BORROWING PRIVILEGES
LIBRARY DISTRICT RESIDENTS back to top

Any person residing in the Gail Borden Public Library District is eligible for a library card.

Parents will determine when their children are ready for their own cards. A parent’s or legal guardian’s signature is required for all children through age sixteen.

Patrons may register for reciprocal borrowing if they have a valid card from their home library.
 

 

BORROWING PRIVILEGES
LIBRARY DISTRICT NON-RESIDENTS back to top

The purpose of this policy is to encourage the establishment and improvement of community library services, to share resources in a positive and equitable basis to be consistent with State law requiring non-residents to pay a fee for library service equal to that of resident taxpayers, and to comply with regulations of the Illinois State Library and the Reaching Across Illinois Library System (RAILS).

Non–residents whose property is not contiguous to the Gail Borden Public Library District (GBPLD) may purchase a non-resident fee card for library borrowing privileges through the GBPL.

Those non-residents whose property is contiguous to the GBPLD must annex to the library district in order to receive library service.

Reciprocal Borrowing
Reciprocal borrowing privileges are extended by the GBPLD to all library card holders from a local public library in Illinois where the card holder is a resident and library taxpayer. Certain restrictions may apply as determined by the GBPLD and under RAILS guidelines.



 

BORROWING PRIVILEGES
NON-RESIDENT PROPERTY OWNERS back to top

The purpose of this policy is to encourage the establishment and improvement of community and library services to residents owning property within the district, but who reside outside the district boundaries.

  1. Personal Cards: The nonresident owner or leaseholder must present either the most recent tax bill (dated within the last twelve months) for the property or a copy of the commercial lease. If the applicant has not yet received a tax bill due to the recent purchase of the property, the person must provide documentation to prove ownership of the property and its address within the Gail Borden Public Library District (deed, bill of sale, title, etc.)

  2. All NRPO cards have FULL borrowing privileges. All NRPO cards must be renewed after one year.

 


 

BORROWING PRIVILEGES
CLASSROOM COLLECTIONS back to top

All teachers who work at a school that is in the Gail Borden Library District are eligible for a classroom collection card (even if they already have a personal library card here).  If the school is in another library's district, the teacher should contact that public library for teacher card policy. Example: Heritage School in Streamwood is a u-46 school but in the Popular Creek Library District.

Classroom collection cards have the following limits:
     60 item limit on card
     Renewal 2 times

Teacher must have a personal ID with home address and a dated documentation for the current school year (ex: paystub, class list, letter from principal)