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Located in Chatham, Illinois
Chatham Area Public Library
Tuesday: 9:00 am - 8:00 pm

Apply for a Library Card

Apply for an Adult Card

Apply for a Minor Card (17 and under)

A cotton totebag with a luggage tag attached to it. The totebag has a drawing of a dinosaur on it, and reads "I got my library card!"To apply for a library card for minors (17 and under), please follow these steps:

  1. Visit Us In Person: Come to the library with your child. Minors must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
  2. Bring Necessary Documents: Please bring a valid ID and proof of address to verify your residency within the Chatham Area Public Library District.
  3. Complete the Application: Our friendly staff will assist you in filling out the library card application for your child.
  4. Receive a Welcome Tote: Once the application is complete, your child will receive their new library card along with a special tote bag filled with goodies to kickstart their reading journey!