Checkout, Renew, & Reserve Materials
Downers Grove Public Library Cards are available free
to residents of incorporated Downers Grove. The card can
be used at most Illinois public libraries. The Downers
Grove Public Library also honors cards from most public
libraries located in Illinois.
Residents may apply for a card in-person at the library
or via an online
library card application. To obtain a
card, proof of residency is required. The replacement fee
for a lost card is $2.00.
Owners of Downers Grove businesses are also eligible for
a card at no charge. See Business & Organization Cards for more details.
For those who live in unincorporated Downers Grove, we
Cards. If you
are unsure about whether you live in an incorporated section
of Downers Grove, please call the Circulation Department
at (630) 960-1200 for verification.
Residents of DuPage County are entitled to a free library
card from the College of DuPage which is valid only at
the College of DuPage Library.
You can return library materials 24 hours a day at three
outside locations: 1. East of the Curtiss St. entrance
doors. 2. On the east side of the building (along the
alley). 3. Off the parking lot at the bottom of the north,
outside staircase. Inside book drops are located in the
wall north of the Circulation Desk.
If you're in the mood for books at bargain prices,
stop by the Book Sale Shelf in the Curtiss Street lobby.
The shelf is filled with items removed from the collection,
along with donated materials. Paperbacks are twenty-five
cents each, and hard covers are fifty cents each.
Do you like to read the latest popular works right away?
If so, you'll enjoy our rental collection of current
bestsellers. The cost is 25 cents a day, and the first
day is free. You'll find the collection in the
second floor Adult and Teen Services Department.