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Library Card & Borrowing Info

Our Circulation Services staff on the lower level of the library is happy to assist you in obtaining library cards, checking out/in library materials, renewing items, placing holds and answering questions. We will also be glad to assist you in accessing your library account online. A self-check station is located near the Circulation Services Desk. For more information, contact Circulation Services at 630-971-1675 ext. 2007 or email us at Please visit for information about the Museum Adventure Pass Program.

Lisle Library Card

All Lisle Library District residents are eligible for a library card. The library district includes most of Lisle, including unincorporated subdivisions such as Four Lakes, Woodridge Estates and The Meadows. Portions of unincorporated Naperville, including Steeple Run, are also included in the district. Lisle Library District residents pay taxes to the library district, which is reflected on their tax bill. Everyone in the household is entitled to a library card, regardless of age.

  • A photo ID and current proof of residency (lease, utility bill or checkbook) presented in person is necessary to obtain a library card. A driver's license or state ID is sufficient for proof if the address is current.
  • Children under the age of 18 need to have a parent/guardian present when registering.
  • Most cards need to be renewed after two years.
  • Your library card gives borrowing and usage privileges at Lisle Library and provides remote access to the Library’s online resources.
  • Most public libraries within Illinois will also honor your card.
  • Library cards are nontransferable.
  • You are responsible for everything borrowed on your card.
  • Please notify Circulation Services immediately if you lose your card, or if your phone number, email address, or home address has changed.
  • Before visiting the Library, you can pre-register for a library card by filling out our online form.

Non-Resident Library Card

The non-resident library card fee is determined by the net tax value of the property times the current tax rate. For example, if the property's net value is $100,000 and the tax rate is 0.5130, the cost for an entire family's non-resident library cards for one year will be $513. To apply for a non-resident card, please bring a copy of your most recent tax bill, along with a photo ID, to the library.

Information for Reciprocal Borrowers

If you have a current library card in good standing from another library you may register to become a reciprocal borrower with Lisle Library District. To do this, you will need to present your library card at the main Circulation Services Desk along with the following:

  • A photo ID and current proof of residency (lease, utility bill or checkbook) presented in person is necessary to obtain a library card. A driver's license or state ID is sufficient for proof if the address is current.

Reciprocal borrowers cannot place holds, request interlibrary loans or access subscription databases from home.

Loan Periods, Fines and Fees

  • Lisle Library reserves the right to limit the numbers of items and shorten loan periods for seasonal, special display, school assignment and high-demand material.
  • As a courtesy to patrons, reminders and overdue notices can be emailed and/or text messages can be sent to patrons.
  • Delinquent accounts are sent to collection.
  • Lisle Library does not honor any grace period except for days closed.
Item Item Limit Loan Period Fines Fees
Books - Adult and Youth no 3 weeks .25/day no
eReaders 1 3 weeks $1/day $5 if returned in bookdrop
Pamphlets no 3 weeks .25/day no
Periodicals - Adult and Youth no 3 weeks .25/day no
Periodical - Current n.a. non-circulating n.a. n.a.
Reference Items no overnight loan at discretion of Department Director .25/day no
Interlibrary Loan Items no varies - set by the loaning library .25/day varies
Art Prints no 3 weeks .25/day no
Audio Cassettes, Audio CDs/SMPs (single use media) - Adult and Youth no 3 weeks .25/day no
* DVDs and Blu-rays - Adult and Youth no 1 week $1.00/day no
* DVDs and Blu-rays - Feature Film New Arrivals - Adult and Youth 2 2 days $1.00/day no
Video Games - Adult and Youth no 1 week $1.00/day no
Video Games - New Arrivals - Adult and Youth 2 1 week $1.00/day no
Youth Services Kits and Puzzles no 3 weeks .25/day no
MP3 Players 1 3 weeks $1.00/day no
"Kill-a-Watt" Energy Meter 1 1 week .25/day no
Internet Guest Pass n.a. 1 day n.a. $2.00  


All items, except New Arrival Video Games, Kill-a-Watt Meters, and items with loan periods of less than 7 days, may be reserved by valid Lisle resident cardholders. Reserves can be done in person, over the phone, or online from You will be notified when the materials are available and will have three days to pick them up.


All items, except eReaders, New Arrival Video Games, Kill-a-Watt Meters, reserved, and items with loan periods of less than 7 days may be renewed up to two times. To renew items online from home or on the Library’s catalog computers, you must not have any blocks on your account.

  • Access the Library's online catalog by selecting the My Account button on the Library’s homepage.
  • Enter your library card barcode number and your password. A default password, the last four digits of your home phone, was set up at the time of your registration.
  • Access the "Items Out" tab to select items to be renewed.
  • The new due date is three weeks from the day of renewal, not three weeks from the previous due date.
  • Items on reserve for another patron cannot be renewed.
  • Overdue items can only be renewed by calling the Library’s Circulation Services Desk at 630-971-1675 ext. 2007.

Email and Text Message Notification

Lisle Library offers email and text message notification service to our patrons. Notification emails will be generated three days before an item is due. If you have multiple due dates, the next reminder will not be sent to you until three days later. Email reminders list all items checked out to your library card. Email notification is a courtesy service. Patrons are still responsible for overdue fines regardless of non-receipt of notification.

Sign up in person, over the phone or online. If you would like to sign up over the phone, or have questions, please contact Circulation Services at 630-971-1675 ext. 2007.

To sign up online, please send a request through the Ask Us feature on our website. Include your name, email address and library card barcode number. Click here to sign up now.

Please Note: If your computer has a spam filter, it will bounce the notification back to us. To correct this, please enter our email address: in your address book.

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