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, view your library's profile and click the "Edit nonresident card status" link in the right-hand sidebar. 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, including a series of memoranda that answer questions about specific nonresident issues, see the Illinois State Library's website.

Library Name Participant Fee Details
Illinois Prairie District Public Library
Board Action: June 6, 2017
Effective Date: July 1, 2017
Participating General mathematical formula
$160.00
Illinois Prairie District Public Library
Board Action: June 6, 2017
Effective Date: July 1, 2017
Participating General mathematical formula
$160.00
Illinois Prairie District Public Library
Board Action: June 6, 2017
Effective Date: July 1, 2017
Participating General mathematical formula
$160.00
Indian Prairie Public Library District
Board Action: April 18, 2018
Effective Date: July 1, 2018
Participating General mathematical formula
$201.00
Indian Trails Public Library District
Board Action: June 15, 2016
Effective Date: June 15, 2016
Participating General mathematical formula
$245.00
Indian Trails Public Library District
Board Action: June 15, 2016
Effective Date: June 15, 2016
Participating General mathematical formula
$245.00
Ira C. Reed Public Library Not Applicable No unserved areas are adjacent to the library taxing area
Itasca Community Library
Board Action: April 17, 2018
Effective Date: May 1, 2018
Participating Tax bill method
Jacksonville Public Library
Board Action: July 10, 2017
Effective Date: July 10, 2017
Participating General mathematical formula
$60.00
John Mosser Public Library District
Board Action: June 12, 2018
Effective Date: July 1, 2018
Participating General mathematical formula
$45.00
Johnsburg Public Library District
Board Action: June 12, 2018
Effective Date: July 1, 2018
Participating General mathematical formula
$140.00
Joliet Public Library
Board Action: June 21, 2018
Effective Date: July 1, 2019
Participating General mathematical formula
$115.00
Joliet Public Library
Board Action: June 21, 2018
Effective Date: July 1, 2019
Participating General mathematical formula
$115.00
Julia Hull District Library
Board Action: April 16, 2018
Effective Date: April 17, 2018
Participating Tax bill method
Justice Public Library District
Board Action: May 21, 2018
Effective Date: May 21, 2018
Participating General mathematical formula
$66.92
Kaneville Public Library District
Board Action: July 8, 2014
Effective Date: July 1, 2014
Participating General mathematical formula
$150.00
Kankakee Public Library
Board Action: June 18, 2013
Effective Date: June 17, 2014
Participating General mathematical formula
$180.00
Kenilworth Public Library District Not Applicable Contracts for service from another library
Kewanee Public Library District
Board Action: May 14, 2018
Effective Date: July 1, 2018
Participating General mathematical formula
$230.00
Kirkland Public Library
Board Action: April 9, 2013
Effective Date: May 1, 2013
Participating General mathematical formula
$90.00
Knoxville Public Library
Board Action: June 5, 2018
Effective Date: June 5, 2018
Participating General mathematical formula
$35.00
Lacon Public Library District
Board Action: May 14, 2018
Effective Date: July 1, 2018
Participating General mathematical formula
$72.00
Ladd Public Library District
Board Action: May 11, 2015
Effective Date: May 11, 2015
Participating General mathematical formula
$55.00
LaGrange Park Public Library District
Board Action: June 26, 2018
Effective Date: July 1, 2018
Not Applicable No unserved areas are adjacent to the library taxing area
LaGrange Public Library
Board Action: May 15, 2018
Effective Date: July 1, 2018
Participating Tax bill method
LaHarpe Carnegie Public Library District
Board Action: January 12, 2016
Effective Date: April 1, 2016
Participating General mathematical formula
$73.00
Lake Bluff Public Library
Board Action: April 24, 2018
Effective Date: July 1, 2018
Participating Tax bill method
Lake Forest Library
Board Action: May 8, 2018
Effective Date: May 8, 2019
Participating General mathematical formula
$602.15
Lake Villa Public Library District
Board Action: June 11, 2018
Effective Date: July 1, 2018
Participating General mathematical formula
$372.00
LaMoille-Clarion Public Library District
Board Action: June 19, 2017
Effective Date: July 1, 2017
Participating General mathematical formula
$75.00
Lanark Public Library
Board Action: July 10, 2018
