Enlightening and Inspiring Generations with Generations of Ideas

I could not write my books without the library’s help.  Even with the ease of Internet research, I find books to be indispensable when I am writing.  …  Books make me laugh, cry, and think.  They give me insight into history, and into the lives of people in other cultures.  They help me make important decisions, and they provide endless entertainment.  Hooray for libraries!

Peg Kehret
to the LaSalle Public Library on the occasion of the Library's Centennial Celebration, 2007

Library Cards

Your library card allows you to borrow materials from the Library collection, access databases like First Search and Tutor, and be able to download e-books, e-audiobooks and videos!  

Getting a Library Card

If you live within the jurisdictional boundaries of the City of LaSalle and pay Library taxes, you are eligible to apply for a LaSalle Public Library card at no cost.   LaSalle cards are sent to you via U.S Mail.  

If you live outside the boundries of the City of LaSalle, and outside boundries of another public library, you may purchase a Library card at the rate of $55.00 per year.  Cards needs to be paid and renewed on an annual basis in order to retain your library privileges. 

Children may apply for a Library card when they are five. If your child is twelve or under, the card application must have a parent's signature.   Children under the age of sixteen may use the proof of residency provided by their parent.  Children sixteen and over may choose to provide their own proof of residency, or use that of their parent.

If you lose your card, there is a $2.00 fee to replace it.  Library cards are renewed every two years.  

What do I need to bring?

A piece of mail that includes a current address dated within the last thirty days (i.e. utility bill, or mail) and a photo identification. 

All library card registrations take place in the Adult area, on the second level. All patron records are kept strictly confidential per Illinois law.