Can I get a library card if I don’t live in Chicago?

If you are an Illinois resident who lives in a community with a reciprocal library, you are eligible for a Chicago Public Library card.

Reciprocal cardholders can check out books, DVDs and other materials, and use Zinio magazines and our online resources. Reciprocal cardholders cannot check out Kids Museum Passports or use OverDrive eBooks and audiobooks, OneClickdigital audiobooks or Hoopla videos, music and audiobooks.

Please visit any CPL location to fill out an application. You’ll need to show a current, valid ID with your name and address, as well as your current library card from your home library. After verification from your home library, we will issue a Chicago Public Library card.

If you are an Illinois resident who does not live in a community with a library, pursuant to 23 Ill. Adm. Code 3050 you may be eligible for a Chicago Public Library card but would need to pay an annual fee. Please contact us for help determining your eligibility.

Illinois Reciprocal Libraries

  • A. Herr & E. E. Smith Loda Township Library (Loda)
  • Acorn Public Library District (Oak Forest)
  • Addison Public Library
  • Algonquin Area Public Library District
  • Allerton Library (Monticello)
  • Alpha Park Public Library District (Bartonville)
  • Alsip-Merrionette Park Public Library District
  • Andalusia Township Library
  • Annawan-Alba Township Library
  • Antioch Public Library District
  • Arcola Public Library District
  • Arlington Heights Memorial Library
  • Arthur Public Library District
  • Ashland Public Library District
  • Atkinson Public Library
  • Atlanta Public Library District
  • Atwood-Hammond Public Library District (Atwood)
  • Atwood-Hammond Public Library District (Hammond)
  • Auburn Public Library
  • Aurora Public Library
  • Ayer Public Library District (Delavan)
  • Barrington Area Library
  • Barry Public Library
  • Bartlett Public Library District
  • Batavia Public Library
  • Beardstown Houston Memorial Library
  • Bedford Park Public Library
  • Beecher Public Library District
  • Belleville Public Library
  • Bellwood Public Library
  • Bement Public Library District
  • Bensenville Community Public Library
  • Benton Public Library District
  • Berkeley Public Library
  • Berwyn Public Library
  • Bethalto Public Library District
  • Blandinsville-Hire Public Library District
  • Bloomingdale Public Library
  • Bloomington Public Library
  • Blue Island Public Library
  • Blue Ridge Township Library
  • Bluffs Public Library
  • Bourbonnais Public Library District
  • Bradford Anderson Oglesby Public Library (Markham)
  • Bradford Public Library District
  • Bradley Public Library
  • Breese Public Library
  • Bridgeview Public Library
  • Brimfield Public Library
  • Broadview Public Library District
  • Brookfield Public Library
  • Brown County Public Library District (Mount Sterling)
  • Bryan-Bennett Library (Salem)
  • Bunker Hill Public Library
  • Bushnell Public Library
  • Byron Public Library District
  • Calumet City Public Library
  • Calumet Park Public Library
  • Camargo Township District Library
  • Cambridge Public Library District
  • Camp Point Public Library District
  • Carlinville Public Library
  • Carlock Public Library District
  • Carmi Public Library
  • Carnegie-Schuyler Library (Pana)
  • Carol Stream Public Library
  • Carrollton Public Library
  • Carterville Public Library
  • Carthage Public Library
  • Cary Area Public Library
  • Case-Halstead Public Library (Carlyle)
  • Casey Township Public Library
  • Caseyville Public Library District
  • Catlin Public Library District
  • Central Citizens Library District
  • Centralia Regional Library District
  • Chadwick Public Library District
  • Champaign Public Library
  • Charleston Carnegie Public Library
  • Chatham Area Public Library District
  • Chatsworth Township Library
  • Chenoa Public Library
  • Cherry Village Public Library District
  • Chicago Heights Public Library
  • Chicago Ridge Public Library
  • Chillicothe Public Library District
  • Chrisman Public Library
  • Cicero Public Library
  • Cissna Park Community Library District
  • Clarendon Hills Public Library
  • Clayton Public Library District
  • Clifton Public Library
  • Clinton Township Public Library
  • Clover Public Library District (Woodhull)
  • Coal City Public Library District
  • Colchester District Library
  • Coloma Township-Rock Falls Public Library
  • Colona District Public Library
  • Colona Library (Twin River District)
