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For Residents

All Elk Grove Village residents within incorporated Elk Grove Village are eligible for a library card at no charge. Property or business owners in incorporated Elk Grove Village may also obtain a free library card.

To get a library card, stop by the Circulation Services Desk in the Lobby or call (847) 725-2176 for more information.

Proof of Identification and Residency

The prospective patron will be asked for 1) proof of identification with a photo ID and 2) documentation showing proof of eligible residency. Elk Grove Village residency is demonstrated by an Elk Grove Village address.

Photo ID

  • Illinois Driver's license
  • State of Illinois photo ID
  • Other photo ID displaying an Elk Grove Village address


  • Utility bill
  • Cook County Voter's card
  • Property tax bill
  • Mortgage or lease

Unincorporated Residents

Live in unincorporated Elk Grove Village? You may purchase a family card based on their property tax bill or lease/renter's agreement. Please contact Circulation Services at (847) 725-2176 for more information.

Cards for Kids Program

The Library offers full-service Elk Grove Village Library cards free of charge to qualifying students in PreK - 12 who live in unincorporated Elk Grove Village whose household falls at or below the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Income Eligibility Guidelines.

Paper copies of the Cards for Kids application form are available at the Circulation Services Desk, or parents or guardians may submit an application online.

Learn more about Cards for Kids

Reciprocal Borrowing

Elk Grove Village Residents

Elk Grove Village Public Library cardholders can use their library card at almost any library in the state of Illinois. There may be a short registration process the first time you visit a new library, however, and proper ID may be required.

Out-of-Town Library Cardholders

Have a library card from another town or city? Patrons of most Illinois libraries can check out materials, use reference services, and take certain classes at the Elk Grove Village Public Library with a valid library card from their home library. All reciprocal borrowers are treated the same.

Just bring your home library card in and register it at the Circulation Services Desk in the lobby. Your home library must be open at the time you come in for verification purposes. Call us at (847) 725-2176 for more information.