Library Cards

A valid library card is required to borrow materials and use the public computers at the Moline Public Library.

Persons wishing to obtain a library card will be expected to verify identity and residency. Photo ID and 2 proofs of your current Moline residence are required to obtain a library card. If your photo ID is valid and lists your current Moline address it can serve as one of your proofs of residency as well as to verify your identity.

Eligibility for a Free Library Card

Individuals who reside within the Moline city limits are eligible for a free library card. Individuals who reside outside the Moline city limits, and are not served by another public library, are required by Illinois State law {75 ILCS 16/30-55(60)} to purchase a library card in order to borrow library materials.  

Individuals who reside outside the Moline city limits but own property within the city limits are eligible for a free library card.

Children

Children under the age of 13 are eligible for a library card. A signature and 2 proofs of residency within the city limits of Moline from parent or legal guardian is required for children who are under 13 years of age. Children must be present with their parent or legal guardian to apply for a library card.

Children over 13 should be accompanied by parent or legal guardian, who will need to provide 2 proofs of residency within the city limits of Moline, but are required to sign their library card application for themselves.

Refusing to Issue or Renew a Card

Circulation staff may refuse to issue or renew a library card if any of the following apply:

  • Unpaid fines on previous accounts
  • Delinquent materials have not been returned from a previous account
  • Adequate identification and proof of address cannot be supplied
  • False information or identities are given
  • No permanent Moline address can be provided