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Note (03/01/2021): Our proceedure for New Library Card Registration has been modified to reduce the amount of contact while (hopefully!) making it easier than ever to get a library card! We're still in the "trying it out" phase, so please be mindful that we might have minor modifications for the process, but the information & documents required will remain the same - Thank you for your patience and we hope you have a wonderful Library experience with us!

Interested in getting a Richton Park Library Card? As of March 1st, 2021 the library is providing New Library Card Registration by Appointment in order to help get you your new library card quickly & safely.

To schedule an appointment, please call our Circulation Department at 708-481-5333 x4 and we will be happy to schedule your appointment. 

Before your appointment, please make sure you gather the following documentation to bring to your appointment:

In order 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. with your name and Richton Park address 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.  Mortgage statement (no leases)

At your appointment, make sure you bring your proof of residency (see acceptable documents above). Please note when requesting a card for a minor that minors must be present to get a library card.

What is the cost? Richton Park Library Cards are FREE to residents of Richton Park. However, 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. For residents of unincorporated Richton Park, there is a charge of $200.00 per family for a Richton Park Public Library District library card. Replacement cards are $5.00.

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.

Donate Books

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 (03/01/2021): We are not accepting material donations at this time due to safety procautions.


Upcoming Programs

Richton Park Location

Friends of the Library

Join the Friends of the Library!

Meets 2nd Tuesday of the Month at 7:00PM

Next Meeting is October 12th, 2021

Email us to get a link to the meeting!