There are two ways to get a library card! You can visit the Circulation Desk at the Library or apply for a virtual card at home. 

To get a card in person, please bring an unexpired photo ID and proof of your current Urbana residence—such as a bill postmarked in the last 30 days. If you forget your proof of address, we can mail your library card to you. 

Register for your library card from home—how convenient! Once you register, you'll have 90 days of access to our Databases and eBooks & More collections. To complete your registration and get full access to all the Library's resources, bring your photo ID and recent proof of Urbana address to Circulation Services, and you’ll be on your way.

Click here for a full explanation of library card requirements.

If you lose your library card, please contact Circulation Services immediately at 217-367-4057.