Get a Library Card
Who Can Get A Card?
The O’Fallon Public Library is locally funded by property taxes paid by persons who own property within the city limits. If you live within O’Fallon city limits or own real estate in the city, your taxes support the library and a card will be issued at no charge.
How to Get Your Card
- To obtain a card you will need to show a valid picture ID from a city, state, or government agency such as a driver’s license, military ID, or passport.
- A second piece of identification establishing residency by showing your current address will also be needed. Acceptable documents include a current utility bill, voter’s registration card, vehicle insurance card, or even your checks if they include your current address.
- Non-residents who own property within the city limits need to provide a current tax bill for that property.
- You will receive your card on the day of application. No identifying documentation used to obtain the card will be copied or saved by the Library.
What if I do not live within the O’Fallon City Limits?
Individuals who reside outside the O’Fallon city limits and do not have a public library serving the area they reside in are not paying any taxes for public library service. They are required by Illinois state law to purchase a card by paying a fee equivalent to the locally assessed library tax. Nonresident fees are calculated using a tax bill method. Nonresidents who choose to purchase cards must provide the documentation necessary to calculate the fee. In most cases, this will be a current tax bill or rental agreement. The nonresident family fee is paid annually. A family is defined as individuals residing at the same address.
The O'Fallon Public Library Board of Trustees voted on April 9, 2013 to participate in the non-resident program for FY 2013/2014 and will use the tax bill method to determine fee.
More information about non-resident cards: