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Get a Card
The Melrose Park Public Library Card is available for free to residents of Melrose Park's 60160 zipcode. The card allows you to checkout materials from MLS libraries, access Internet computers in the library, use subscription databases, and checkout Museum Passes. Find out what else you can do with The Smartest Card.
Pre-Register online for a Card
- To begin using subscription databases today, fill out the online registration form.
- Stop by the Melrose Park Public Library to pick up your card.
- To pick up your card, you will need a photo ID and proof of current physical address (must have a 60160 zip-code). * see below
Log in to check your account, renew items, place/cancel holds, pay fines online, modify your email or PIN. The first time you use My Account, enter your name, library card # and press submit. You will then be prompted to create a PIN (Personal Identification Number).
Answers about your Library Card
Who is eligible for a Melrose Park Library card?
The library issues cards to individuals who reside within the Village of Melrose Park with a zip code of 60160. If you have a zip code of 60164, you must go to the Northlake Public Library to receive a Library card.
What do I need to get a Melrose Park Library Card? *
You need 2 forms of ID both forms need to have your name, current Melrose Park address with the 60160 zip code. One of the two must be a valid photo ID, either a Illinois goverment issued Driver's license or Illinois goverment issued State ID with the current Melrose Park address and the 60160 zip. One of the following may be used for the second form of ID: utility bill, voter registration, a bank statement and /or a property tax bill. This second form of ID must also have your name, current Melrose Park address and the Melrose Park 60160 zip code. A parent or legal guardian must accompany persons from the ages of 5-17. The parent or legal guardian must present proper ID in order to get the library card.
Digital Photo and a digital Signature?
A digital Photo and a digital Signature are required at the time of receiving a Melrose Park library card.
My child would like a Melrose Park Library card, what do I do?
Your child must be 5 years of age. A parent must come in with Identification the same as they would if they themselves were applying for a card. A parent's signature is required for children under the age of 18. Parents or guardians are responsible for the materials checked out on their children's card. A parent or legal guardian must accompany persons from the ages of 5-17. The parent or legal guardian must present proper ID in order to get the library card.
I have a card from another library, may I use it?
Yes, your card will be honored if your library is a member of the RAILSystem. If your home library is in another system, ask your home library if they participate in the reciprocal borrowing inter-system agreement.
I have a Chicago library card, may I use it?
You will have to apply for a RAILSystem card. To do so, come in and bring with you 2 pieces of ID with your current address and your Chicago library card -- or apply at your home library.
I lost my card, what do I do?
The fee for a replacement card is $3.00, and for your protection you must bring at least one piece of ID with your name and address on it. Library cards that are lost or stolen should be reported immediately so that a stop can be put on the card. The patron is responsible for all materials borrowed on his/her card until the card is reported lost or missing. If your card is expired just bring the card in with one piece of ID and we will renew it free of charge.
If you lend your card to a friend, relative or co-worker you are responsible for all materials borrowed on your card. If you move, please notify us. If you move out of town you must turn in your library card to your new library or to us.