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Temporary Library Card Services

Berwyn residents - Need a library card to use Streaming or Curbside? Click here for a temporary card number.

Questions? Email or call 708-795-8000 ext. 0.


Standard Library Card Services

Every Berwyn resident is encouraged to obtain a current Reaching Across Illinois Library System (RAILS) card. For applicants who are minors and who cannot present a high school ID, a parent or legal guardian must be present to accept responsibility for the minor’s account.

Applicant must verify identity and residency by choosing one option from each column below:

Photo ID

A) Present government issued photo ID

  • Must show responsible party’s name
  • May be either State or Federal
  • Matricula card accepted

B) Present high school issued photo ID

  • Must show responsible party’s name
  • Must be valid for the current school year


A) Show one:

  • Current lease or mortgage statement
  • Utility bill, revolving account, or bank statement issued within past 30 days in paper or electronic format
  • Official first class mail postmarked within past 30 days – Items marked “Or Current Resident” are not acceptable
  • Current car registration or auto insurance

If you don't have a document from the residence column, you may verify residency by having the library card mailed to you (no PO Boxes).  For information on updating your account or replacing a lost or stolen card, please read the full Circulation Policy here.

Library Card Renewal

Cards that were automatically renewed over the past year have now expired, and you need to come in to the library to renew them!

To renew your library card, simply bring in your current card and a photo ID from the column above to the Circulation desk. If you no longer have your library card, we will need to see a photo ID and a proof of residence document (one option from each column above) to print you a new one. To renew a child's card, a parent or legal guardian's photo ID is required.