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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. 


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.

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Signing Up for a Library Card

Those who live outside of library service limits may purchase a Sherrard Library card as a non-resident.  By paying an annual fee, non-resident households are granted all the benefits and services of a patron who lives in the Sherrard Library district.  This includes PrairieCat interlibrary loans, program eligibility, ebook application access, community passes, and more!

Fiscal Year 2021-2022 Fee per Household: $104

  Please note: Non-Resident accounts are for one household, not one individual.  Families should choose just one name to be the account-holder, but all members of the household may subsequently use the card.


Students who do not live within a library service area, but qualify for free / reduced school meals, SNAP, or TANF can register for a free Non-Resident library card.  To discuss eligibility, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Non-Resident Card

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