Effective Date: July 11, 2018
Participating General mathematical formula
$50.00
Lansing Public Library
Board Action: May 17, 2018
Effective Date: May 18, 2018
Participating General mathematical formula
$208.00
LaSalle Public Library
Board Action: April 25, 2018
Effective Date: May 1, 2018
Participating General mathematical formula
$55.00
Leepertown Township Public Library
Board Action: April 1, 2013
Effective Date: April 1, 2013
Non-Participating Does not offer nonresident cards
Lemont Public Library District
Board Action: May 9, 2017
Effective Date: July 1, 2017
Participating General mathematical formula
$191.00
Lena Community District Library
Board Action: May 10, 2016
Effective Date: May 10, 2016
Participating General mathematical formula
$77.00
Lewistown Carnegie Public Library District
Board Action: June 18, 2018
Effective Date: July 1, 2018
Participating General mathematical formula
$61.00
Lexington Public Library District
Board Action: June 19, 2018
Effective Date: July 1, 2018
Participating General mathematical formula
$160.61
Lillie M. Evans Library District
Board Action: May 10, 2018
Effective Date: July 1, 2018
Participating Tax bill method
Limestone Township Library District
Board Action: June 21, 2018
Effective Date: July 1, 2018
Participating General mathematical formula
$120.00
Lincolnwood Public Library District
Board Action: June 25, 2018
Effective Date: July 1, 2018
Not Applicable No unserved areas are adjacent to the library taxing area
Lisle Library District
Board Action: June 13, 2018
Effective Date: July 1, 2018
Participating Tax bill method
Lostant Community Library
Board Action: June 6, 2013
Effective Date: July 1, 2013
Participating General mathematical formula
$35.00
Lyons Public Library
Board Action: January 14, 2014
Effective Date: January 14, 2014
Participating General mathematical formula
$150.00
M-C River Valley Public Library District
Board Action: June 26, 2014
Effective Date: July 1, 2014
Participating General mathematical formula
$50.00
Mackinaw District Public Library
Board Action: June 10, 2018
Effective Date: June 10, 2018
Participating General mathematical formula
$95.00
Macomb Public Library District
Board Action: April 17, 2018
Effective Date: July 1, 2018
Participating General mathematical formula
$60.00
Malta Township Public Library
Board Action: April 10, 2018
Effective Date: May 1, 2018
Participating General mathematical formula
$214.00
Manhattan-Elwood Public Library District
Board Action: May 21, 2018
Effective Date: May 21, 2018
Participating Tax bill method
Manteno Public Library District
Board Action: May 17, 2018
Effective Date: July 1, 2018
Participating General mathematical formula
$171.84
Maple Park Public Library District
Board Action: May 10, 2018
Effective Date: July 1, 2018
Participating General mathematical formula
$75.00
Maquon Public Library District
Board Action: September 11, 2012
Effective Date: October 15, 2013
Participating Mixed fee structure
Marengo-Union Public Library District
Board Action: August 27, 2013
Effective Date: August 27, 2013
Participating General mathematical formula
$120.00
Markham Public Library
Board Action: May 24, 2017
Effective Date: July 1, 2017
Participating Mixed fee structure
Markham Public Library
Board Action: May 24, 2017
Effective Date: July 1, 2017
Participating Mixed fee structure
Marquette Heights Public Library
Board Action: April 17, 2017
Effective Date: July 1, 2017
Participating General mathematical formula
$62.00
Marseilles Public Library Not Applicable No unserved areas are adjacent to the library taxing area
Martin Township Public Library
Board Action: June 11, 2018
Effective Date: July 1, 2018
Participating General mathematical formula
$75.00
Mason Memorial Public Library
Board Action: May 9, 2017
Effective Date: May 9, 2017
Participating General mathematical formula
$20.00
Matteson Area Public Library District
Board Action: May 15, 2018
Effective Date: July 1, 2018
Participating Mixed fee structure
Use a tax bill method for some nonresidents (property owners) and a flat fee or % method for others (renters or new construction)
Maywood Public Library District
Board Action: June 6, 2018
Effective Date: July 1, 2018
Participating General mathematical formula
$240.00
McCook Public Library District
Board Action: June 13, 2016
Effective Date: July 1, 2016
Participating Mixed fee structure
For property owners, fee is based on the EVA number x the tax bill rate. For renters, the fee is 15% of the monthly rent bill.
