Every Berwyn resident is encouraged to obtain a current Reaching Across Illinois Library System (RAILS) card. Residents age 13 and under must have a parent or legal guardian present to accept responsibility for the minor’s account. (Read the full Circulation Policy .)
To receive a first card, the applicant must verify identification and residency by choosing one option from each column below:
|A) Government issued photo ID|
B) High school issued photo ID
|A) Showing one:|
B) Having card mailed to residence
Verification of Residency by Mail
The responsible party may choose to verify their residency by having the library card mailed to their residence. Library cards will not be mailed to a Post Office Box; library notices may be received at a PO Box at patron request, but patron residence must remain on file.
If at any time a library card or notice is returned to the library through the post office, the patron’s account may be stopped, and the patron asked to provide proof of residency from Column 2, choice A (above), before further use is granted.
On the day a mailed card is issued, the patron may check out up two print items.