A valid library card is required to borrow materials from the Sherrard Public Library District. Photo ID and 2 proofs of your current Sherrard Public Library District residence is required to obtain a library card. If your photo ID is valid and lists your current address it can serve as one of your proofs of residency as well as to verify your identity.

Valid forms of photo identication include:
- Driver's license, government issued ID card, Military ID card, passport, and school ID cards (with photo).

The following may be used to verify current address:
- Vehicle registration, utility bill, current tax bill, driver's license, fishing license, rent receipts or contracts, voter registration card, or FOID card. 

Eligibility:

Individuals who reside within the Sherrard Public Library District limits are eligible for a free library card. Individuals who reside outside the limits, must obtain a valid library card in order to borrow library materials from the library service area they reside within.

Children under the age of 18 are eligible for a library card. A signature and 2 proofs of residency within the district limits from parent or legal guardian is required for children. Children must be present with their parent or legal guardian to apply for a library card.

Please notify the library with any change of address. Your card must be presented at the time of checkout, renewal, or when requesting a reserve or interlibrary loan item.

A fee of $5.00 is charged to replace any lost, stolen, or damaged library card. Please notify the library in the case of a lost or stolen card.


Signing Up for a Library Card

Sheltering-at-home with no library card?  No problem!  Apply online for a Digital Library Card and you will be emailed a barcode within 1-2 business days, which can be used immediately.  A physical card will later be sent by U.S. Mail.

A Digital Library Card gives you access to e-materials via Overdrive, Libby and Axis360.  Physical materials may not be checked out until Sherrard Public Library District is provided photo ID and verification of current address.  All Digital Library Cards will expire one month after the library reopens.

Borrower’s Agreement:

    I am 18 years or older and a resident of the Sherrard Public Library District.
    I will not permit anyone other than myself to use this library card.
    I will report a lost or stolen card immediately.

To apply, please email Tori (director@sherrardlibrary.org).  Please provide:

    Full Name
    Home Address
    Birth Date
    Phone Number
    Email Address

Digital Library Card