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Student Library Cards Application

Student Library Cards Available to Joliet Area Students

We are thrilled to announce partnerships with Joliet Public Schools - District 86, Joliet Township High School (JTHS), Rockdale Grade School, Troy Community Consolidated School District 30C, Plainfield School District 202, and Laraway Community Consolidated School District 70C, made possible in large part to the passing of House Bill 2096 "Cards for Kids Act."

All residents of Joliet Township and Rockdale who are students of Joliet Public Schools - District 86, Joliet Township High School, Rockdale Grade School, Troy CCSD 30C, Plainfield School District 202, and Laraway CCSD70C are now eligible for Joliet Public Library student cards at no additional cost to the household.

Students who are City of Joliet residents, or residents of neighboring communities, are also invited to apply for library cards through this process.

Your child will receive a Joliet Public Card in the mail upon receipt of the application. 

We look forward to having your child as our newest member of Joliet Public Library!

Joliet Public Library Card Registration Form (English)

Formulario de solicitud de tarjeta de la biblioteca para estudiantes del área de Joliet

Student applications received by Joliet Public Library for residents of neighboring towns (ie. New Lenox, Shorewood Troy, Channahon-Minooka, Plainfield or Manhattan) will have their information routed to the appropriate library for consideration.  Residents of Shorewood, Manhattan, Elwood and Plainfield are encouraged to visit the following public library webpages to directly apply for a library card: 




Service Highlights for Students

All library materials are fine free except our special collections (Video Games, Playaway Launchpads, Interlibrary Loans and Most Wanted collections.)

Want to get your hands on a good book? Fill out a Book Matchmaker form to get a personalized list from a librarian.

You can access the library’s digital collections 24 hours a day, including e-books/e-audiobooks research resources, training videos and streaming media. For more information, check out our Digital Resources.

Online homework help is available from 2 p.m.-11 p.m. each day with live tutors.





Mon-Thurs: 9 a.m.-9 p.m.
Fri/Sat: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Sun: 1-5 p.m. 

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