or until a minor’s 18th birthday.

When a juvenile account reaches $20 in charges the borrowing privileges of the responsible party are also blocked until payment is made to bring total under $20.00.

Lost library cards

Lost or stolen library cards should be reported to the Library immediately to prevent unauthorized use. The cardholder is responsible for all items checked out on their lost or stolen card along with any fines, fees, or damages incurred prior to the date the library is notified. 

Library cards for non-residents

Non-residents who are not served by another public library may acquire a library card by paying a fee based on property valuation, comparable to the costs paid by residents of the Village of Carol Stream.

Getting a library card

If you are a resident of Carol Stream and you want to open a new account or need a replacement card, you must bring in a current government-issued photo identification and a document that verifies residency.

Forms of identification include current:

  • Driver's License
  • State ID
  • Student ID
  • Military ID
  • Passport

Residency verification documents must be issued within the current year and have applicant’s name on one of the following:

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