materials, placing holds, etc.
can get a card
Library cards are available for free for all
of Thornton, IL. Responsibility for children's reading materials will
rest solely with their parents or legal guardians. A parent or legal
guardian must sign the child's
cards will be valid for a period of 2 years. Every 2 years library
cards must be renewed. Proof
of residency is required at the time of application and at the time of
A non-resident who resides in Thornton Township Tax District 205, upon
application and payment of a $125.00 fee per family, per
year, may obtain a Thornton library card. A
current property tax bill and photo ID must be shown.
to Get Your Card
To obtain a library card, 2 pieces of
must be shown: a photo ID and a current (within 6 months) utility bill,
property tax bill, rent receipt or current lease, voter's registration
card, bank statement, pay stub, or Village car
registration with the same Thornton
address. If your photo ID does not have
a Thornton address, three items may be shown
from those listed.
There is a limit of 25 items per
for written materials, unless the patron is an elementary school
teacher and prior arrangements have been made. The checkout period for
written materials is 2 weeks. Magazines are 1
week. There is a limit of 5 DVDs per patron. Only adults 18
years of age and older may check out DVDs. The check out period for
DVDs is 1 week.
Patrons may place holds via the circulation desk
via the internet.
Your Borrowed Items
Items may be renewed either in
or via the telephone. Items may be
renewed up to a total of two times. If the item
is an interlibrary loan, renewals may be limited, depending on
the loan rules of the circulating library.
Fines for overdue books are $0.10 per
Fines for overdue DVDs are $0.25 per day. An
overdue notice will be mailed out after 14 days. A
second overdue notice will be mailed out after 28 days. After
42 days, a billing notice is sent out and the library reserves
the right to charge the full value of the overdue item plus a
$5.00 processing fee per overdue item.
are responsible for materials checked out on their cards by other
individuals. Cardholders should notify the library immediately if their
library card is lost or stolen. Materials checked out on a library card
up to the time the card is reported lost or stolen are the
responsibility of the cardholder. The replacement cost for a lost or
stolen card is $1.00.