Library Card


All residents of North Riverside are entitled to a library card. To receive your card, please visit the library and bring:

  • A current, updated government issued photo ID, or
  • An unexpired government ID and proof of address (e.g. lease, utility bill, bank statement, etc.)

Please note that one form of identification can act as both proof of address and photo ID. If you have no current proof of address, you may request that a card be mailed to your residence to fulfill residency verification. If you are under 18, a parent or guardian must sign your library card application for you to receive a library card. 

To view our complete library card policy, click here. To apply for a card online, click here.

Library Card Benefits

Because your library is a member of SWAN, your library card will be honored at any of the public libraries in the SWAN System (See List of SWAN Member Libraries), as well as at public libraries in several other library systems in Illinois, including the Chicago Public Library.

Museum Passes

Your library card also allows you to receive admission or a special discount at several participating Chicago area museums and cultural destinations, including the Brookfield Zoo, Cantigny Park, LEGOLAND, and many more (See List of Participating Museums).