can get a card
cards are available for free for all residents of Thornton, IL.
Responsibility for children's reading materials will rest solely with
their parents or legal guardians. A parent or legal
sign the child's registration form.
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 renewal.
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
property tax bill and photo ID must be shown.
How to Get
obtain a library card, 2 pieces of identification 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
your photo ID does not have a Thornton
address, three items may be shown from those listed.
is a limit of 25 items per patron 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
Magazines are 1 week. There is a limit of 5 DVDs per patron.
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 or via the
Your Borrowed Items
may be renewed either in person or via the
may be renewed up to a total of two times. If the
is an interlibrary loan, renewals may be limited, depending on
loan rules of the circulating library.
for overdue books are $0.10 per day. Fines for overdue DVDs
$0.25 per day. An overdue notice will be mailed out
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.
is available from all public computers. The cost for Printing/Photo copying is $0.10 per page for
black and white and $0.25 per page for color.
Faxes : $2.00 per 10 pages
faxes can be sent outside the U.S.)
Library has a scanner available for public use. This machine allows you
to print documents and photos or save them to a USB flash drive. The
scanner also makes color copies. Fees are $0.10 for black and white and
$0.25 for color.
Us with any questions
computers are available to Thornton Public Library cardholders free of
charge. Non-Residents are $1.00 per 30 minutes with a valid
Each public computer has
internet and printing capabilities, and is equipped with Windows 10 and
Microsoft Office 2010.
18 years and older must sign a User agreement Form. Children 13-17
years old must have a signature by a parent or legal guardian on the
User Agreement Form. Children 12 years old or younger must have a
signature by a parent or legal guardian on the User Agreement Form and
be supervised by a parent or legal guardian during their
All patrons must present
their library card before using the computers.
Library offers free wireless access to the internet to those with their
own laptops and devices. There is no password; just search for the
public network, accept the agreement and connect. Library Staff can help you with internet
connections if you have any issues.
Book Drop and Income Taxes
have a book
drop located in the front of the building on the right as you are
facing the building.
paper copies of the most common tax forms are available in our
and State tax
also be obtained online and printed at
Reference Desk or from our public computers.
Local IRS Office
Orland Park, IL 60462
Hours: Monday-Friday: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Tax-Aide Locator: Find free filing assistance for
50 and older from late January/early February through April 15.
Income Tax Assistance (VITA): Provides free
assistance to those making under $52,000 per year, the
with disabilities, and those with limited English language skills.
services are available from late January/early February through
Cook County tax exemptions:
Assessment Freeze Exemption