We are issuing library cards while the library is currently closed during Shelter-in-Place. If you'd like to sign up for a library card to access our digital resources, please fill out our online Library Card Application. Be sure to include accurate contact information, and our staff will contact you to provide with your library barcode number.
Residents of Wilmette and Kenilworth are entitled to a Wilmette Public Library card for personal use. To apply for a Wilmette Public Library card for the first time, please fill out our online Library Card Application, and pick up your library card at the Circulation Desk.
If you already have a Wilmette Public Library card that is mislaid or needs to be renewed, or are moving to Wilmette or Kenilworth from a local library area, or are unsure whether your library card can be used at Wilmette Public Library, please call 847-256-6947 to find out how to renew or register your library card.
To obtain a Wilmette Public Library card, you must present a photo ID or two other forms of identification (all forms of identification should show your current Wilmette or Kenilworth address) and complete the library card application form at the Circulation Desk. Wilmette residents' library cards are valid for three years from the month of issue and Kenilworth residents' library cards are valid until a specific date (currently June 30, 2023).
Children under high school age must be accompanied by a parent when applying for a card. A parent (or guardian) is required to sign the child's registration, thus accepting financial responsibility for materials checked out to the child.
Please do NOT lend your card to others. Materials checked out on your card become your responsibility. Please report a lost, missing or stolen library card immediately by contacting the Circulation Desk at 847-256-6947.
To the extent permissible under current law, it is the policy of the Wilmette Library that a patron's library card number will not be supplied, by staff, to any other patron or entity, and all records relating to your library card and the materials you borrow are confidential.