A library card will be issued to an individual (18 years or older) who:

  1. Shows satisfactory proof of identity.
  2. Shows satisfactory proof of Oak Park residency.
  3. Has no outstanding delinquency at any library.
  4. Accepts responsibility for all items checked out on the card and for any charges for overdue, damaged or lost items.
  5. A library card will be issued to a child (under 18 years) when:

a. A parent or legal guardian who shows satisfactory proof of identity and Oak Park residency and accepts responsibility for the child’s selection of library items and for any charges for overdue, damaged or lost items.

OR

b. The identity of the child, Oak Park residency, and address are verified by other adults such as school staff, foster parents or group home managers, and an authorized adult assumes responsibility for the child’s selection of library items and for any charges for overdue, damaged or lost items.

AND

c. There is no outstanding delinquency for items previously checked out by the child or parent/legal guardian on the parent/legal guardian’s library card.