Public Library Nonresident Card Participation

The board of each public library in RAILS is required by Illinois law to decide annually whether your library will participate in the state's nonresident fee program, and to inform us about the board's action within 30 days. Nothing in the statute or administrative rules requires a public library to participate in the nonresident library card reciprocal borrowing program of a regional library system.

Library directors and other designated staff can fulfill this requirement by updating your nonresident card participation and fee information in the Library Learning (L2) directory. Once logged into L2, search and select your library in the directory. Click on the purple hyperlink above your library's name, select the "edit" tab, and scroll down to the expandable non-resident section. After you have made your changes, scroll down and select "save."

You can go directly to your library's L2 profile by clicking your library's name in the list below.

You do not need to send us a copy of your nonresident card resolution or ordinance.

For more information about the Illinois public library nonresident services program, see the Illinois State Library's website.

Library Name Participant Fee Details
Acorn Public Library District
Board Action: June 9, 2021
Effective Date: July 1, 2021
Participating General mathematical formula
$87.00
Addison Public Library
Board Action: March 17, 2020
Effective Date: May 1, 2020
Participating Mixed fee structure
Tax bill method is used for non-resident property owners. Non-resident renters are charged 15% of their monthly rent.
Algonquin Area Public Library District
Board Action: May 26, 2021
Effective Date: May 27, 2021
Not Applicable No unserved areas are adjacent to the library taxing area
Allin Township Library Not Applicable No unserved areas are adjacent to the library taxing area
Alpha Park Public Library District
Board Action: March 31, 2021
Effective Date: March 31, 2022
Participating General mathematical formula
$100.00
Alsip-Merrionette Park Public Library District
Board Action: June 11, 2019
Effective Date: July 1, 2019
Not Applicable No unserved areas are adjacent to the library taxing area
Andalusia Township Library
Board Action: June 11, 2020
Effective Date: June 11, 2020
Participating General mathematical formula
$66.00
Annawan-Alba Township Library
Board Action: October 6, 2020
Effective Date: October 6, 2020
Participating General mathematical formula
$109.00
Antioch Public Library District
Board Action: May 26, 2020
Effective Date: July 1, 2020
Participating General mathematical formula
$331.00
Arlington Heights Memorial Library
Board Action: June 16, 2020
Effective Date: July 1, 2020
Participating General mathematical formula
$447.00
Astoria Public Library District
Board Action: June 16, 2014
Effective Date: June 16, 2014
Participating General mathematical formula
$46.00
Atkinson Public Library District
Board Action: June 12, 2020
Effective Date: June 12, 2020
Participating General mathematical formula
$100.00
Atlanta Public Library District
Board Action: June 25, 2020
Effective Date: July 1, 2020
Participating General mathematical formula
Aurora Public Library District
Board Action: May 26, 2021
Effective Date: July 1, 2021
Participating General mathematical formula
$232.00
Ayer Public Library District
Board Action: June 3, 2020
Effective Date: July 1, 2020
Participating General mathematical formula
$150.00
Barrington Public Library District
Board Action: June 14, 2020
Effective Date: June 14, 2020
Participating Tax bill method
Barry Public Library
Board Action: May 2, 2019
Effective Date: May 2, 2019
Participating General mathematical formula
$70.00
Bartlett Public Library District
Board Action: July 20, 2020
Effective Date: July 1, 2020
Participating Tax bill method
Batavia Public Library District
Board Action: May 18, 2021
Effective Date: July 1, 2021
Participating Mixed fee structure
Tax Bill Method for eligible non-residents who own taxable property outside the District or lease or rent their primary residence. General Mathematical Formula ($457.00) for special circumstances regarding eligible non-residents.
Beardstown Houston Memorial Public Library
Board Action: April 3, 2017
Effective Date: April 4, 2017
Participating General mathematical formula
$50.00
Bedford Park Public Library District
Board Action: June 10, 2019
Effective Date: June 10, 2019
Not Applicable No unserved areas are adjacent to the library taxing area
Beecher Community Library District
Board Action: June 18, 2019
Effective Date: June 18, 2019
Participating General mathematical formula
$136.00
Bellwood Public Library
Board Action: June 9, 2020
Effective Date: June 1, 2020
Not Applicable No unserved areas are adjacent to the library taxing area
Bensenville Community Public Library District
Board Action: June 22, 2020
Effective Date: July 1, 2020
Participating Tax bill method
Berkeley Public Library
Board Action: August 26, 2020
Effective Date: August 27, 2020
Participating General mathematical formula
$215.00
Bertolet Memorial Library District
Board Action: April 12, 2021
Effective Date: July 1, 2021
Participating General mathematical formula
$55.00
Berwyn Public Library
Board Action: September 19, 2016
Effective Date: September 20, 2016
