Library Card Information

As part of our COVID-19 safety precautions, Wilmette and Kenilworth residents who have yet to register for a library card may apply by filling out our online Library Card Application. Your physical card can be picked up at the Wilmette Public Library.

If you already have a Wilmette Public Library card that is misplaced or needs to be renewed please call the circulation department at 847-256-6947 to find out how to renew or replace your card.

If you are a Wilmette or Kenilworth resident and do not have a Wilmette card, but are interested in only accessing our digital resources please fill out our application here and call 847-256-6947 to receive your temporary library card number.  

If you need assistance with signing up, or have a question about your account, please contact our circulation department, 847-256-6947.




To obtain a Wilmette Public Library card, you must present a photo ID or two other forms of identification (all forms of identification should show your current Wilmette or Kenilworth address) and complete the library card application form at the Circulation Desk. Wilmette residents' library cards are valid for three years from the month of issue and Kenilworth residents' library cards are valid until a specific date (currently June 30, 2023).


Children under high school age must be accompanied by a parent when applying for a card. A parent (or guardian) is required to sign the child's registration, thus accepting financial responsibility for materials checked out to the child.

Lost, Missing, or Stolen Cards

Please do NOT lend your card to others. Materials checked out on your card become your responsibility. Please report a lost, missing or stolen library card immediately by contacting the Circulation Desk at 847-256-6947.

Right to Privacy

To the extent permissible under current law, it is the policy of the Wilmette Library that a patron's library card number will not be supplied, by staff, to any other patron or entity, and all records relating to your library card and the materials you borrow are confidential.


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