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Applying for an Eisenhower Library Card

Residents of Harwood Heights and Norridge

Residents of Norridge or Harwood Heights are asked to bring proof of residency to the Library Services Desk in order to apply for an Eisenhower Library card. The identification must include your name and current address. Residents under the age of fourteen require a parent or guardian's signature. You will be asked to fill out a short application and your card should be ready to use within fifteen minutes.

Residents of Chicago

Residents of Chicago with valid Chicago Public Library card in good standing are welcome to borrow materials from our library. Please bring your Chicago Library card and a picture ID with your current address on it to register with our library. If you don't have a picture ID with your current address on it, it is acceptable to bring two current utility bills (within the last three months) with your name and address. You are encouraged to check the status of your Chicago Library card before visiting our library to ensure that it is in good standing. Only library cards in good standing will be registered in our database.

Residents of Unincorporated Areas, such as Norwood Park Township

Residents of unincorporated areas such as Norwood Park Township do not pay a tax to a library. In order to obtain a card from the Eisenhower Public Library, you will be asked to pay a fee equal to the tax that residents within the library district pay. To determine the correct fee for a library card, please bring in a copy of your most recent 2nd installment tax bill.  (This tax bill has your equalized assessed valuation on it.) Your equalized assessed valuation will be put into a formula which will determine your annual fee for a library card. This annual fee will be comparable to the annual amount of taxes a resident of the library district pays. For more information regarding purchasing a library card, please contact the Library Services Desk at 708-867-7828.

Renewing Your Library Card

Residents of Harwood Heights and Norridge

Bring in your library card and one form of identification with your name and address on it. Residents under the age of fourteen will also need a parent or guardian's signature to renew their library card.

Residents of Chicago

Bring your current Chicago Public Library card and a photo ID with your name and address on it.  If you do not have a photo ID with your current address on it, please bring two utility bills from within the last three months.  Individuals under the age of fourteen will also need a parent or guardian's signature to renew their library card.