Participating Tax bill method
Blandinsville-Hire Library District
Board Action: February 20, 2020
Effective Date: July 1, 2021
Participating General mathematical formula
$83.00
Bloomingdale Public Library
Board Action: April 8, 2020
Effective Date: May 1, 2020
Participating Tax bill method
Bloomington Public Library
Board Action: June 15, 2021
Effective Date: July 1, 2021
Participating Tax bill method
Blue Island Public Library
Board Action: January 20, 2021
Effective Date: January 20, 2021
Participating General mathematical formula
$145.00
Bluffs Public Library
Board Action: May 28, 2019
Effective Date: June 1, 2019
Participating General mathematical formula
$25.00
Bond Public Library
Board Action: October 13, 2020
Effective Date: October 13, 2020
Participating General mathematical formula
$36.00
Bourbonnais Public Library District
Board Action: June 21, 2021
Effective Date: July 1, 2021
Not Applicable No unserved areas are adjacent to the library taxing area
Bradford Public Library District
Board Action: July 20, 2020
Effective Date: July 21, 2020
Participating General mathematical formula
$135.00
Bradley Public Library District
Board Action: May 20, 2020
Effective Date: June 1, 2020
Participating General mathematical formula
$155.00
Bridgeview Public Library
Board Action: August 10, 2020
Effective Date: August 10, 2020
Participating General mathematical formula
$236.00
Brimfield Public Library District
Board Action: March 15, 2021
Effective Date: March 15, 2021
Participating General mathematical formula
$130.00
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Broadview Public Library District
Board Action: June 24, 2021
Effective Date: June 24, 2021
Participating Tax bill method
Brookfield Public Library
Board Action: December 16, 2020
Effective Date: January 1, 2021
Participating Tax bill method
Tax Bill Method
Brown County Public Library District
Board Action: June 16, 2021
Effective Date: July 1, 2021
Participating General mathematical formula
$64.00
Bushnell Public Library District
Board Action: June 25, 2019
Effective Date: July 1, 2019
Participating General mathematical formula
$40.00
Byron Public Library District
Board Action: June 12, 2019
Effective Date: July 1, 2019
Participating Tax bill method
Calumet City Public Library
Board Action: June 17, 2021
Effective Date: July 1, 2021
Participating General mathematical formula
$100.00
Village of Burnham covers the annual cost for their residents via Library billing.
Calumet Park Public Library
Board Action: June 6, 2019
Effective Date: June 6, 2019
Participating Tax bill method
Cambridge Public Library District
Board Action: May 13, 2020
Effective Date: July 1, 2020
Participating General mathematical formula
$200.00
Camp Point Public Library District
Board Action: July 25, 2020
Effective Date: July 1, 2020
Participating General mathematical formula
$43.12
Carlock Public Library District
Board Action: February 19, 2021
Effective Date: February 19, 2021
Not Applicable No unserved areas are adjacent to the library taxing area
Carol Stream Public Library
Board Action: June 17, 2020
Effective Date: May 1, 2020
Participating Tax bill method
Carthage Public Library District
Board Action: June 8, 2020
Effective Date: July 1, 2020
Participating General mathematical formula
$140.00
Cary Area Public Library District
Board Action: June 10, 2021
Effective Date: July 1, 2021
Participating Tax bill method
Chadwick Public Library District
Board Action: June 8, 2021
Effective Date: June 9, 2021
Participating General mathematical formula
$65.00
Charles B. Phillips Public Library District
Board Action: June 11, 2019
Effective Date: July 1, 2019
Participating General mathematical formula
$140.00
Chatsworth Township Library
Board Action: June 12, 2019
Effective Date: June 12, 2019
Participating General mathematical formula
$75.00
Chenoa Public Library District
Board Action: June 20, 2019
Effective Date: June 20, 2019
Participating General mathematical formula
$158.00
Cherry Valley Public Library District
Board Action: June 16, 2020
Effective Date: July 1, 2020
Participating General mathematical formula
$164.00
Chicago Heights Public Library
Board Action: June 25, 2019
Effective Date: July 1, 2019
Participating General mathematical formula
$98.00
Chicago Ridge Public Library
Board Action: June 8, 2020
Effective Date: June 1, 2020
Participating General mathematical formula
$238.38
Chillicothe Public Library District
Board Action: June 30, 2020
Effective Date: July 1, 2021
Participating General mathematical formula
$161.00
Cicero Public Library
Board Action: June 10, 2019
Effective Date: June 11, 2019
Not Applicable No unserved areas are adjacent to the library taxing area
Clarendon Hills Public Library
Board Action: June 16, 2020
Effective Date: July 1, 2020
Participating General mathematical formula
$240.00
Clayton Public Library District
Board Action: June 16, 2020
Effective Date: July 1, 2020
Participating General mathematical formula
$75.00
Clinton Township Public Library
Board Action: December 2, 2019
Effective Date: January 1, 2020
Participating General mathematical formula
$134.00
Clover Public Library District
Board Action: May 20, 2020
Effective Date: July 1, 2020
Participating General mathematical formula
$157.00
Coal City Public Library District
Board Action: June 9, 2020
