Library Card

Applying for a Midlothian Public Library Card

Midlothian Public Library cards and card renewals are free for Midlothian residents and provide you with access to Library materials, as well as our online/electronic resources.  Midlothian Public Library is a member of the SWAN network and your card can be used at any public library in Illinois.

Midlothian Public Library cards are valid for three years, upon which time you will be required to renew your card. There is a $1.00 fee for replacement of lost cards.

What do you need in order to get or renew a Midlothian Public Library card?

All patrons must complete an application card. A parent or legal guardian must accompany anyone under 18 years of age. If you are the legal guardian, you must bring legal documentation showing proof of guardianship.

Please present two valid forms of ID. One must be a current, dated document with your Midlothian address.

Examples of documents with address and current date:

  • Driver’s license or state ID
  • Most recent property tax bill
  • Bank statement*
  • Utility bill*
  • Piece of first class mail*
  • State vehicle registration
  • Most recent receipt from Village vehicle sticker

*Dated in the last 30 days.

Examples of documents that may not have address or current date that may be used as your second ID:

  • Employee ID
  • Student ID
  • Paycheck stub
  • Credit card
  • Social security card
  • Birth certificate
  • Insurance card
  • U.S. Passport
  • Voter registration card
  • Mortgage
  • Lease
  • Property deed

These lists are not intended to be exhaustive. Other forms of ID that meet the requirements of our Circulation Policy may be accepted

Reciprocal Borrowers

If you hold a card from an Illinois library outside of the SWAN consortium, bring in your valid library card and a document proving your address, whereupon we will verify that your library card is in good standing. Once verified we will enter your card into our SWAN system. These cards can be used at all SWAN libraries and expire one year from the date of issue.

Other Information

  • If you lose your library card, immediately contact us so that we can put a stop on your card to prevent others from using it.
  • Manage your library account online.