Library Cards & Borrowing


We are offering temporary library cards online!

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If you live in Cicero and are at least 13 years old, you may now apply for a temporary Cicero Library card online. The card will be valid for 90 days and you may use it to access online resources offered by the library–including e-books, e-audiobooks, e-comic books, e-magazines, movies, TV shows, music, and databases!

To apply for your temporary library card, click on the following link: 

Once your card is approved, your library card number will appear on the screen and will also be e-mailed to you. (Tip: screenshot it for easy access!) 

You will need your library card number to access online resources provided by the library. You will also need to establish a PIN for your library card. To establish your PIN:

  • visit
  • click on Sign In
  • click on Reset my PIN
  • type in your new library card number
  • check your e-mail, you will receive a link to set up your PIN 

To start checking out downloadable materials, please visit:

If you have difficulty registering for a temporary card or accessing online resources, please send an e-mail to to request assistance. 

How do I apply for a library card?

To apply for a library card, please inquire at the Circulation Desk. Keep in mind, library cards stop being made 15 minutes before closing time. Please bring the following 2 documents:

  • Current Photo ID (need not show address, must include current name, copies are not accepted)


  • Official First Class postmarked mail from a business (handwritten mail is not acceptable) or a utility bill or another federal, state, county or municipal document dated within the last 60 days and show current name & address

Note:   For children under 18, no documentation is required for the child, only the documentation for the parent/legal guardian.

Please look at our policy for more details: Library Card Policy

How may I renew my library card?

To renew your library card, please bring the expired card and the above-mentioned two forms of identification. If you have lost your card, there is a replacement fee, with a discount for seniors.

What should I do if my library card is lost or stolen?

If your library card is lost or stolen, please report it immediately to the Cicero Public Library. You are responsible for any materials checked out on your card until it is reported lost or stolen.

What may I check out with my card and how long may I keep the items?

You may check out a maximum of 200 items but the maximum number of DVDs and console games combined is 20. All materials check out for 3 weeks.

The library does not charge fines for overdue materials.

How do I get something from another library?

The SWAN catalog lists materials located in libraries throughout most of suburban Cook County. If you have a SWAN account you can search for and place holds directly from our website. If you need something that isn’t included in SWAN, our Reference Librarians will be happy to assist you. For more information, you can read our Interlibrary Loan page.

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Library Contact Information

5225 West Cermak Road
Cicero, Illinois 60804
Ph: (708) 652-8084
Fax: (708) 652-8095

Library Hours

HOURS: Mon-Thurs 9am-8pm, Fri 9am-5pm, Sat 10am-5pm, closed on Sundays
Public computers shut down 30 minutes before closing

HORARIO: lun-jue 9am-8pm, vie 9am-5pm, sáb 10am-5pm, cerrado los domingos
Computadoras para el público se apagan 30 minutos antes de cerrar

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