Library Cards

Get Your Library Card

If you live within Glendale Heights or Glen Ellyn Countryside, present the Circulation Desk with your photo ID. If the ID presented does not have your current local address on it, we will then need something with your name and address on it, such as a recently mailed utility bill, mortgage statement, or lease agreement.

Children, under the age of eighteen, must be accompanied by a parent or guardian when applying for a library card. The parent or legal guardian must supply acceptable identification and proof of residency as described above, and sign the statement of responsibility for the library card at the time the library card is issued. The signing parent/legal guardian will be the only adult who will be able to access the minor’s account information.

Cardholder Benefits

  • Multiple copies of the latest bestsellers
  • State-of-the-art technology center
  • Reference and information services for adults and children
  • Internet access from multiple computer workstations
  • Interlibrary loan service
  • 24/7 access to an extensive list of electronic resources
  • Personal computers with software for adults and children
  • Display space that can be requested by artists and community groups
  • Technology education classes
  • Programs for all ages, including book discussions, storytimes, and summer reading programs
  • Checkout a Museum Adventure Pass to receive admission or a special discount at participating Chicago area attractions.

I Am A Cardholder From Another Library

You can still check out stuff from Glenside Public Library District. Simply bring in your current photo ID and library card from your hometown library and, providing you are in good standing, we will add you to our system. Keep in mind that there are some limitations to your reciprocal membership: you are not able to use our e-library services, access research databases remotely, or request interlibrary loans.