Get a Library Card

Get a Library Card

Library cards are available at no additional cost to residents of and those owning property within the Winnetka-Northfield Public Library’s taxing district. Proof of residency or ownership is required at the time of application and may be requested at the time of renewal. A parent/guardian must sign the application for children under 16 and provide proof of residency on the child’s behalf. Resident cards are valid for three years from the date of issue and will be auto-renewed unless a change of address occurs.
Any of the following documents are required in addition to a valid photo ID to receive a Library Card :

  • Property Tax Bill (for the current year)
  • Home Ownership Contract (for the current year)
  • Checkbook with full name and address
  • Utility Bill (within the last 60 days)
  • Lease, rental, or mortgage agreement (for the current year)

Teens (ages 16-17) may register for a card given that appropriate proof of residence can be provided.

Children (ages newborn-15) may register for a card if accompanied by a parent or designated guardian. The parent or guardian must provide appropriate proof of residence. The parent or guardian who registers the child is fully responsible for all materials selected for or by the child and any fines or fees resulting from library use.

Non-residents who qualify for the State of Illinois “Cards for Kids” exception should contact Customer Relations Manager Courtney Volny (

In compliance with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act, you must be 13 or older in order to complete this registration.