  • Columbia Public Library
  • Cook Memorial Public Library District
  • Cordova District Library
  • Cortland Community Library
  • Coulterville Public Library
  • Crab Orchard Public Library District
  • Creston Dement Library
  • Crestwood Public Library
  • Crete Public Library
  • Creve Coeur Public Library
  • Crystal Lake Public Library
  • Danvers Township Library
  • Danville Public Library
  • Daugherty Public Library District (Dupo)
  • Decatur Public Library
  • Deer Creek District Library
  • Deerfield Public Library
  • DeKalb Public Library
  • Des Plaines Public Library
  • Divernon Township Library
  • Dixmoor Public Library District
  • Dixon Public Library
  • Dodge Memorial Public Library
  • Dolton Public Library
  • Downers Grove Public Library
  • Doyle Public Library District
  • Dundee Township Public Library District
  • Dunlap Public Library District
  • DuQuoin Public Library
  • Earl Township Public Library
  • East Alton Public Library
  • East Dubuque Public Library
  • East Hazel Crest Library District
  • Edwardsville Public Library
  • Eisenhower Public Library (Harwood Heights)
  • El Paso Public Library
  • Ela Area Public Library (Lake Zurich)
  • Eldorado Memorial Public Library District
  • Elizabeth Titus Memorial Library (Sullivan)
  • Elk Grove Village Public Library
  • Elkhart Public Library
  • Ella Johnson Memorial Public Library
  • Elmhurst Public Library
  • Elmwood Park Public Library
  • Elwood Township Carnegie Library
  • Erie Public Library District
  • Eureka Public Library District
  • Evans Public Library (Vandalia)
  • Evanston Public Library
  • Evansville Public Library
  • Evergreen Park Public Library
  • Fairfield Public Library
  • Fairview Heights Public Library
  • Farmer City Public Library
  • Farmersville-Waggoner Public Library District
  • Flagg-Rochelle Public Library District
  • Flora Public Library
  • Flossmoor Public Library
  • Fondulac District Library (East Peoria)
  • Forest Park Public Library
  • Forest Township Public Library District
  • Forreston Public Library
  • Fossil Ridge Public Library (Braidwood)
  • Fountaindale Public Library District (Bolingbrook)
  • Fox Lake District Library
  • Fox River Grove Memorial Library
  • Frankfort Public Library District
  • Franklin Grove Public Library
  • Franklin Park Public Library District
  • Freeburg Area Library
  • Freeport Public Library
  • Fremont Public Library (Mundelein)
  • Friends Creek Township Library (Argenta)
  • Gail Borden Public Library (Elgin)
  • Galatia Public Library District
  • Galena Public Library District
  • Galva Public Library District
  • Geneseo Public Library District
  • Geneva Public Library
  • Genoa Public Library
  • Georgetown Public Library
  • Germantown Public Library District
  • Gilman-Danford Public Library District
  • Girard Township Library
  • Glen Carbon Public Library District
  • Glen Ellyn Public Library
  • Glencoe Public Library
  • Glenside Public Library District (Glendale Heights)
  • Glenview Public Library
  • Glenwood-Lynwood Public Library District
  • Goose Creek Township Library
  • Governor State University - University Library
  • Grand Prairie of the West Public Library District (Virden)
  • Grande Prairie Public Library (Hazel Crest)
  • Granite City Public Library District
  • Graves-Hume Public Library
  • Grayslake Area Public Library
  • Greater West Central Public Library District (Augusta)
  • Greater West Central Public Library District (Bowen)
  • Green Hills Public Library (Palos Hills)
  • Greenup Township Public Library
  • Griggsville Public Library
  • H.A. Peine Memorial Library (Minier)
  • Hamilton Public Library
  • Hanover Township Library
  • Harrisburg Public Library District
  • Harvard Diggins Library
  • Harvey Public Library District
  • Havana Public Library District
  • Helen M. Plum Memorial Library
  • Helen Matthes Library (Effingham)
  • Henry C. Adams Memorial Library (Prophetstown)
  • Herrick Township Public Library
  • Herrin City Library
  • Highland Park Public Library
  • Highwood Public Library
  • Hillsboro Public Library
  • Hillside Public Library
  • Hinsdale Public Library
  • Hodgkins Public Library
  • Homer Public Library
  • Homer Township Public Library District (Homer Glen)
  • Hometown Public Library
  • Homewood Public Library
  • Hoopeston Public Library District
  • Hope Welty Public Library (Cerro Gordo)
  • Huntley Area Public Library
  • Ida Public Library (Belvidere)
  • Indian Prairie Public Library
  • Indian Trails Public Library (Wheeling)
