Library Cards and Borrowing

YOUR LIBRARY CARD
To obtain or renew your card, you will need to present photo identification and proof of current address inside the city limits of Marion. A driver’s license is preferred.

Children ages 5 to 15 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian to apply for a library card. The parent or legal guardian must present his or her photo identification and proof of current address inside the city limits of Marion. A driver’s license is preferred.

Your card is not transferable to any other person.  We will issue a separate card to each person in your household. We strongly encourage you not to allow others to use your card. You are responsible for all charges on your library card.

If your card is lost you will be charged $1 to replace it.

Your Marion Carnegie Library card is valid for three years. We will verify your address every year and renew your card every three years. If you move outside of the city limits, you will need to purchase a non-resident card.


PROPERTY OWNER CARD
If you live outside the city limits of Marion, but own property inside the city limits, you are entitled to receive a library card. You must present your photo identification and the current year’s tax bill for the property. You must renew your card yearly.

 

NON-RESIDENT CARD
If you live outside Marion’s city limits you are not taxed for library service. Illinois state law requires (75 ILCS 5 Illinois Local Library Act) that you pay a non-resident fee (a tax substitute fee).  This fee entitles you to a card for each member of your household. 

1 year non-resident card $140.00



RECIPROCAL PATRON CARD
Reciprocal patrons are those from Illinois libraries that do not use the online card catalog system.  To receive a reciprocal card, you must present a valid card from your home library and a photo ID. You are allowed modified privileges that include:

· Check out limit of ten items.

· One request at a time may be placed for an item from another library.

· No PIN will be issued, so a guest pass is needed to access the library’s computers

  

TEMPORARY CARD
Temporary cards are issued to Marion residents that are living in transitional housing. Your cards may be renewed every three months.  You are allowed modified privileges that include:

· Check out limit to three items.

· One request at a time may be placed for an item from another library.

· A PIN will be issued to allow access to the library’s computers.


LOAN PERIODS
You may check out up to 30 items on your library card.

Books, magazines, educational kits and audio books
                 Three weeks, two renewals, new items limit of five
Movies (limit of 3)
                
Three day, no renewals
Reference materials, genealogy, local history, microfilm and current magazine issues
                Do not check out
Materials borrowed from other libraries

                Loan Period determined by lending library, therefore renewals may be limited.

 

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