Effective Date: June 9, 2020
Participating Mixed fee structure
The tax bill method will be used for property owners. Renters will pay 15% of their monthly rent.
Colchester District Library
Board Action: June 1, 2020
Effective Date: July 1, 2020
Participating General mathematical formula
$45.00
Colona District Public Library
Board Action: May 11, 2021
Effective Date: July 1, 2021
Participating General mathematical formula
$114.00
Cook Memorial Public Library District
Board Action: June 15, 2021
Effective Date: July 1, 2021
Participating General mathematical formula
$423.00
Cordova District Library
Board Action: May 14, 2020
Effective Date: May 14, 2020
Participating Mixed fee structure
If the non-resident is a property owner, the tax bill method will be used to calculate the annual non-resident fee. If the non-resident is a renter, 15% of the monthly rent will be used to calculate the annual non-resident fee.
Cortland Community Library
Board Action: June 17, 2020
Effective Date: June 17, 2020
Participating Mixed fee structure
Tax rate method for homeowners and a 15% method for renters.
Creston-Dement Public Library District
Board Action: July 21, 2020
Effective Date: July 21, 2020
Participating General mathematical formula
$115.00
Crestwood Public Library District
Board Action: May 20, 2019
Effective Date: July 1, 2019
Participating General mathematical formula
$125.00
Crete Public Library District
Board Action: June 17, 2020
Effective Date: July 1, 2020
Participating Tax bill method
Creve Coeur Public Library District
Board Action: June 10, 2020
Effective Date: July 1, 2020
Participating General mathematical formula
$63.00
Crystal Lake Public Library
Board Action: June 17, 2020
Effective Date: July 1, 2020
Participating Tax bill method
Danvers Township Library
Board Action: July 14, 2021
Effective Date: July 14, 2021
Participating General mathematical formula
$147.00
Deer Creek District Library
Board Action: July 13, 2020
Effective Date: July 13, 2020
Participating General mathematical formula
$157.00
Deerfield Public Library
Board Action: April 21, 2021
Effective Date: May 1, 2021
Participating Tax bill method
DeKalb Public Library
Board Action: October 14, 2020
Effective Date: January 1, 2020
Participating General mathematical formula
$135.00
Des Plaines Public Library
Board Action: June 18, 2020
Effective Date: July 1, 2020
Participating General mathematical formula
$278.00
Dixon Public Library
Board Action: June 8, 2020
Effective Date: January 1, 2021
Participating General mathematical formula
$75.00
Dolton Public Library District
Board Action: July 27, 2020
Effective Date: July 27, 2020
Participating General mathematical formula
$112.00
Dominy Memorial Library
Board Action: May 26, 2021
Effective Date: January 1, 2022
Participating General mathematical formula
$83.00
2021 Fee is $77. 2022 Fee is $83.
Downers Grove Public Library
Board Action: July 22, 2020
Effective Date: August 1, 2020
Participating General mathematical formula
$282.00
Dunlap Public Library District
Board Action: June 28, 2021
Effective Date: July 1, 2021
Not Applicable No unserved areas are adjacent to the library taxing area
Earlville Public Library District
Board Action: May 21, 2019
Effective Date: July 1, 2019
Participating General mathematical formula
$136.00
East Dubuque District Library
Board Action: August 19, 2020
Effective Date: August 19, 2020
Participating General mathematical formula
$147.00
East Hazel Crest Library District Not Applicable Contracts for service from another library
East Moline Public Library
Board Action: June 20, 2020
Effective Date: June 20, 2020
Participating General mathematical formula
$75.00
Edward Chipman Public Library
Board Action: February 23, 2021
Effective Date: February 23, 2021
Participating General mathematical formula
$50.00
Edwards River Public Library District
Board Action: June 16, 2020
Effective Date: July 1, 2020
Participating General mathematical formula
$75.00
Eisenhower Public Library District
Board Action: June 20, 2019
Effective Date: July 1, 2019
Participating Tax bill method
El Paso District Library
Board Action: June 4, 2019
Effective Date: June 4, 2019
Not Applicable No unserved areas are adjacent to the library taxing area
Ela Area Public Library District
Board Action: May 18, 2021
Effective Date: May 18, 2021
Not Applicable No unserved areas are adjacent to the library taxing area
Elizabeth Township Public Library
Board Action: July 16, 2020
Effective Date: April 1, 2020
Participating General mathematical formula
$60.00
Elk Grove Village Public Library
Board Action: October 6, 2020
Effective Date: October 6, 2020
Participating Mixed fee structure
Tax bill method is used for non-resident property owners. Non-resident renters are charged 15% of their monthly rent.
Ella Johnson Memorial Public Library District
Board Action: May 24, 2021
Effective Date: June 1, 2021
Participating Tax bill method
Elmhurst Public Library
Board Action: December 17, 2019
Effective Date: December 17, 2019
Participating Tax bill method
Elmwood Park Public Library
Board Action: May 21, 2020
Effective Date: May 21, 2020
Participating General mathematical formula
$183.00
Erie Public Library District
Board Action: January 19, 2021
Effective Date: January 11, 2021
Participating General mathematical formula
$100.00