River Forest Residents
At the Library, present a picture ID (such as a driver’s license or state ID) reflecting a current River Forest address and another document that shows current proof of residency in River Forest (utility bill, bank statement, or vehicle registration).
Children and teens under the age of 18 must have a parent sign their application for a card and present current proof of River Forest residency. Parents or guardians are responsible for materials checked out using their children’s cards.
Your card can be used in all SWAN libraries, as well as Chicago Public Library, Dominican and Concordia University libraries, and many other Illinois libraries.
Residents may also pre-register for a card online and pick it up at the Library after showing the necessary identification.
Dominican and Concordia University Students
At the Library, present your valid student ID and a picture ID reflecting your current home address. Student library cards expire at the end of August. Students returning to campus in the fall must renew their cards for the new school year.
Renew Your Card
RFPL cards are valid for 5 years. If it is time to renew your library card, stop by the Circulation Desk with a photo ID that includes your River Forest address. Outstanding fees for overdue materials and lost/damaged items must be paid before the card can be renewed.
If you have lost your library card, please contact the Circulation Desk as soon as possible. Stop by the desk next time you are in the Library or call us at (708) 366-5205 x 304 so that we can suspend your account. We will be happy to issue you a new card at no charge.
Library Card Pre-registration Form
Please fill out this Pre-Registration Form to have your new library card created. When you come to pick up your new card, you will need to provide a photo ID and a second document that shows proof of your name and current River Forest address.