Get a Card

To apply for a card

  • You must be a resident of the Shorewood-Troy Public Library District or a student in Troy 30C, Minooka 201 or Joliet 204 school districts. (See The Library Link program for student cards.)
  • Bring 2 forms of ID (one with a current photo and one with your address, eg. a piece of mail or a bill) to the main floor circulation desk.
  • Cards are good for 3 years and must be renewed in person.
  • Children ages 5-17 can get a card if a parent/guardian signs the application. Cards have the same privileges as adult cards, except for internet access, which may be restricted by the parent/guardian.
  • Children under age 5 can get a 1000 Books Before Kindergarten card.

Get a Temporary Card Online

Shorewood-Troy Public Library District residents can also get a temporary card online. The card will be approved within 24-48 hours. Click the button to apply.

The Library LinkStudents of Troy 30C, Minooka 201 and Joliet 204 school districts can sign up to get The Library Link card here to access Shorewood-Troy Public Library resources 24-7!

For students who are Joliet Public Library District residents, you can get your card through the Joliet site.

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1,000 Books Before Kindergarten helps parents and other caregivers develop early literacy skills in children from birth to age four. Sign up in person in the Children’s Department; then track all your reading online through Beanstack.