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How to get a new library card



  1. Your Drivers License or State ID 

  2. A recent piece of mail with your name and address

  3. You must reside within the boundaries (in orange) of the map below.

 (If you are under 18, the form will need to be completed in person by your parent or guardian)


















How to get a new library card when you are a Non-Resident


Residents and property owners within the Mount Olive City Limits pay a library tax as part of their property taxes and are entitled to library cards at no additional fee. Patrons living outside of the corporate city limits must pay for a non-resident library card because the library does not receive any property taxes from areas outside the city limits. Patrons who live outside the Mount Olive City Limits, can purchase a yearly cards for $30 per household.


The non-resident fee will be waived  if:

Upon proving that you either own property within the city limits and pay library taxes on your yearly county real estates or if you own and operate a business within the city limits.

What can I do with my new LIBRARY CARD?

Your new library card allows you to borrow items from any library in the Illinois Heartland Library System! This means that as a patron of Mt. Olive Public Library, you have access to the catalogs of 521 other libraries! You can simply log on, brows the catalog, and if you see something you like, whether it be a book, DVD, CD, audio book, binge box, and more, hit the request button! When it arrives, we will give you a call, send you an email or text, whichever you prefer, and you can come pick it up at your convenience. Take a look around by clicking on our "Catalog," tab.  We even have a new app, that makes it EVEN easier to access the materials you want. Simply download our "Share Mobile Library," App from your app store, and you will have access to both our SHARE Catalog, as well as our "CloudLibrary," at your fingertips! To learn more about our new mobile app, go to:

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