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get and use your Library Card

Hi, I'm Kate.  I'm the Customer Service Manager at the Geneva Public Library and I'm here to help you get and use your library card. Your library card connects you to a world of resources and learning. Come by the library to register for a card or start the process online. Contact us at geneva.library@gpld.org or call us at 630-232-0780 if you have questions.

Residents


Residents of Geneva Public Library District are entitled to a library card. Whether you fill out the online application or apply for one at the Library you will need to provide a photo ID and one piece of identification that verifies your identity and residence.

The following documents containing your name and address will be accepted as verification:

Driver's license (if address is current, this is all you need)
Current utility bill
Current property bill
Printed check or current bank statement
Real estate papers or lease


A parent or legal guardian must sign the application for an applicant under 18 and must be present to verify residency within the Library District.

Apply for a Library card (18 years and older)
Apply for a Library card (under 18 years of age)

Property Owners


Persons who own property but do not reside within the Library District may apply for a card with photo ID and a current property tax bill. All property owners must sign application. Applications are available at the Check In Desk.

Geneva Business Owners


Geneva business owners who lease a commercial property may apply for a Geneva Public Library District card by bringing in a photo ID and one of the following to the Check In Desk:

Current business lease
Current business utility bill
Business checkbook


The card is good for one year from the date of issue.

Apply for a Business card

Non-Residents


Non-residents of the Library District who reside within the Geneva School District may obtain a card for a determined fee.

Renew or Replace Your Card

Residents
Bring your library card and a current photo ID and another form of identification that verifies your current address.

The following documents containing your name and address will be accepted as verification

Driver's license (if address is current, this is all you need)
Current utility bill
Current property bill
Printed check or current bank statement
Real estate papers or lease
Adult applicants must be present to receive or update library card. Applicants under 18 must have a parent or legal guardian sign their application.

After May 1st, 2015
Geneva Public Library cards are automatically renewed every three years for cardholders living within the Library district.
Residents who have turned 18 will need to register for a new library card.

Property Owners
Property owners may renew their library card with a photo ID and a current property tax bill.

Geneva Business Owners
Geneva business owners may renew their library card by bringing in a photo ID and one of the following to the Check In Desk:

Current business lease
Current business utility bill
Business checkbook
The card is good for one year from the date of issue.

Non-Residents
Non-residents of the Library District who reside within the Geneva School District may renew their card for a determined fee.

Lost Cards
Bring your photo ID and verification of current address for replacement.

Your PIN

If you have never logged in to your account, your PIN will be the default changeme or the last four digits of your phone number. If you have any difficulty logging in, please call Customer Services at 630-232-0780 x222.

To Change Your PIN:

Click the "My Account" link on the top of this page
Click "User PIN change"
Type in your 14 digit barcode number (no spaces) and your PIN. Click "Login"
Type your current PIN
Choose and type a new PIN
Retype the new PIN to confirm and click "Change PIN"

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