What to Bring
Welcome!  When applying for your library card, please bring:pekin library card

  • Adult (18 and up)  Valid ID with your current address; OR ID with an old address and another official item with your correct address (bank statement, utility bill, lease, paycheck stub, etc.)
  • Young Adult (14-17) A valid student ID is all any PCHS 303 student needs to get a free card
  • Ages 13 and below  Any child can get a card when they come with a parent/legal guardian’s proof of a current address that pays library tax  Students of Altman, Broadmoor, CB Smith, Dirksen, Edison, Jefferson, LE Stark, PFEC, Rankin, Willow, or Wilson can get a free card (need to have a parent present to show a parental ID) regardless of where they live, under our Intergovernmental Agreement with the public school system.  Also included in this agreement are: Good Shepard, Georgetown, Marquette Elementary School, Rodgers, South Pekin, St Joseph, Washington.

What It Costs
Most addresses in Pekin/South Pekin already pay an annual library tax, so there is no additional charge for a card.

Addresses not paying the annual library tax can purchase a card.  Fees are calculated based on your property tax bill.   The library’s tax rate (.23982) is applied towards the “Net Taxable Value” on your tax bill.  Not sure if you pay library tax? Call the library at 309-347-7111  or visit the Tazewell County Assessor website and search for your address. Your property tax bill will list the library as a separate item.

PIN Numbers
You receive a Personal Identification Number (PIN)  with your library card.  With your PIN  you can download E-books , manage your account online (renew books, place holds, etc.), and use library databases from home.  Forgot your PIN?  Give us a call at 309-347-7111

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