Skip to content

Getting a Library Card


All residents of Glencoe who are at least four years old are eligible for a free library card. A resident applying for a library card must present photo identification and proof of Glencoe address. For anyone under fourteen years of age, the signature of a parent or guardian is required.

If you are unable to come to the building, you can apply for an online card, which will give you access to the library’s electronic collection. You can verify your account for full access to the physical collection upon your next visit to the library.

In accordance with the Illinois Revised Statues, the Library shall charge a nonresident family card fee at least equal to the cost paid by the residents of the village, with the cost to be determined annually according to the formula established by the Illinois State Library.

Notification Options

You can choose to be notified by phone call, email, or text message (carrier data rates may apply) when held items are available for you to pick up from the library. Email and text users will also receive notification messages three days before items are due.

You can select any of the above options when signing up for a new card. If you are an existing card user and would like to change your preference, please contact us by phone or email. Please include the following information:


Library Card Barcode Number (14 Digits)

Email address (if opting for email notifications)

Cell phone number and carrier (if opting for text message notifications)

Glencoe Public Library

Install Glencoe Public Library

Install this application on your home screen for quick and easy access when you’re on the go.

Just tap then “Add to Home Screen”