Residents living within the Princeton Library District are eligible for a free library card. To check if your address is within the district CLICK HERE for a map. Once an individual has registered at Princeton Public Library, he or she is free to use the card at any public library in the state.
If you have a valid library card from any library in Illinois, you may use it to check out books at PPL. To confirm the card’s validity, please present it at the circulation desk along with a photo ID.
If an adult resides beyond the jurisdictional boundaries of PPL, Princeton Library cards can be purchased for $94 fee per year per household if we are the closest library to your location.
To apply for a new Princeton Library card, an individual must present a form of identification that bears their name, current address and photo. A post office box mailing address is not acceptable. Children under the age of sixteen must have a parent’s signature on any initial application for a library card.
Registration forms can be filled out at the circulation desk or may be submitted electronically HERE. Electronic applications still require the patron to bring identification to the library in person to receive your barcoded library card.