  • Ira C. Reed Public Library (Lafayette)
  • Itasca Community Library
  • Jacksonville Public Library
  • Jerseyville Public Library
  • Johnsburg Public Library District
  • Johnston City Public Library
  • Joliet Public Library
  • Jonesboro Public Library
  • Julia Hull District Library (Stillman Valley)
  • Justice Public Library District
  • Kaneville Public Library
  • Kansas Community Memorial Library
  • Kewanee Public Library
  • Kirkland Public Library
  • Kitchell Memorial Library (Morrisonville)
  • Knoxville Public Library
  • LaGrange Park Public Library District
  • Lake Bluff Public Library
  • Lake Forest Library
  • Lake Forest College Library
  • Lake Villa Public Library District
  • Lanark Public Library
  • Lansing Public Library
  • LaSalle Public Library
  • Leepertown Township Public Library (Bureau)
  • Lemont Public Library District
  • Lena Community District Library
  • Lewistown Carnegie Public Library District
  • Lexington Public Library District
  • Lillie M. Evans Library District (Princeville)
  • Limestone Township Library (Kankakee)
  • Lincoln Library (Springfield)
  • Lincoln Public Library District
  • Lincolnwood Public Library
  • Lisle Library District
  • Litchfield Public Library
  • Louis Latzer Memorial Public Library
  • Lovington Public Library District
  • Lyons Public Library
  • Mackinaw District Public Library
  • Macomb City Public Library
  • Mahomet Public Library District
  • Manhattan Public Library District
  • Manteno Public Library
  • Marengo Public Library District
  • Marion Carnegie Library
  • Marissa Area Public Library District
  • Marquette Heights Public Library
  • Marrowbone Public Library District (Bethany)
  • Marshall Public Library
  • Martin Township Public Library (Colfax)
  • Martinsville Public Library District
  • Mascoutah Public Library
  • Mason City Public Library
  • Matson Public Library (Princeton)
  • Matteson Public Library
  • Mattoon Public Library
  • Maywood Public Library District
  • McCook Public Library District
  • McCoy Memorial Library (McLeansboro)
  • McHenry Public Library District
  • McHenry-Nunda Public Library
  • Melrose Park Public Library
  • Melvin Public Library
  • Mercer Carnegie Public Library District (Aledo)
  • Messenger Public Library of North Aurora
  • Metropolis Public Library
  • Midlothian Public Library
  • Milford District Library
  • Mills & Petrie Memorial Library (Ashton)
  • Mokena Community Public Library
  • Moline Public Library
  • Moore Memorial Library District (Hillsdale)
  • Morris Area Public Library District
  • Morrison & Mary Wiley Library (Elmwood)
  • Morrison-Talbott Public Library (Waterloo)
  • Morton Public Library
  • Morton Grove Public Library
  • Mount Carmel Public Library
  • Mount Carroll Township Public Library
  • Mount Hope- Funks Grove Township Library District (McLean)
  • Mount Olive Public Library
  • Mount Prospect Public Library
  • Mount Zion Public Library
  • Moweaqua Public Library
  • Moyer District Library (Gibson City)
  • Nancy L. McConathy Public Library (Sauk Village)
  • Naperville Public Library: Nichols Library
  • Nashville Public Library
  • Nauvoo Public Library
  • Neponset Public Library
  • New Athens District Library
  • Newman Regional Library District
  • Niles Public Library District
  • Nippersink Public Library District
  • Normal Public Library
  • Norris City Memorial Public Library District
  • North Chicago Public Library
  • North Riverside Public Library
  • North Suburban District Library (Loves Park)
  • North Suburban District Library (Roscoe)
  • Northbrook Public Library
  • Northlake Public Library District
  • Oak Brook Public Library
  • Oak Lawn Public Library
  • Oak Park Public Library
  • Oakwood Public Library District
  • Odell Public Library (Morrison)
  • O’Fallon Public Library
  • Ogden Rose Library
  • Oglesby Public Library District
  • Olney Carnegie Library
  • Onarga Public Library District
  • Oregon Public Library
  • Orland Hills Public Library District
  • Orland Park Public Library
  • Oswego Public Library District
  • Palatine Public Library District
  • Palestine Public Library
  • Palos Heights Public Library
  • Palos Park Public Library
  • Pankhurst Memorial Library (Amboy)
  • Paris Carnegie Public Library
  • Park Forest Public Library
  • Parlin-Ingersoll Public Library (Canton)
  • Pawnee Public Library
  • Paxton Carnegie Library
  • Pecatonica Public Library
  • Pekin Public Library
  • Pembroke Public Library District (Hopkins Park)
