About your Library Card

Where you can use your card:

  • at Sycamore  Public Library, your home library
  • at many libraries in Illinois 

You are responsible for all materials borrowed on your card.

  • Report any lost or damaged materials promptly.
  • Lost or Stolen Cards: Notify the library immediately if your card is lost or stolen; a lost or damaged card can be replaced.

    To replace a library card:

    • Present two forms of identification with your name and current address to the Circulation Desk.
    • Pay $1.00 replacement fee.

*If you move, be sure to notify SPL of your new address.

How to Get a Library Card

Residents of Sycamore:

  • Present two forms of identification that include your name and current address. (One should be a picture ID).
  • Acceptable Documents to Verify Residency are:
Photo ID to Establish Identity

One ID from this column*


Document with Current Elmhurst Home Address (no PO Box) to Establish Residency

One (or two*) current ID from this column

  • Drivers License
  • State ID
  • School ID
  • Lease
  • Insurance Card (Must have preprinted address)
  • Preprinted Check
  • Utility Bill (Must be issued within the last 2 months)
  • Vehicle Registration
  • Pay Stub (Must be issued within the last 2 months)
  • Fishing License
  • Report Card
  • School Schedule
  • City Car Sticker Application
*If this ID does not show current address, TWO items from the second column are required.