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Your Library Card

What can I do with my Tinley Park Public Library card?

  • Check out books, audiobooks on CD, DVDs, music CDs, video games, and more
  • Download digital materials like ebooks, audiobooks, and movies
  • Read or listen to interactive storybooks online with Tumblebooks
  • Check out a Nintendo Switch or a Wi-Fi hot spot
  • Place holds on items
    • Did you know? You can place a hold on items from other libraries in the SWAN system and pick them up at our library.
  • Get online tutoring through Brainfuse: HelpNow
  • Take online business, technology, and creative courses with LinkedIn Learning
  • Reserve a study room
  • Check out a Museum Pass
  • Use public computers
  • Use the Digital Media Studio and Conversion Station

Anyone – with or without a card – is welcome to use the library’s public spaces, read our books, and use our WiFi while visiting.

Get a Library Card

Who can get a Tinley Park Public Library Card?

  • Anyone who lives in incorporated Tinley Park or Orland Hills 
  • Anyone who owns or leases taxable residential or business property in incorporated Tinley Park or Orland Hills.
  • Individuals residing in unincorporated Tinley Park may apply for a non-resident fee card, valid for one year. The annual fee is determined by current non-resident fee calculation.

Think you may already have a library card? You can look up your account number or reset your PIN online.

Get a Card in Person

Visit the Checkout Desk and show your Illinois driver’s license or state ID with your current address.

  • If the address is not current, please provide a current utility bill addressed to the applicant. A parent’s or legal guardian’s signature is required on the application and library card of anyone under the age of 18.
  • For a complete list of acceptable forms of identification and proof of residency, view our Circulation Policy or call 708.532.0160, x3.

Apply for a Card Online

If you are 18 years or older and live/own property in incorporated Tinley Park or Orland Hills, you may apply online for your library card. 

Note: If you have an active library card at a SWAN library, you will need to apply for a card in person.

apply online

Loan Periods and Fines

Material Loan Period Fines
Books 3 weeks $.10/day
Easy holiday books 1 week (not renewable) $.10/day
Audiobooks 3 weeks $.10/day
Magazines 3 weeks $.10/day
Nonfiction DVD/Blu-ray 3 weeks $.10/day
DVD/Blu-ray Movies 1 week $1.00/day
DVD/Blu-ray TV Series 3 weeks $1.00/day
Now Playing 1 week (not renewable) $1.00/day
Music CDs 3 weeks $.10/day
Sheet Music 3 weeks $.10/day
Pamphlets 3 weeks $.10/day
Console Games 3 weeks $1.00/day
Take-home Tech Devices 3 weeks (not renewable) $1.00/day
MacBooks 3 hours (in-house use only) $5.00/hour 
Youth Services iPads 1 hour (in-house use only) $1.00/hour

Patrons may borrow up to 100 items at a time. Max item limits:

10 feature film DVDs or Blu-Rays 5 console games
25 CDs or audiobooks  1 Take-home Tech Device

Patrons may have no more than 50 reserves (holds) placed at any given time.