  • Peoria Heights Public Library
  • Peoria Public Library
  • Peotone Public Library District
  • Peru Public Library
  • Petersburg Public Library
  • Philo Public Library District
  • Phoenix Public Library District
  • Pinckneyville Public Library
  • Piper City Public Library District
  • Pittsfield Public Library
  • Plainfield Public Library District
  • Plano Community Library District
  • Polo Public Library District (Mason)
  • Poplar Creek Public Library District (Streamwood)
  • Posen Public Library
  • Prairie Creek Public Library District (Dwight)
  • Prairie Skies Public Library District (Ashland)
  • Prairie Trails Public Library (Burbank)
  • Prospect Heights Public Library
  • Putnam County Public Library
  • Quincy Public Library
  • Rantoul Public Library
  • Red Bud Public Library
  • Reddick Public Library District (Ottawa)
  • Richton Park Public Library
  • River Forest Public Library
  • River Grove Public Library District
  • River Valley District Library (Port Byron)
  • Riverdale Public Library District
  • Riverside Public Library
  • Riverton Village Library
  • Robinson Public Library District
  • Rochester Public Library
  • Rock Island Public Library
  • Rockford Public Library
  • Rolling Meadows Library
  • Roodhouse Public Library
  • Roselle Public Library
  • Rosiclare Memorial Public Library
  • Round Lake Area Public Library
  • Roxana Public Library District
  • Rural Woodstock Public Library District
  • Rushville Public Library
  • St. Charles Public Library
  • Saint Elmo Public Library
  • Saint Joseph Township Swearingen Memorial Library
  • Salem Township Free Public Library (Yates City)
  • Sallie Logan Public Library (Murphysboro)
  • Sandwich District Library
  • Savanna Public Library District
  • Schaumburg Township District Library
  • Schiller Park Public Library
  • Selby Township Library District (Depue)
  • Seneca Public Library District
  • Shawneetown Public Library
  • Sheffield Public Library
  • Sheldon Public Libary District
  • Sherman Public Library
  • Shorewood-Troy Public Library District
  • Sidell District Library
  • Sidney Community Library
  • Silvis Public Library
  • Somonauk Public Library
  • South Beloit Public Library
  • South County Public Library District (Brussels)
  • South Holland Public Library
  • Sparta Public Library
  • Spoon River Public Library District (Cuba)
  • Squaw Grove Public Library District (Hinckley)
  • Staunton Public Library
  • Steeleville Public Library
  • Steger-South Chicago Heights Public Library
  • Sterling Public Library
  • Stickney- Forest View Public Library District
  • Stinson Memorial Public Library District (Anna)
  • Stonington Township Public Library
  • Streator Public Library
  • Sugar Grove Public Library
  • Summit Public Library District
  • Sycamore Public Library
  • Talcott Free Library District (Rockton)
  • Taylorville Public Library
  • Thomas Ford Memorial Library
  • Thornton Public Library
  • Three Rivers Library District (Channahon)
  • Three Rivers Public Library (Minooka)
  • Tinley Park Public Library
  • Tiskilwa Public Library
  • Tolono Public Library District
  • Toluca Public Library District
  • Toulon Public Library District
  • Town & Country Public Library (Elburn)
  • Tremont District Library
  • Trenton Public Library
  • Tri-Township Public Library District
  • Tuscola Public Library
  • Urbana Free Library
  • Utica Public Library
  • Valmeyer Public Library District
  • Vance Township Library ( Fairmont)
  • Vernon Area Public Library
  • Villa Park Public Library
  • Viola Public Library District
  • Warren County Public Library (Monmouth)
  • Warren-Newport Public Library (Gurnee)
  • Warrenville Public Library District
  • Warsaw Public Library
  • Watseka Public Library
  • Wauconda Area Public Library
  • Waukegan Public Library
  • West Chicago Public Library
  • West Union District Library
  • Westchester Public Library
  • Westmont Public Library
  • Westville Public Library District
  • Wheaton Public Library
  • White Oak Library District
  • William Leonard Public Library District (Robbins)
  • Willow Branch Township Library (Cisco)
  • Wilmette Public Library
  • Wilmington Public Library
  • Winchester Public Library
  • Windsor Storm Memorial Public Library District
  • Winfield Public Library
  • Winnetka-Northfield Public Library District
  • Woodridge Public Library
  • Woodstock Public Library
  • Worth Public Library District
  • York Township Public Library
  • Yorkville Public Library
  • Zion-Benton Public Library