Residents of the Village of Addison (definition) are eligible for a FREE library card when the following conditions are met:
- You must present to the library 2 forms of identification, 1 must contain your current legal name and address. Please note: A post office box is not a legal address.
Persons under 18 must have a parent or legal guardian present to sign registration form and library card.
A resident is defined as any person whose permanent home address is within the corporate limits of the Village of Addison. Post office boxes are not legal addresses.
Illinois law provides for the issuance of one library card per parcel or property within the Village of Addison owned by a nonresident taxpayer. The card will be issued to a "sole designated person" who must be either the owner, partner, principal stockholder, joint owner, or senior administrative officer.
- Present to the library 2 forms of identification, at least one of which contains your current legal name and address.
- Present to the library the current tax bill for the property within Addison.
Non-Resident Library Card
A non-resident is defined as "A person who does not reside in the corporate limits of the Village of Addison".
Nonresident cards are valid for one year from the date of purchase.
Nonresidents may purchase a library card at the Addison Public Library for an annual fee determined by their residence property assessment; including adjustments for homestead, senior or other appropriate exemptions; or their annual rent and the library’s current tax rate (see Formulas for calculating fees). This fee, which covers everyone residing at the non-resident address, is non-refundable unless the purchaser’s property is annexed to the Village and the library is on the purchaser’s property tax bill for the same year that the library card was purchased.
When applying for a card, the applicant must present
- Either a current tax bill or rent receipt/check
- Two forms of identification, one of which must contain the applicant’s current legal name and address.
- Determine the current library tax rate, which changes annually on May 1st.
Example: Tax rate is .2781% or 27.8 cents per $100 assessed valuation in FY 2007/08.
- Multiply the assessed valuation (billing value) on the property assessment by the current library tax rate.
Example: Tax bill states that the billing value of the property is $44,010.00
Fee = $44,010 x .002781 = $122.39 (Amount to be paid for a local library card)
If this is a new home and patrons do not yet have a tax bill, proof of the selling value of the home must be supplied. Billing value will be calculated at 1/3 of the selling price, which has been adjusted for homestead, senior, or other appropriate exemptions.
Fee = 15% of the monthly rent Example: Rent is $700 per month.
Fee = .15 x 700 = $105 (Amount to be paid for a local library card)
- Present two forms of identification, at least one of which contains current legal name and address
- Present a copy of a current tax bill
- Present proof of address of the building in which the business is housed.
The Addison Public Library currently has reciprocal borrowing agreements with most public libraries in the State of Illinois. Contact the Library to determine if your library participates in this agreement.
Once you have been verified and entered into the Library’s database, you will have all the privileges of a reciprocal borrower.
To use your card at the Addison Public Library, you must:
- Present two forms of identification, at least one of which contains your current legal name and address
- Present your library card
- Be in good standing with your home library (no overdues, fines, etc.)
The Addison Public Library will contact your home library for a status report before granting reciprocal borrowing privileges.
Addison residents with expired cards:
- Must show identification containing your current legal name and address
- No card will be renewed until all outstanding charges are cleared, such as overdues, lost books, etcl
- There is no charge for renewing expired cards.