McHenry Public Library District
Board Action: June 16, 2015
Effective Date: August 1, 2015
Participating General mathematical formula
$205.00
Melrose Park Public Library
Board Action: March 6, 2018
Effective Date: April 1, 2018
Participating General mathematical formula
$500.00
Mercer Carnegie Public Library District
Board Action: June 19, 2018
Effective Date: July 1, 2018
Participating General mathematical formula
$75.00
Messenger Public Library of North Aurora
Board Action: May 10, 2018
Effective Date: June 1, 2018
Participating Tax bill method
Midlothian Public Library
Board Action: April 17, 2018
Effective Date: May 1, 2018
Participating General mathematical formula
$240.50
Milan-Blackhawk Area Public Library District Not Applicable Contracts for service from another library
Milledgeville Public Library
Board Action: June 8, 2015
Effective Date: July 1, 2015
Participating General mathematical formula
$50.00
Mills & Petrie Memorial Library and Gymnasium
Board Action: April 23, 2018
Effective Date: May 1, 2018
Participating General mathematical formula
$40.00
Mineral-Gold Public Library District
Board Action: May 7, 2018
Effective Date: June 1, 2018
Participating General mathematical formula
$125.00
Mokena Community Public Library District
Board Action: June 26, 2018
Effective Date: July 1, 2018
Participating Tax bill method
Moline Public Library
Board Action: January 11, 2018
Effective Date: January 11, 2018
Participating General mathematical formula
$156.00
Moore Memorial Library District
Board Action: July 1, 2015
Effective Date: July 1, 2015
Participating General mathematical formula
$75.95
Morris Area Public Library District
Board Action: May 14, 2018
Effective Date: May 14, 2018
Participating General mathematical formula
$104.00
Morrison & Mary Wiley Library
Board Action: May 8, 2018
Effective Date: July 1, 2018
Participating General mathematical formula
$132.08
Morton Grove Public Library
Board Action: June 14, 2018
Effective Date: June 15, 2018
Participating General mathematical formula
$395.28
Morton Public Library District
Board Action: May 9, 2018
Effective Date: September 1, 2018
Participating General mathematical formula
$130.00
Mount Carroll District Library
Board Action: September 13, 2017
Effective Date: September 13, 2017
Not Applicable No unserved areas are adjacent to the library taxing area
Mount Hope-Funk's Grove Townships Public Library District
Board Action: May 16, 2016
Effective Date: July 1, 2016
Participating General mathematical formula
$175.00
Mount Morris Public Library
Board Action: May 16, 2018
Effective Date: May 16, 2018
Participating General mathematical formula
$52.00
Mount Prospect Public Library
Board Action: February 15, 2018
Effective Date: March 1, 2018
Participating General mathematical formula
$540.00
Mount Prospect Public Library
Board Action: February 15, 2018
Effective Date: March 1, 2018
Participating General mathematical formula
$540.00
Nancy L. McConathy Public Library District
Board Action: June 9, 2018
Effective Date: July 1, 2018
Participating General mathematical formula
$85.00
Naperville Public Library
Board Action: May 20, 2015
Effective Date: June 1, 2015
Participating Tax bill method
Naperville Public Library
Board Action: May 20, 2015
Effective Date: June 1, 2015
Participating Tax bill method
Naperville Public Library
Board Action: May 20, 2015
Effective Date: June 1, 2015
Participating Tax bill method
Nauvoo Public Library
Board Action: May 21, 2018
Effective Date: May 22, 2018
Participating General mathematical formula
$84.00
Neponset Public Library
Board Action: April 1, 2018
Effective Date: March 31, 2019
Participating General mathematical formula
$67.56
New Lenox Public Library District
Board Action: May 14, 2018
Effective Date: July 1, 2018
Participating General mathematical formula
$218.00
New Windsor Public Library District
Board Action: June 15, 2016
Effective Date: July 1, 2016
Participating General mathematical formula
$60.00
Niles-Maine District Library
Board Action: June 21, 2017
Effective Date: June 21, 2017
Participating General mathematical formula
$261.00
Nippersink Public Library District
Board Action: June 12, 2018
Effective Date: July 1, 2018
Participating General mathematical formula
$177.50
Normal Public Library
Board Action: May 30, 2018
Effective Date: July 1, 2018
Participating General mathematical formula
$183.00
North Chicago Public Library
Board Action: May 1, 2014
Effective Date: May 1, 2014
Participating General mathematical formula
$50.00
North Chicago Public Library
Board Action: May 1, 2014
Effective Date: May 1, 2014
Participating General mathematical formula
$50.00
North Pike District Library Not Applicable No unserved areas are adjacent to the library taxing area
North Riverside Public Library District
Board Action: May 21, 2018
Effective Date: July 1, 2018
Participating Tax bill method
North Suburban Public Library District
Board Action: March 15, 2018
Effective Date: July 1, 2019
Participating General mathematical formula
$125.00
North Suburban Public Library District
Board Action: March 15, 2018
Effective Date: July 1, 2019
Participating General mathematical formula
$125.00