Getting A Library Card

The Tolono Public Library District serves the communities of Sadorus, Savoy, and Tolono and rural residents living between County Road 600N and 1200E or between County Road 600E and 1200N (for a detailed map of this area, please visit the Library). If you live within our taxing district, you can get a free library card!

For more information on getting a library card, please read our Circulation Policy.

Getting a Library Card

For all potential cardholders, sign-up must be completed in person at the Tolono Public Library District. 

Adults wishing to register for a new library card must bring a driver’s license or photo ID and proof of address to the Library. These forms of identification include, but are not limited to, utility bills, mail, or voter’s registration card.

For anyone under the age of 18, parents must apply for a library card on behalf of their child. Children can receive their new library card when they turn five years old. Children will use the proof of residency provided by their parent and/or guardian.

Non-Resident Library Cards

Residents who live outside of the Tolono Public Library District, but whose tax dollars support Unit 7 School District, are eligible to purchase a “Non-Resident” library card for $85.00. This yearly fee allows full access to the Tolono Library and all the great services we offer.

Cards for Kids Program

The Cards for Kids Act is an amendment to Illinois Public Library Non-Resident Services that allows students in prekindergarten through 12th grade to obtain a library card with full borrowing privilege free of charge if they:

  • Attend school in the Unit 7 School District
  • Participate in the Federal Free and Reduced Meal Program at school

Cards covered by this Act will only be registered in a student’s name and are good for one year. In November 2022, the Library Board of Trustees adopted a voluntary extension of service waiving the Non-Resident fee for persons under the age of 18.