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Library Card

Getting a card, renewing materials, placing holds, etc.

Who can get a card

Cards are issued free to residents (kindergarten through Adult) of the Vespasian Warner Public Library District.  The District encompasses the Clinton Unit 15 boundaries with the exception of Tunbridge Township.  Tunbridge Township residents have to pay an annual non-resident fee. 

Non-resident fees

The Vespasian Warner Public Library District participates in the Illinois State Library's Non-Resident Card Program.  The annual fee is based on the tax bill of the non-resident. You can pay your non-resident fee online by visiting our E-pay page.

How to Get Your Card

Residents need to provide photo I.D. and a current piece of mail showing your physical address as proof of residency.  For children, the parent needs to provide the above information.  Those who own property in Tunbridge Township need to bring in a photo I.D., piece of mail, and their tax bill.  The library card will be issued in the name on the tax bill.

Borrowing Limits

There are no limits on books, audio books, or magazines. There is a limit of 5 DVDs and 5 CDs per household. 

Placing Holds

Holds may be placed in person, by telephone or by on-line catalogue.  Materials will be held for five working days at which time they will be placed back on the shelf.  Holds may also be placed from home from by Clicking here.   Stop at the library to get your barcode and PIN to access the website.

Renewing Your Borrowed Items

Items may be renewed by stopping in, calling the library or through the on-line catalog by Clicking here. Stop at the library to get your barcode and PIN to access the website.



"All of us can think of a book... that we hope none of our children have taken off the shelf. But if I have the right to remove that book from the shelf -that work I abhor- then you also have exactly the same right and so does everyone else. And then we have no books left on the shelf for any of us."

—Katherine Paterson