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Library FAQs

Get A Library Card?

Library cards are issued to residents of Itasca.  A resident is defined as: Any person who has, as his/her permanent residence, any property within the legal boundaries of the Village of Itasca, whether the property is owned or rented. To get a library card, you’ll need to fill out a registration form AND provide two pieces of identification that verify your identity and residence.  If a photo I.D. shows your current Itasca address, only one additional acceptable item with proof of a current Itasca address, such as a current utility bill, is needed.  The following documents containing your name and address will be accepted as verification:

  • Drivers License
  • Credit Card
  • Printed Check
  • Lease
  • Printed Bill
  • Medicare card

If you would like instant access to our digital collection or online resources you can fill out an application for a digital library card. When you are ready you can turn your digital card into a physical card at the patron services desk.

Non-Itasca Residents may apply for a library card but will be charged a fee based off a state formula related to property taxes. Non-residents must apply for a card at the library within their high school district. Please bring the necessary pieces of identification AND your most recent property tax statement when applying for a non-resident card at ICL.

To view our library card policy in its entirety, click here.

Request Materials?

If the item you are looking for is already checked out, you may place a reserve on it. You can do this online through the library’s online catalog or at the Youth or Adult Desk.

In addition to our regular borrowing services, we also offer options to request items from other libraries. Click on Chat With Us for assistance in requesting materials from other libraries outside our consortium.

The library participates with most other Illinois libraries in reciprocal borrowing. Most libraries will honor your library card, but will require that you register as a reciprocal borrower and be in good standing at this library. There will be certain restrictions on reciprocal borrowing.

If there is an item the library does not own that you feel would be beneficial to the collection, you can make suggestions for purchase. There are suggestion cards available at all public service desks. These suggestions will be forwarded to the appropriate department for consideration. You can also make a suggestion online, by clicking Suggest A Purchase.

Renew Materials?

You can renew items by calling the library at 630-773-1699, by going online (Renew Items), or by coming into the library with the item in hand.

Change My PIN?

If you have not previously set up a PIN, the library has provided you with one. If you have previously setup a PIN and cannot remember it, please click on the Forgot your PIN? link on the logon page.

Download e-Materials?

The Library has several options for downloading e-Materials.

    1. Digital Library of Illinois
    2. Hoopla Digital

Pay My Fees?

You may pay your fees in person at the library.

To pay online with a debit or credit card:

  1. Access your Library Account.
  2. View library bills.
  3. Select bill(s) to pay.
  4. View payment amount.
  5. Complete payment form.
  6. Submit payment.
  7. Print record of receipt.

E-Pay accepts Visa, MasterCard, and Discover.
When your transaction is complete, you will receive a confirmation number via email.  Your account will be updated immediately allowing you to operate your account.

Print Wirelessly?

Wireless Printing

Printing from laptops or iOS and Android devices is available for public use via ePRINTit. All print jobs sent wirelessly can be picked up at the print release station in the Adult Services department. Ask a librarian if you need any help with this service.

Cost for printing: black and white printing is 10 cents/page; color printing is 25 cents/page.

Printing from an App

Download ePRINTit’s “Public Print Locations” app to print from your smart phone or tablet.

Apple Store

Google Play Store

To handle your print jobs, ePRINTit needs to create an account using an email address. You will receive an email with an activation code to confirm within the app. Find the library using the zip code 60143 or the nearby locations option.

Printing from Email

To print an email message or attachment, simply forward your email to:

Adult Black & White Printer:

Adult Color Printer:

Printing from the Web

Use our wireless printing page to upload documents. Choose a user name and click submit. Entering an email address to receive a confirmation is optional.

Does the library have meeting rooms available to the public?

The library can now accommodate virtual meetings through zoom. Click here for information and to request account access.

Meeting and study rooms can be reserved online. Click here to reserve a room.

Get Something Notarized?

The library has several notaries on staff. The notary service is free of charge. For more information and availability contact the library at 630-773-1699 or email

Get a Museum Pass?

Talk to a librarian today about checking out a museum pass.

List of participating musuems:

  • Air Classic Inc. Museum of Aviation
  • Aurora Regional Fire Museum
  • Bess Bower Dunn Museum of Lake County
  • Bronzeville Children’s Museum
  • Brookfield Zoo (Chicago Zoological Society)
  • Cantigny Park
  • Cernan Earth & Space Center
  • Chicago Botanic Garden
  • Children’s Museum of Oak Lawn
  • Elgin History Museum
  • Elgin Public Museum
  • Illinois Railway Museum
  • KidsWork Children’s Museum
  • LEGOLAND Discovery
  • Lizzadro Museum of Lapidary Art
  • Mitchell Museum of the American Indian
  • Naper Settlement
  • Oriental Institute Museum
  • Pleasant Home Foundation
  • St. Charles Heritage Museum

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Apply for a Passport?

We accept passport applications by appointment only. More information is available here.