Library Cards

Library Cards

If you reside in Mahomet Township, you reside in the Mahomet Public Library District and you have paid for your library card already through your property taxes. To see if your address is in our district, click on this map.

The Mahomet Public Library District is a member of the Illinois Heartland Library System. Mahomet library cards may used at any IHLS member libraries except for the Champaign Public Library or Urbana Free Library. For more information on using these libraries, please see Using C-U Libraries.

How to Get a Library Card

Library cards are issued at the library at 1702 E. Oak Street, Mahomet. You will be asked to complete an application card and present two forms of identification: a driver's license or other photo ID, and proof of your current address, such as a recent (within the past 3 months) bank statement, bill, apartment lease, paycheck stub, or any canceled mail.

If you have outstanding fees at another library in the Illinois Heartland Library System, you must pay the fees before a card can be issued.

Children may have their own library cards. For children younger than high school age, a parent or guardian must sign the application. Parents of minors assume responsibility for any guidance in the selection of library materials and for the care of those materials.

Non Resident Cards

If you live outside the Mahomet Township limits in an area that does not have public library service, you may purchase a non-resident library card. If you are unsure whether you live in Mahomet Township, check your voter registration card or your most recent property tax bill to see if the Mahomet Public Library District is listed among the taxing bodies. Persons who do not reside in Mahomet Township but do own property in the Township may qualify for a free card, subject to specific conditions. Please ask library staff for details.

The fee for a non-resident card is based on the applicant's tax bill. Applicants are charged the same tax rate as residents of the library district. Non-residents who are renters may purchase a card at a fixed minimum fee, established annually. Please contact the library for more details on renter's fees.

Non-resident cards are issued to all immediate family members living at the same address and are valid for one year from the date of issue.

To apply for a non-resident card, please bring a copy of your most recent tax bill, along with a photo ID, to the library. Renters must bring in a copy of their rent receipt or cancelled rent check, dated within the last 60 days, or a copy of the lease agreement.