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(75 ILCS 16/30-55.60)
Use of library by nonresidents.
The board may extend the privileges and use
of the library, including the
borrowing of materials on an individual basis by persons
residing outside the district. If the board exercises this power,
the privilege of library use shall be upon terms and conditions
prescribed by the
board in its regulations. The board shall charge a
fee for the privileges and use of the library at least equal to the
cost paid by residents of the district, with the
cost to be determined according to the formula established by the Illinois
A person residing outside of a public library service area must apply for a
card at the public library closest to the person's principal residence.
The nonresident cards shall allow for borrowing privileges
at all participating public libraries in the regional library system. The nonresident fee shall
any of the following:
(1) Privileges and use provided (i) under the terms
of the district's membership in a library system operating under the provisions of the Illinois Library System Act or (ii) under the terms of any reciprocal agreement with a public or private corporation or entity providing a library service.
(2) Residents of an area in which the library is
conducting a program for the purpose of encouraging the inclusion of the area in the library district.
(3) A nonresident who, as an individual or as a
partner, principal stockholder, or other joint owner, owns or leases property that is taxed for library service or is a senior administrative officer of a firm, business, or other corporation owning taxable property within the district, upon presentation of the most recent tax bill upon that taxable property or a copy of the commercial lease of that taxable property.
(4) A nonresident in an unincorporated area in
Illinois who is a student whose household falls at or below the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Income Eligibility Guidelines.
The board may adopt regulations waiving the nonresident fee for persons under the age of 18.
(Source: P.A. 101-632, eff. 6-5-20; 102-843, eff. 5-13-22.)