For People Living in Incorporated Clarendon Hills

Library cards are issued at no cost to individuals residing within the corporate limits of the Village of Clarendon Hills.

To get a library card, you should bring:

  • Valid picture ID with Clarendon Hills address
  • One other proof of residency such as check book, utility bill, lease, or current tax bill that shows your name and CH address

If your picture ID does not show your Clarendon Hills address, then please bring: Picture ID and two proofs of residency.

For a child under the age of 18 to get a library card, a parent (or legal guardian) must bring the child to the library, present the parent's proof of residency (as listed above), and sign a statement of financial responsibility for the child.  There is no minimum age requirement for a child to get a library card.

Library cards are good for three years and then need to be renewed.  Find out how to renew a card.


For People Living in Unincorporated Clarendon Hills

Not all Clarendon Hills’ postal addresses are within the corporate limits of the Village of Clarendon Hills. Patrons who live in unincorporated areas and who do not pay taxes to a library may, in accordance with Illinois Statutes, purchase a "non-resident card" from their closest public library. The required fee covers all members of the immediate family for the period of one year. Non-resident card holders have full library privileges including reciprocal borrowing and access to interlibrary loan. 

The current fee for a Clarendon Hills non-resident card is: $225.00.

To purchase a non-resident card, you should bring:

  • Payment for the non-resident card
  • Valid picture ID
  • One other proof of residency such as check book, utility bill, lease, or current tax bill that shows your name and address

Certain unincorporated Clarendon Hills addresses south of 55th Street actually pay library tax to the Indian Prairie Public Library District.  Such residents would be eligible to get a free library card from that library.  To know if this applies to your home address, look at your property tax bill or call the Indian Prairie Public Library at 630-887-8760.

Non-resident cards must be renewed each year.  Find out how to renew a card.


Cardholders are responsible for items checked out on their card. If your card is lost, please report it immediately by calling (630) 323-8188 or emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. There is a $1.00 charge for a replacement card.

Clarendon Hills Library cards can be used to check out materials from any SWAN Library (some restrictions apply).  SWAN libraries in our area include the Hinsdale, Downers Grove, Indian Prairie, and Westmont libraries.