Library Card Information

Residents of Wilmette and Kenilworth are entitled to a Wilmette Public Library card for personal use. Fill out our online Library Card Application, and pick up your library card at the Circulation Desk.


To obtain a Wilmette 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, 2019).


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.

Lost, Missing, or Stolen Cards

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.

Right to Privacy

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.

  • Museum Adventure Pass



    Your Wilmette library card grants you reduced admission or perks for area museums. Ask a Youth Services librarian for more information!


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