Get a Library Card

If you live within the city limits of Spring Valley, you may get a library card free of charge, as part of your tax-supported library service.
How to obtain a library card:

    • Have a valid driver's license or a photo ID(school ID) with your current address.
    • Have another document showing residence in Spring Valley. (e.g., Mail, check, water bill, bills, etc.)
    • Bring these items to the library to sign up for a library card.
    • Children under 14 years old must have an adult or guardian present at initial application for a library card.
    • Your library card will be valid for three(3) years for adults and 2 years for children. (At this time, we will ask to update your address and other information to reissue/renew your library card.)
    • There is a fee of $5.00 to replace damaged, destroyed, lost or stolen library cards.

Your library card allows you to:

    • Borrow books from our library and many other public libraries in Illinois.
    • Gain Access to Omnilibraries to download e-books and e-audiobooks on your Kindle or IPad. Website is:

If you wish to use the Richard A. Mautino Memorial Library services, please bring in your library card with you. If you do not have a library card and live close to Spring Valley, our charge for non-residents is $45.00 per year.