Get a Library Card
To obtain a Richton Park Public Library District library card, residents must provide proof of residency. The library staff will accept a valid State of Illinois driver's license or other official governmental photo I.D. as proof of residency. However, if the above is not valid the patron must provide a photo I.D. plus one of the following:
1. A current utility bill (gas, electric, cable, phone, cell phone, water bill from the Village of Richton Park)
2. Voter's registration card
3. Mortage statement (no leases)
For residents of unincorporated Richton Park there is a charge of $200.00 per family for a Richton Park Public Library District library card. (Updated 5/20/2019)
If the patron has had a library card with another institution then all fines and fees must be cleared from any adult or dependent child's card before the Richton Park Public Library District will issue a new card.
LIBRARY SERVICE UPDATE (11/28/20): While the building is closed to the public we are unable to issue new library cards. If you would like a library card you can get a temporary Digital Library Card. A Digital Library Card will give you access to our digital collections.
Request an Item
Search for the item in the SWAN catalog.
Click on the "request" link for the selection menu or the red "Request" button in the actual record.
Enter your name, the barcode from your library card and your password.
Please make sure that your email address in your profile. An email notice will be generated as soon as the item is either placed on hold for you in the library or arrives at the Richton Park Public Library District from another library.
Note: past due fines are assessed by the policies of the generating library.
It is that easy. Please do not forget that you can also suggest items to be included in our collection. See the front desk for more details.
We do not accept books more than 10 years old especially encyclopedia sets. We also reserve the right to refuse donations if there isn't any room in storage. There is no guarantee materials will be added to the collection. The designated librarian will determine if items will be added to the collection. Materials in poor condition will be recycled and any other materials in good condition that the library does't add to the collection will be sold in the Friends of the Library Booksale.
Please, no donations in the book or media drops. Donations will only be accept during operational hours and no staff assistance will be available unloading vehicles and/or bringing them inside the library.
If you would like a donation letter for tax purposes, you must bring those items directly into the library, you will be helped at the circulation desk.
LIBRARY SERVICE UPDATE (11/28/20): We are not accepting material donations at this time due to safety procautions.