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Library Cards & Policies

“Library late fines are stiff. Ten lashes a day, and that's just for paperbacks."
- Ransom Riggs, Library of Souls

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Who Can Get A Library Card?

Residents of the Village of Millstadt are paying a tax that supports the Millstadt Library therefore, there is no further charge for a library card.  Anyone under the age of 16 must be be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian to apply for a card. We ask that you please bring a valid, current Illinois Driver's License or State ID with you to sign up or renew a card for yourself (over age 16) or for a minor (under age 16.)  Adult and youth cards are good for three (3) years.

Those living outside the Millstadt Village limits, Non-Residents, do not pay a tax to support the Library.  Therefore they must pay a fee, determined by the State of Illinois, to join the Library.  As of June 2022,  the fee is based on the non-resident's net property tax. This is calculated by viewing your total taxable property value and multiplying it by .0015 (our tax rate.) The librarians can do this based on a copy of your tax bill or by searching it online. The card is good for one (1) year from date of purchase.

*Learn more about Non-Resident Cards

A $1.00 fee is charged for the replacement of a valid Millstadt Library Card.

Loan Periods
  • 2 weeks per item

  • 1 renewal of another 2 weeks

  • Items with a hold* are nonrenewable

  • Items from other libraries may have longer or shorter loan periods

How to Renew
  • You can renew your books online through your account

  • Call or visit the library

  • Be sure to have your library card available, your barcode on the back is needed to access your account

  • $0.05 per day per item

  • Lost or Damaged items costs vary depending on the item

  • There is a $5.00 processing fee for each item lost or damaged

  • We do not accept replacement materials​

Interlibrary Loans
  • Items can be requested online, by phone, or at the library

  • Visit our Books Page for a quick video how-to and for more information

How to Not Forget to Renew Your Items
  • Ask for a Reminder Card

  • Have an email address associated with your account (it emails you when they're due)

  • Renew and Check due dates from your Account

  • Call or Stop By and we'll renew them for you


Homebound Delivery
  • The Millstadt Library provides delivery of materials and retrieval of library materials to and from patrons who cannot easily visit the Library due to a condition that prevents or makes it difficult to do so.

  • This service is provided free-of-charge.

  • The policy must be signed to indicate understanding of the service and an application must be filled out.

  • To learn more, please visit the following links:

  • Homebound Delivery and Outreach Policy

  • Homebound Delivery and Outreach Application

* a "hold" is Library lingo for when another patron has requested the borrowed item

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