Applying for an Eisenhower Library Card


Every resident of Norridge and Harwood Heights is eligible for an Eisenhower Public Library. Your library card gives you access to a world of education, entertainment, research, and community. Getting a card is easy, too.

Residents of Norridge and Harwood Heights


Apply for an Online Library Card

If you are a resident of Norridge or Harwood Heights age 13 or older, you can instantly get an online-only library card that grants access to Eisenhower’s collection of ebooks, audiobooks, and other digital materials. You’ll also be able to take advantage of our online research databases and learning resources.

Your online-only card will expire in 90 days, after which you’ll be invited to visit us in person and convert your online-only card to a physical card. Once you have a physical Eisenhower Library card in hand, in addition to our digital collections, you’ll be able to borrow books, movies, games, and more from Eisenhower’s collection and the collections of nearly 100 Illinois libraries.

Cards for Kids

If you are a Norridge or Harwood Heights resident under the age of 13 and would like a library card, ask your parent or guardian to call 224-585-8029, email circulation@eisenhowerpld.org, or use our online live chat during scheduled hours.





Apply In Person

If you are a resident of Norridge or Harwood Heights, bring proof of residency to the Library Services Desk to apply for an Eisenhower Library card. The identification must include your name and current address. Examples of proof of residency include a driver’s license, Ridgewood High School ID, or a utility bill. Your card should be ready to use within minutes. Residents under the age of fourteen need a parent or guardian’s signature.


Nonresident Cards


Residents of Chicago

Chicago residents are welcome to borrow materials from our library. Please bring your Chicago Public Library card and a picture ID 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. Please check the status of your Chicago Library card to ensure that it is in good standing.

Residents of Unincorporated Areas, such as Norwood Park Township

Residents of unincorporated areas such as Norwood Park Township do not pay a library-supporting tax. To obtain an Eisenhower Library card, you may pay an annual fee equal to what tax-paying residents pay. To help us determine the correct fee, please bring a copy of your most recent 2nd installment tax bill or a current lease agreement. 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.

Lost Your Library Card?


Lost or stolen cards should be reported as soon as possible. A lost, stolen, or damaged library card will be replaced free of charge. Any materials loaned out on an unreported lost or stolen card will be the responsibility of the card holder.