Township to cover cost of library card for unincorporated residents

The Haish Memorial Library, DeKalb Public Library, in DeKalb.

DeKALB – An intergovernmental agreement between the DeKalb Public Library and the Township of DeKalb will allow eligible residents of unincorporated DeKalb Township to register for a free library card.

Instead of charging unincorporated patrons for a nonresident card, the library will charge the township when cards of this nature are issued.

The library has more than 100,000 books, magazines, CDs, DVDs, and audiobooks, with access to many more through the Inter-Library Loan system.

Unincorporated residents will bear the financial responsibility for lost and damaged items.

Only residents of unincorporated areas of the township are eligible. To register for a card, patrons must visit the library with a photo ID and proof of residency at an unincorporated DeKalb address (lease, utility bill, piece of mail, etc.).

A library card is not needed to participate in library events, workshops and classes. Visit to see upcoming programs.

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