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    Get a Library Card

    A Morton library card is issued free of charge to anyone living within the Village of Morton limits. 

    To receive a library card, apply at the Morton Public Library Circulation Desk. Please bring with you a photo ID along with proof of current Morton residence. Examples of acceptable identification are:

    *driver’s license     *voter registration     *checkbook      *utility bill

    Those under the age of 14 must have permission of a parent or legal guardian. Children may receive their first library card when they can print their first and last name. Cards are valid for three years and may be renewed.

    Your valid library card is also honored at other libraries that are tax-supported and are members of a library system in the state of Illinois.

    The Morton Public Library honors library cards from all public libraries in Illinois who are members of a library system.

    If you do not have a library card, you may use any library materials in the building at no charge. You may also use any public-use computers. In order to check out and take home books, magazines, CDs, DVDs, or audio books you must show your library card.  

    Non-resident cards

    If you live outside the Morton Village limits, in an area that does not have access to public library service, you may be eligible to purchase a non-resident library card from the Morton Public Library. The non-resident card must be purchased from the public library closest to the patron's home address. Your non-resident card is good at most libraries in Illinois. In lieu of taxes, out of district borrowers pay a fee of $120 for one year (effective Sept. 1, 2015). Please refer to the library's Out of District Borrower Policy for more information. 

    If you do not know whether or not you are eligible to purchase a non-resident library card or to receive a free library card, please call the library for more information 309-263-2200.