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Get a Library Card

If you live in our service area, you may get a library card free of charge, as part of your tax-supported library service.

Your library card allows you to:

To get a library card bring identification and proof of your address into the library. Fill out our application and we will create your new library card.

NON RESIDENT CARDS: Our service area is the city of Prophetstown. We levy a tax and the city collects the funds that enable us to operate. By law, only residents of Prophetstown are taxed for our library since we were chartered as a "city library." However, we are happy to serve all of our rural area and the communities of Lyndon, Tampico and Deer Grove. To make this fair to the city residents, who are paying a tax for this service, state law requires that we charge a fee to non residents that would equal what a typical family iwithn the city pays in taxes. This fee is $45 and entitles you to all the cards that you need for your family. It is renewable each year, just as taxes come around each year. The NON RESIDENT CARD can be used at all Illinois libraries. You can order from our online catalog and have all of the services that city residents have.


Renew Books

To renew books and other items either stop in and let us know or give us a call on the phone. Books may be renewed 1 time unless they are new and there are holds on them.

Get a Newsfeed of Library Headlines

This website has several "feeds", which allow you to automatically receive links to news and events as they're posted on the site. Using feeds is a convenient way to keep up with as many blogs, news sites, and other websites as you like. For a quick tutorial about feeds and how they work, see Common Craft's RSS in Plain English video.

Feeds are marked with a special icon Feed icon, which you click to "subscribe" to the feed by adding it to whichever program you use as a feed reader (see below). 

Feeds on this site include:

There are a number of tools available for subscribing to and reading feeds. Here are a few examples:

Each tool has its own specific instructions for adding feeds, but the process is usually as simple as pasting in the feed's address or selecting from a menu.