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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 and their parent/guardian has a valid Morton library card. 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 $100 for one year. 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.