Get an Edwardsville Library Card

If you live within the City limits:

  • Bring your valid photo ID, showing your current address within the city limits, and we'll make you a card!
  • If your ID does not show your correct address, then you will also need to bring current piece of mail with your name and address on it.
  • Your library card will be good for 3 years and can be renewed by showing an ID with the same address.

If you live outside of the City limits:

  • If you live in Edwardsville School District #7, but outside of the city limits of Edwardsville, you will pay a yearly fee that is equivalent to the amount of library taxes you would pay if you lived within the city limits.
  • What you'll need to get a 1-year non-resident library card:
    • If you own your property: bring your valid photo ID. We will look up the taxable value of your property on the Madison County Treasurer's website. If you have a paper copy of your most recent tax bill, bringing it in can expedite the process in case the site is down. We use the taxable value of your property to determine your cost.
    • If you rent: Bring your valid photo ID and a signed copy of your lease. We use your monthly rent to determine your cost.

If you own property within the City limits but live elsewhere:

  • Bring your valid photo ID and proof of ownership of the property and we'll make you a card!
  • Your library card will be good for 3 years and can be renewed by showing proof of ownership of the property.

If you attend SIUE:

  • Students who live on campus can get a library card by showing a photo ID. We will verify your residency against the SIUE housing roster.
  • If you live off campus see the guidelines above for those who live within and outside of the city limits.

If you don't see your situation described here or have any other questions:

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