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Belleville
City of Belleville
101 S. Illinois St.
Belleville, IL 62220
Ph: 618-233-6810

How to Get a Library Card
To Obtain or Renew Your Library Card
The Belleville Public Library is funded by your property taxes, making it possible for you to obtain a library card at no additional charge as a City of Belleville resident.

Please bring the following information with you to the library:

Residents
Your Photo ID -either a driver's license or state ID
A piece of business mail (utility bill, bank statement, etc.) dated within the last 30 days as proof of residency

Non-Residents
Your photo ID -either a driver's license or state ID
A piece of business mail (utility bill, bank statement, etc.)
As a Non-resident, the cost of a one-year library card is a flat fee of $70.

Juveniles
Applications for juveniles under the age of 18 must be completed in the library with both child and parent/legal guardian present. Juveniles under the age of 18 will be linked to the parent or legal guardian.

Library cards are processed during business hours until 30 minutes prior to closing.

Borrowing Policy
Patrons may check out a large variety of books and other materials.  The library limits the number of CDs, DVDs, and video games that can be checked out and reserves the right to limit the number of certain seasonal or special interest items.  Reference materials may not be checked out.  Books may be returned in the outside book drop, however, other materials must be returned inside the library.

PATRONS ARE FINANCIALLY RESPONSIBLE FOR ALL ITEMS CHECKED OUT ON THEIR LIBRARY CARDS.

Loan Periods
Books, audio books, CDs, puppets, discovery packs, video games, DVDs, and magazines may be borrowed for 3 weeks. Most items are renewable.

Renewing Your Borrowed Items
Most items may be renewed twice if there are no outstanding requests for the item. High demand or special interest items as well as some interlibrary loan items may not be renewable. You may renew in person, over the phone, or on the internet.

Fines

Fines are charged for each day an item is overdue at the rate of $.10 a day with the exception of Discovery Backpacks which are $1.00 per item per day.

Fines are not charged for the days the library is closed.